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April 26, 2012, 04:59:13 AM
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Do people still need frontends like mmcfe, simplecoin, p2pool, etc?

Also what is p2pool and why do people use it?
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April 26, 2012, 02:25:51 PM
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Do people still need frontends like mmcfe, simplecoin, p2pool, etc?

Also what is p2pool and why do people use it?

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/P2Pool

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April 26, 2012, 05:45:55 PM
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when you run more than a couple of rigs it makes things a lot simpler.

p2pool isn't really a frontend, it's more of a backend.

I use anubis to monitor my cgminers and I can point them to whatever pool, or solo or p2pool with a couple clicks. Don't need to stop every miner and have them reload a config to restart.
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April 27, 2012, 04:03:20 AM
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Do people still need frontends like mmcfe, simplecoin, p2pool, etc?

Also what is p2pool and why do people use it?
"people" not so much,
pools definitely. tho p2pool isnt a front end Smiley

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April 27, 2012, 06:40:02 AM
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Do people still need frontends like mmcfe, simplecoin, p2pool, etc?

Also what is p2pool and why do people use it?

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/P2Pool
Ive found and read that link before but i still dont understabd the convience of it.
Maybe if someone could give me a couple of one liners describing some uses for p2pool to someone who dosent mine or own/run a mining farm in my garage.
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April 27, 2012, 06:43:53 AM
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Do people still need frontends like mmcfe, simplecoin, p2pool, etc?

Also what is p2pool and why do people use it?

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/P2Pool
Ive found and read that link before but i still dont understabd the convience of it.
Maybe if someone could give me a couple of one liners describing some uses for p2pool to someone who dosent mine or own/run a mining farm in my garage.
It's a decentralized pool, which IMO makes sense for a decentralized currency.

You get all the choices and security of solo mining but with the variance of pooled mining.

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April 27, 2012, 06:49:45 AM
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Do people still need frontends like mmcfe, simplecoin, p2pool, etc?

Also what is p2pool and why do people use it?

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/P2Pool
Ive found and read that link before but i still dont understabd the convience of it.
Maybe if someone could give me a couple of one liners describing some uses for p2pool to someone who dosent mine or own/run a mining farm in my garage.
It's a decentralized pool, which IMO makes sense for a decentralized currency.

You get all the choices and security of solo mining but with the variance of pooled mining.
Decentrelized mining pool.... Now ive heard it all. Thanks for clearing that up.
Now when i read the p2pool wiki it might actually make sense to me for once Tongue
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April 27, 2012, 04:48:36 PM
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While I do agree p2pool needs more comprehensive documentation the first line of the wiki is ...

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P2Pool is a decentralized Bitcoin mining pool that works by creating a peer-to-peer network of miner nodes.

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Simple version is that it is like solo mining with shared rewards.

It doesn't really belong in the list of front ends.  As someone else indicated it is more a "back end".  Instead of a central pool server all the participating nodes make up the decentralize pool network
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April 27, 2012, 04:52:31 PM
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I think anybody with a large mining farm would benefit from a frontend like what pools can provide.  Historical data, the ability to reset monitoring stats without resetting your miner, and graphing of average performance.

Small time miners (maybe 2 or 3 rigs) can generally get all the information they need from their mining clients.  But once you're at ~20 different mining cards, being able to monitor their overall performance beyond what a mining client provides is extremely useful.

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April 27, 2012, 04:56:58 PM
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I think anybody with a large mining farm would benefit from a frontend like what pools can provide.  Historical data, the ability to reset monitoring stats without resetting your miner, and graphing of average performance.

Small time miners (maybe 2 or 3 rigs) can generally get all the information they need from their mining clients.  But once you're at ~20 different mining cards, being able to monitor their overall performance beyond what a mining client provides is extremely useful.

cgminer via API allows you to monitor any number of rigs but it does lack historical stats.  I am writing a front end which will poll cgminer instance(s) periodically and store the historical data.  Should provide most of the benefit without the complexity of running a pool front end.
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November 01, 2013, 12:02:08 PM
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I think anybody with a large mining farm would benefit from a frontend like what pools can provide.  Historical data, the ability to reset monitoring stats without resetting your miner, and graphing of average performance.

Small time miners (maybe 2 or 3 rigs) can generally get all the information they need from their mining clients.  But once you're at ~20 different mining cards, being able to monitor their overall performance beyond what a mining client provides is extremely useful.

cgminer via API allows you to monitor any number of rigs but it does lack historical stats.  I am writing a front end which will poll cgminer instance(s) periodically and store the historical data.  Should provide most of the benefit without the complexity of running a pool front end.

Sorry for necroing the thread, but how did that front end turn out? Smiley

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