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Solo Cluster Mining

My company has a ~270 node cluster we're thinking of turning into a solo mining operation during downtime. Can anyone direct me to a comprehensive tutorial on how to set this up?
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How to tell how many hashes/sec the bitcoin core app on osx is running?

I'm curious how many hashes per sec my cpu is able to perform, is there some way to check this? This is a follow-up to this question.
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Details of Bitcoin mining rewards [duplicate]

I'm looking for some details about how Bitcoin mining rewards are doled out. It seems like the world of Bitcoin mining is composed of CPU miners, GPU miners, ASICs miners, and mining pools. And it ...
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Using GPU mining with the Bitcoin Wallet

After asking this question about using the Bitcoin wallet to mine, I am wondering how I can get my GPU involved with the mining work? Is this possible? or this there other, non-pooling software that ...
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About traditional Bitcoin mining

I'm curious about traditional bitcoin mining, before pooling. Did an older version of the bitcoin wallet found on sourceforge have a mining feature built in which worked on a simple macbook? if so ...
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Armory Client interferes with rpcuser/rpcpassword definitions?

I'm trying to start solo mining with the GUIMiner client. I need to enter my username/password as defined in the bitcoin.conf file. I never entered those, but they did exist because my BC client ...
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Having trouble solo mining [duplicate]

I mine for fun. Please no responses saying "You really shouldn't mine on that computer. At all. Forget mining exists." Whenever I try to mine using the instructions given in the README of the ...
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Solo mining error

so i have been trying to set up my pc to solo mine for almost a week now. i am using bitcoin core and guiminer v0.10.2. i have gotten to the point where i can start mining, but when i do i get this ...
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Bitcoind crashes directly after starting

I'm am trying to solo mine. My first problem is when I try to launch bitcoin client as server with guiminer I get this error Invalid -rpcallowip subnet specifications.* valid are a single ip. I ...
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Solo Mine with an AntMiner

How do I solo mine with an AntMiner? AntMiners use cgminer, which certainly supports GBT, but when I use http://<my_local_net_ip>:8332/ and my bitcoind username and password for "Worker" and ...
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Simultaneously Solo and Pool Mining

It's possible to send shares both to a localhost GBT "pool" (e.g., Bitcoin Core's) and to a remote Stratum pool.* Now, if I discover a block, won't both my localhost GBT "pool" and the remote pool ...
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How Do I create a Mining Pool for an Altcoin?

I made an altcoin using coincreator.net , but I can only mine it on an underpowered windows computer. I was wanting to make a pool so that my friends and I could mine it together from a Windows or a ...
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json_rpc_call solo mining with bitcoin running on Windows 7 for antminer

I setup BitcoinD on a Windows 7 PC. I configured for defaults except user/pw and rpcallowip=192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0. have also tried 192.168.1.* with no luck. I ultimately want to use an Antminer ...
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Get work on custom solo mining software

I'm making a bitcoin solo miner, what is the URL to get the current block header a with JSON call? I also need the URL where the work will be sent if a valid solution is found. Right now I'm trying ...
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Tracing solo miners and anonymity

Can one, theoretically, write a program that is similar to a solo miner but instead it just logs IPs of other computers on the bitcoin net to trace IPs that might have bitcoin wallets on them and then ...
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is it necessary to stay connected to internet [duplicate]

it could be a basic question for you guys, but i'm new in this. is it necessary to stay connected to internet while doing solo-mining ? is there any method to keep mining without permanent internet ...
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multi coin solo mining

I'm wondering about switching coins while solo mining? Does switching before I block is mined effect the odds of getting a block reward, or is it always essentially chance?? For example, if I mine ...
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Solo mining works on Windows, fails in (identically configured) Linux

Solo mining (for any coin) works on Windows, but not on Linux. Why won't my Linux setup work even though it's identical? Here is a sample configuration file. This is from OSC (OpenSourceCoin), but it ...
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Mining on your own network, or creating your own mini pool

I have one computer set up and solo mining away. The bitcoin client is running in server mode, and bfgminer connects to it with -o 127.0.0.1:8332. I have a second computer that I'd also like to mine ...
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How to mine solo?

Now I assume that probably all cryptocurrencies that have any value at all are impossible to mine alone for any realistic mining cluster setup, for a normal individual. However, I have been curious ...
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Bitcoin.conf & JSON-RPC options

What does it mean in the bitcoin.conf file when it states, "server=1 tells Bitcoin-Qt to accept JSON-RPC commands?" If all one needs to do to solo mine is type setgenerate true in the console, then ...
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Bitcoin-Qt & Bitcoin.conf

Just confirming here ... Does Bitcoin-Qt require that I create a bitcoin.conf file in order to solo mine on my Mac? I created one after reading the wiki and placed it in Lib/AppSupp/Bitcoin but I am ...
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Bitcoin.conf & Connect=

When configuring the bitcoin.conf file, what should you put in connect= ? There are IP addresses listed here, so I removed the # sign and left them as is. I also entered my WAN address and my local ...
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Bitcoin-Qt & setgenerate true

Will Bitcoin-qt mine bitcoins if all I have done is downloaded and installed Bitcoin-qt, and typed in "setgenerate true" into the console? Are there other steps or configurations necessary? If so, ...
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is Bitcoind -gen solo mining ?

I am running "./bitcoind -daemon -gen" in my machine . Is it solo mining ? If so, what does it take to create 1 bitcoin ? When i run "./bitcoind getbalance" it is always 0.00000 . "./bitecoind ...
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Lottery Mining?

I know mining is extremely difficult now. I just wondering has anyone "won" by solo mining a block? How does the chances compare against say wining the lottery? Assume 3 Giga Hashes Per Second say. ...
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Number of transactions and transaction history don't match in XenCoinQt

I am solo mining XenCoin using XenCoin QT v0.6.3.3-g069d718-beta. The number of transactions shown on the overview tab is 9, yet there are 7 transactions listed in the transaction history. Also, ...
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Connecting to Bitcoin wallet outside of LAN to 'Solo' Mine

For educational purposes only... Scenario: My friend and I want to solo mine on 1 wallet. But, his computers are not on\in my LAN network. The wallet has been set to server mode: -server ...
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Effect of internet connection speed on solo mining [duplicate]

I have a set of PCs hasing at 100 kH/s and currently the network difficulty is 2674.36329706. My power usage is 200 W, and as per ...
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Solo mining: gen=1 needed when using minerd?

I'm guessing maxcoind follows the same conventions as bitcoind. I've read up most everything except the actual source code but it seems that's the only place to find my answer! Anyways, so when I go ...
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How to dump all of addresses from wallet.dat for other alt-coins?

I'm on binarycoin now, with solo mining. Luck smile to me. I'm found 5 blocks. It is 100.0 binarycoins. I'm trying to use "aggressive" speed-up, my daemon compiled with -O3. After last block I ...
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Entry point hardware for profitable mining [closed]

A) Which hardware B) Which GH/s level will be profitable for 1) Pool mining 2) Solo mining Bitcoins as of February 2014? Links to sources where information can be checked over time will be great, ...
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Unable to connect to litecoin-qt server from more than 3-4 machines

I've created a litecoin-qt server with the following configuration: { "pools" : [ { "url" : "http://192.168.10.5:9332", "user" : "something", ...
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Complete Explanation of Mining [closed]

I have 6 miners, all with 3 R9 280x's. (Yes, not bitcoin mining, but there isn't a general mining stack site and it still uses cgminer so it's relevant) I've been working on getting them running ...
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Is my litecoin solo configuration working?

I've setup on machine1, litecoin-qt with litecoin.conf as described in http://cryptocur.com/litecoin/litecoin-mining/ (username, password, IP range allowed, etc, all different). rpcuser=something ...
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can i solo mine with minepeon?

i'm solo mining but it just doesnt feel right that i don't get any accepts while solo mining. is this right? (see picture below; the top pool with the blacked out adress) settings: bfgminer ...
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Not generating any blocks

I am running bitcoind, and I have cgminer solo-mining on it. I am mining on Testnet3. My hash rate (this is an OLD computer) is ~800Khash/s, so according to one online calculator I should be ...
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Join a pool or create my own pool with my 500 PCs?

I'm an internet provider for a village that doesn't have access to internet except through my service. I thought about using my customers' PCs for mining and splitting the profits between us. Each ...
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More than 1000 CPU solo mining = bitcoin? [duplicate]

I´m very new to all of this. I have a question: If I have 1000 (or more) machines with CPU (and no GPU) solo mining (12 hours/day), will it be profit? (these calculations are too complicated to ...
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Solo mining just for luck, realistic?

Just turned my attention to mining and the concepts are quite new to me. First of let me clear: I realize that my hardware setup is far from ideal for mining. This is also the reason why I do not want ...
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How do I use the blockchain file bootstrap.dat?

Once I have the 9+ Gb bootstrap.dat file downloaded, how do I use it? I'd like to attempt mining without joining a pool; do I have the right file for a solo effort? I can use Windows or Linux so ...
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What are the odds of discovering a block as a solo miner?

I understand that during mining, one does not discover individual coins, but rather blocks of coins, and I heard that one block equals many coins (but how many?). I am wondering though, as a solo ...
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BFGMiner, what will be displayed when solo mining?

I have started solo mining with BitcoinQt and BFGMiner on my Block Erupters. I would first like to determine, if indeed I am doing this right, what I should see, and to make sure if on the rarest ...
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Solo mining before wallet got sync'd

So the question is can i start mining(solo)/using my wallet for transactions or whatever when my wallet is not sync'd? I've tried to mine solo but it doesn't work =(.
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of pooled mining?

Is it better to mine solo? Is pooled mining what is recommended now? I've heard you get about the same back either way, but I am confused and would like some help.
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Wouldn't the expected return of a mining pool be no more than solo mining?

I don't understand the advantages of pool mining if you want to maximize your return. It seems like all it does is even out your return to make it more predictable by paying you smaller amounts more ...
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How is Bitcoin / Litecoin mining prize awarded when solo mining?

When solo mining and connecting to either the Bitcoin-QT server or Litecoin-QT server. If I actually do find a solution to the block, how is that prize awarded? I have not shared my public key via ...
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Solo mining on OS X with Diablo Miner

I want to test Solo mining on OS X with Diablo Miner, so I pass options: ./DiabloMiner-OSX.sh -u my_user -p my_pass -r 8332 and I get: [5/1/13 11:01:37 PM] Started ...
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Solo vs Pool mining for new crypto-currencies?

I have a not-so-good miner in terms of mining, like with CPU mining with LTC, it goes to 15 kHash/s which is pretty low. I thought nor pool mining nor solo mining will earn me much when at this ...
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How to solo-mine bitcoins with bfgminer?

I'm completely new to Bitcoin, so my understanding of mining is still improving. I downloaded BFGMiner, and now I would like to perform some solo mining. (I would rather have it use my GPU, but if ...