What does the mining-pool architecture look like? Obviously GPU's can hash data much faster than it can be distributed via the internet, so I assume pools must allocate a range of nonces for miners to work on at any given time?
So if there were 2 miners, would the pool server allocate nonces 1-100,000 to miner 1, 100,101-200,000 to miner 2, then keep allocating the work as each set of nonces are completed? Or do I have it wrong?
I tried digging into the source of Eloipool, but it all seems very cryptic/there is very little (if any?) documentation?