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we run a Bitcoin Daemon on a Linode server.

We're seeing huge CPU usage to the point its crashing our server.

We're not mining, simply running a node.

Can you help?

  • Can you please add details such as client version and whether you are using a bootstrap file or downloading and verifying the blockchain from scratch? Or is the blockchain already up to date? – eMansipater Apr 18 '13 at 7:36
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The bitcoin daemon takes around 24 hours on a good server to sync to the network. During this time CPU usage is very high as it is verifying the blockchain from scratch.

Once synced, bitcoind is a far lighter program.

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