Ok, care to explain that shotgun?
Sure thing. Here's my method.
Install LinuxCoin to all boxes. On one box, or a separate box, install BitCoin Mining Proxy ( https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin-mining-proxy
), then setup all workers to proxy through the BTC Proxy. Now you never have to manually change pools. If you want to monitor the temps of the workers you run this via an ssh loop on your boxes:
while $running; do
if [ "`aticonfig --odgt --adapter=0 | grep -o '[0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9]' | sed 's/\.[0-9][0-9]//g'`" -gt "$maxtemp" ] ; then
echo "TOO HOT, shutting down miner"
pkill -9 phoenix.py
If you have ssh-keys setup you don't have to enter passwords to run the temp monitor.
So now your boxes are easy to admin remotely and you don't have to have anything other than a laptop or gaming box to admin them as needed. So, then you put them in a server rack and put the server rack in your garage. Like this:
Ultra40 #1 (2x 6870 (MSI and ASUS))
Ultra40 #2 (2x 6870 (MSI and ASUS))
Quad0 box (Currently 2x6950 MSI, room for two more 5770 single slot versions). Running a Sapphire Pure-Black MB with 4xPCIe slots.
Sun X4600-M2 not running
Sun X2100 #1 not running but maybe it will provide H/A for the next box...
Sun X2100 #2 running BTC-Mining-Proxy, apache/mysql, monitoring apps
Tres0 (2x 6870 MSI Hawk, 1x XFX 5770) room for one more single slot 5770. Running a Sapphire Pure-Black MB with 4xPCIe slots.
Tres1 (2x 6870 MSI Hawk, 1x XFX 5770) room for one more single slot 5770. Running a Sapphire Pure-Black MB with 4xPCIe slots.
I'm planning on removing the ultra40 boxes and replacing them with duplicates of the custom builds (the tres0 and tres1 boxes). And of course I'll be removing the X4600M2 box since it's taking up space and I'm not utilizing it... so that and the rest of the empty space will be filled with more boxes like the tres0.