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May 10, 2014, 06:20:23 PM
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I have a small bitcoin mining farm with twelve Antminer S1's.

I want to set it up in an exemplary manner as far as management of this farm is concerned. I do it for selfish reasons, so as to make the maximum amount of money and to make it easy to manage them. Th that end, for instance, I already monitor them to make sure that I know when some of them are down. It already helped me when a cheap power strip tripped its breaker, I knew about it in an hour.

For my other (non-antminer) Linux servers, like algebra.com webservers and others, I reboot them on a regular basis, once a week. This seems to be the best strategy and it makes lock-ups extremely rare.

I am wondering if I should, perhaps, reboot antminer S1's on schedule also, such as once per week. Do antminers lock up due to software reasons, in your experience?

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May 10, 2014, 06:24:01 PM
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I leave my Ants on for several weeks at a time and I don't notice any difference from when they first go on.

The exception,  from what I have seen,  is if I do a bad job managing heat and the chips get too hot.  If heat is a concern for you,  you might want to reboot every 24-48 hours.
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May 10, 2014, 06:24:27 PM
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No. No reason to reboot them at all.
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May 10, 2014, 08:08:43 PM
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use mDudes program  it monitors them   and if you get x's   it auto boots.
 his thread:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=596178.0


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 x's are reason to boot. as they cost hashpower



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May 10, 2014, 09:32:58 PM
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My ant never stops - don't poke the bear.

DO install the kano's firmware, it brought my system load down from 1.9-2.2 down to 1.2-1.3.


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May 10, 2014, 09:43:00 PM
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My ant never stops - don't poke the bear.

DO install the kano's firmware, it brought my system load down from 1.9-2.2 down to 1.2-1.3.




Can you link to where to get kano's antminer firmware and the concept of system load?   Thanks!
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May 10, 2014, 09:51:39 PM
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My ant never stops - don't poke the bear.

DO install the kano's firmware, it brought my system load down from 1.9-2.2 down to 1.2-1.3.




Can you link to where to get kano's antminer firmware and the concept of system load?   Thanks!

https://github.com/kanoi/cgminer-binaries/tree/master/AntS1

http://blog.scoutapp.com/articles/2009/07/31/understanding-load-averages

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May 10, 2014, 09:56:40 PM
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Thanks so much!
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May 10, 2014, 09:58:36 PM
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Most electronics will last longer if left on. It reduces the amount of heat cycles thus lowering the stress created from that.

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May 11, 2014, 04:33:22 AM
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It is better to let them running without restart, as mentioned above, they will last longer if just leaved in constant working load.
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