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November 23, 2013, 09:09:51 AM
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With my current hashing rate I need to pick a pool and stick to it! I have dabbled with Slushs pool when on 16Ghs but now Im on a healthy 28GHS.
Im currently mining a small pool with a 600GHS hash rate.

With the current difficulty increases, should I play safe and mine with slush?

AS for mining multiple pools in case of failover, how do I configure stratum proxy to switch pools and how do ASIC blades know how to switch servers automatically?

These Asic blades are not as as failover friendly as say a BFL on CGminer.

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November 23, 2013, 12:25:56 PM
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I see my doppelganger has arrived  Shocked

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November 23, 2013, 07:55:05 PM
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I see my doppelganger has arrived  Shocked

Smiley I could of gone with doctor F but the kids at school took the micky enough when I was a kid (went to Gloucester, stepped in a puddle right up to my middle, never went their again) so I use my first initial - G Smiley Smiley

Nice to meet you! Small or big pool? I chickened out and signed back up to Slush....

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November 23, 2013, 11:16:53 PM
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Something mid-sized would work well.
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November 24, 2013, 12:13:05 AM
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slush or bitminter. any bigger is to big any smaller is unreliable bitminter dost seem to have long dry spells which is nice
slush is an awesome admin and should be worshiped like a god

set the stratum proxy to change pools. the way they decide to change pools is simple if they dont get a response in x amount of time they assume the pool is offline and change to 2nd pool

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November 24, 2013, 08:55:11 AM
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Slushes scoring method means increased variance when the pools' proportion of the network decreases. I'd stick with a pool offering DGM, PPLNS or PPS.

If you choose PPS you don't need to worry about pool size (as long as the pool doesn't look like it will fail and disappear with your money).

If you want to mine DGM or PPLNS, you'd be best off mining at multiple pools to reduce your mining variance:

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November 24, 2013, 12:30:02 PM
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I highly recommend Bitminter. It's super cool.

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November 24, 2013, 01:41:11 PM
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I highly recommend Bitminter. It's super cool.


i wonder why you would recommend that XD
i think you have an agenda... just my hunch Cheesy

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November 24, 2013, 04:34:55 PM
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Im on a healthy miniscule 28GHS.


EFA. Smiley

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November 24, 2013, 04:56:15 PM
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I highly recommend Bitminter. It's super cool.


Send me that knc miner and I'll think about it, lol

I actually use bitminter. I'm a very impatient person so it's hard for me to stay at one place. When I started I was using 4 usb erupters and was using bitminter. Now that I have two v2 blades I'm torn between bitparking and bitminter.

Now next year when I buy my Prospero X-3 I'll leave it on bitminter and reap the benefits.

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November 24, 2013, 08:39:50 PM
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i wonder why you would recommend that XD
i think you have an agenda... just my hunch Cheesy

I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about  Grin

Send me that knc miner and I'll think about it, lol

Mine faster! Wink

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November 24, 2013, 08:52:04 PM
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i wonder why you would recommend that XD
i think you have an agenda... just my hunch Cheesy

I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about  Grin

Send me that knc miner and I'll think about it, lol

Mine faster! Wink

That hamster can only go so fast, and I'm running out of oil for his wheel, lol. I don't stand a chance in the race, especially when there is one user at 10 THs.

I do like your service though.

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November 25, 2013, 12:19:11 AM
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im stuck between 3 pools and this is how iv worked it

Bitminter 10gh
slush      3.5gh
BTCMINE 2gh (tiny pool almost like solo mining)

hopefully ill be adding more soon
i need the knc miner from bitminter my happiness counts on it

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November 25, 2013, 12:29:41 AM
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im stuck between 3 pools and this is how iv worked it

Bitminter 10gh
slush      3.5gh
BTCMINE 2gh (tiny pool almost like solo mining)

hopefully ill be adding more soon
i need the knc miner from bitminter my happiness counts on it

Right now I have 20gh and when I used bfgminer with the usb erupters I could split my power between several pools. I don't see a way to do that with the blades, unless I'm missing something with stratum proxy, as that is what I have to use for slush, and most other pools.

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November 25, 2013, 01:25:21 AM
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im stuck between 3 pools and this is how iv worked it

Bitminter 10gh
slush      3.5gh
BTCMINE 2gh (tiny pool almost like solo mining)

hopefully ill be adding more soon
i need the knc miner from bitminter my happiness counts on it

Right now I have 20gh and when I used bfgminer with the usb erupters I could split my power between several pools. I don't see a way to do that with the blades, unless I'm missing something with stratum proxy, as that is what I have to use for slush, and most other pools.

Michael

actually your missng alot you can change where the proxy goes and change ports so you can have 3 proxys on 3 ports to 3 pools so then you log onto your blade and change the ports to diffrent proxys

create a short cut and paste this into the target line after the directory info
-o *pool* -p *poolport* -gp *thegetworkportyouwantyourminerstoconnectto*


i had to do a hell of alot of digging to find this out

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November 25, 2013, 02:07:59 AM
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im stuck between 3 pools and this is how iv worked it

Bitminter 10gh
slush      3.5gh
BTCMINE 2gh (tiny pool almost like solo mining)

hopefully ill be adding more soon
i need the knc miner from bitminter my happiness counts on it

Right now I have 20gh and when I used bfgminer with the usb erupters I could split my power between several pools. I don't see a way to do that with the blades, unless I'm missing something with stratum proxy, as that is what I have to use for slush, and most other pools.

Michael

actually your missng alot you can change where the proxy goes and change ports so you can have 3 proxys on 3 ports to 3 pools so then you log onto your blade and change the ports to diffrent proxys

create a short cut and paste this into the target line after the directory info
-o *pool* -p *poolport* -gp *thegetworkportyouwantyourminerstoconnectto*


i had to do a hell of alot of digging to find this out

I noticed the -gp flag, just never really knew what it did. I really don't mean to hijack the thread, but a getwork proxy, the only one I have come across is poold.py and after reading the code I was able to generate the conf and database file but kept getting json decode errors.

I would love to setup a getwork proxy, so I can experiment solo alt coins.

I need to look at cgminer as it seems to have alot of additional functions than just mining.

BFG Miner has built in proxy support for blades. Problem solved.  Grin Grin Grin Grin

Thank you though,
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November 25, 2013, 11:07:07 AM
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im stuck between 3 pools and this is how iv worked it

Bitminter 10gh
slush      3.5gh
BTCMINE 2gh (tiny pool almost like solo mining)

hopefully ill be adding more soon
i need the knc miner from bitminter my happiness counts on it

Right now I have 20gh and when I used bfgminer with the usb erupters I could split my power between several pools. I don't see a way to do that with the blades, unless I'm missing something with stratum proxy, as that is what I have to use for slush, and most other pools.

Michael

actually your missng alot you can change where the proxy goes and change ports so you can have 3 proxys on 3 ports to 3 pools so then you log onto your blade and change the ports to diffrent proxys

create a short cut and paste this into the target line after the directory info
-o *pool* -p *poolport* -gp *thegetworkportyouwantyourminerstoconnectto*


i had to do a hell of alot of digging to find this out

I noticed the -gp flag, just never really knew what it did. I really don't mean to hijack the thread, but a getwork proxy, the only one I have come across is poold.py and after reading the code I was able to generate the conf and database file but kept getting json decode errors.

I would love to setup a getwork proxy, so I can experiment solo alt coins.

I need to look at cgminer as it seems to have alot of additional functions than just mining.

BFG Miner has built in proxy support for blades. Problem solved.  Grin Grin Grin Grin

Thank you though,
Michael

bfg and cgminer will both run as just a proxy

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November 27, 2013, 04:30:24 PM
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i wonder why you would recommend that XD
i think you have an agenda... just my hunch Cheesy

I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about  Grin

Send me that knc miner and I'll think about it, lol

Mine faster! Wink

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The race is not always to the swift, my good doctor.

Hehe, you are right about that Smiley

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November 27, 2013, 04:48:01 PM
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The race is not always to the swift, my good doctor.

Hehe, you are right about that Smiley


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