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bitcond and bitcoin-Qt system configuration and bandwidth requirements

What is the best operating system configuration for a computer to run (bitcoind or bitcoin-Qt) and (BFGminer or CGMiner) under Linux, assuming that it will be connected to a 3 Terrahash mining rig on ...
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Bandwidth required for Bitcoin going global?

Something that I feel might be the obstacle against Bitcoin going global -- but which I've never seen anyone mention -- is this: If Bitcoin goes global, I think it's possible that the number of ...
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What is the bandwidth of the standard bitcoin client as at August 2013?

A question about bandwidth was asked and answered in Nov 2011... we are now Aug 2013 and the usage of bitcoin has grown enormously since then. So just as an update to that question I ask it again ...
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What are the alternatives to downloading the 6GB block chain?

I hail from a state where bandwidth is yet at a premium. Typical download speeds, in my experience as a dialup ADSL user, range from 10KBps up to 70KBps. Inclement weather may cause packet loss if not ...
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How can I limit bandwidth usage in Bitcoin-qt client?

I've just finished the intial blockchain download/verify in my BitcoinQt client (17 hours..) and I now see that BitcoinQt is happily eating all of my upstream bandwidth. (About 110kByte/sec on my ADSL ...
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What is the average bandwidth used by the default client?

I am asking it because I'd like to install the client in my work office. Is that safe? I know the first time it take a long time downloading about 2 GB or more, but what is the daily normal activity?
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What are the bandwidth requirements of a mining rig?

How much bandwidth consumption can I expect per 900 Mhash/s rig (for instance) for both pooled and solo scenarios? I'm looking for a ballpark number for the on going requirements, after the initial ...