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May 03, 2014, 03:39:46 PM
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Oh, sorry, I never explained myself, I'm not mining SHA256, I'm mining Scrypt altcoins! Wink

Gotcha.  That makes far more sense.  Your Uncle is a very nice guy if he's letting you peg all those CPUs to 100% all the time.  You should tell him to pick up a couple of those Scrypt blade miners and hook them into a single machine in his data center.  You'd get greater hash rate, and he'd not have to worry about you burning out his machines.

Well, those computers are used mainly for storage, so the CPU resources are never really used in any profitable way, that is why he granted me the logins.

What are those scrypt blade miners, how do they work, and more importantly, how much do they cost?


The Scrypt blade miners are ASIC hardware for mining coins like LTC, DOGE, etc.  At present Gridseed manufactures them, along with their 5-chip dual miners.  The miners are dual blades, with each blade having 40 chips, for a total of approximately 5.2 MH/s from the unit, all for about 140 watts.  You can pick them up for about $1500 USD give or take.  If you were to pick one up for yourself, you'd have to deal with VAT and customs fees (depending on where in Europe you are).  I'm not sure what kind of tax/import fees there are in Brazil.

That's pretty expensive, considering that I can get about 7 Mh/s for free.



LOL... you might be getting it for free, your Uncle certainly isn't.  He's paying for the electricity costs of all of those 1500 instances, which by the way will certainly increase because they are now drawing far more power than they were before when they were sitting idle doing nothing but storage as you said.  He's also dealing with the risk associated with you pegging all of those CPUs to 100%.  To him, it is likely very worth the investment of a couple of those blade miners.  He'd make the investment back on power savings alone.

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May 08, 2014, 04:18:26 AM
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Here's the deal, I am from Europe and I have my uncle in Brazil has granted me access to the infrastructure of computers of his company, I've been cloud mining for the past few hours and I got decent results, I'm mining on multipool and I'm getting about 7 Mh/s, I have a problem though, my computer cannot be online for to long, it's a very poor machine, constantly overheating and crashing, but considering that I can only cloud mine through SSH on putty, if I turn off my computer, the cloud mining stops, I need some sort of virtual desktop on the web from which I can control the remote computers, in a way that I am able to shutdown my machine and the process keeps doing.

Any suggestion?
by using ssh
you can use the command
"screen"
it enables detach of the process(still running, just functioning like minimize in windows) thus running even when you're off
How to use:
Detaching(doing this when want to mine and let it be)
1. logon the ssh console as you should be
2. type "screen" (without the quotes) and press enter
3. press space to acknowledge the rules(ain't reading for sure Grin)
4. type your miner command as usual
5. when the thing starts press CTRL+A(hold the both) and tap D (tap!)
6. you will see a message Process detached from <hostname>.<processid>.<sessionname>
7. done! (you can close the ssh console with the process detached from foreground and still running)
Attaching(doing this when want to see the current status of the miner or making changes or whatever operation involved)
1. logon the ssh console as normally
2. type "screen -r" (without the quotes) and press enter
3. you will see your mining status
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May 08, 2014, 04:25:47 AM
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To get the <host>.<pid>.<session>, type
screen -ls

For accidents

When quit without detaching the process, you may receive a message of "no process detached"
type "screen -d -r <host>.<pid>.<session>" (without quotes)

When detached two or more process instead of one
type "screen -r <host>.<pid>.<session>" (without quotes)

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May 08, 2014, 04:29:06 AM
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In cases of not having "screen" on your device (normally it's included in a server based system)
go "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install screen" (without quotes)
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