Effective Capacity. 0-100 pool

  • @bluebook

    just working on this now.

    so i did exactly what you said and i end up with this figure:


    now when i look at my conf file for creep miner i have the following:

    "targetDeadline" : "1y 0m 5d 00:00:00",

    do you think this is the correct line to edit?

    but how on earth do i calculate my figure into years, months, days etc

    also does it make any difference if my total plot size is split over two different computers, using the same account details obviously.

  • I use Blago which uses the actual amount of seconds, rather than a xY xM xD format.

    The line looks right for the one you need to change

    If you take the result of your origianl calculation and divide it by 60, then divide it by 60, then divide it by 24 (so that makes it minutes, hours and then days), you get 106.865 (so we will round it up to 107).

    Work on a 30 day month (just to be on the safe side) and this will give you 0y 3m 17d 00:00:00

    This will generally give you a more accurate representation of the physical plot size you are mining with.

    As for it being split over 2 computers, I am not sure how this works as I run 1 computer with multiple ext drives. You can either give it a try with the same D/L limit on each miner and see if it improves matters, or the alternative would be to create a 2nd BURST address and re-plot the 2nd computer for that address and recalculate the D/L limit for the 2 smaller plots (would balance out in the long run)

    Hopefully @haitch may drop into this thread, as he will be able to clarify the best way forward with the plots spread over 2 computers

    Do post back on here with how you get on with this though, and if it improves things for you

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    @bluebook For multiple miners but all on the same account, do the max DL computation based on the combined size of each of the individual miners - ie, your total mining capacity.

  • cheers @haitch, wasnt sure personally, so thank you for the clarification.

    So there we have it @zac123, set the same D/L Target on both machines for your entire plot size (combined from both macines) mining on the same account and you should be good to go.

  • @bluebook @haitch

    brilliant thanks guys. i have now done this so i'll just wait to see. the pool says wait for about 360 blocks for it to take effect. so ill hopefully see my TB rise soon.

  • @zac123 Would it not be as simple as:

    9,233,200 seconds == 2564 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds

    [http://www.easysurf.cc/utime.htm#stohms](link url)


    2564 / 24 == 106.83 days

    So, call it 107 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes etc.

    Doesn't have to be bang on I don't think.

    Also, CreepMiner will accept "9233200" instead:

    [https://github.com/Creepsky/creepMiner/wiki/Setting-up-the-miner#targetdeadline](link url)

  • @tedrogers thanks for the reply. veru useful.

    i'm getting stange results. like when i first updated my target DL i watched my capacity rise gradually to be nearly exactly right but then over coming days its slowly dropped again. this more it was approx 9tb, thats like 10tb under what it should be

  • @zac123 As difficulty rises, some of your plots will become "less useful" as other miners have plots that are "more useful" than yours, so you submit less and effective capacity goes down. I notice my EC go up beyond what I actually have plotted when difficulty falls. This is my vague understanding at least!

  • @tedrogers I must also add at this point, that as a relatively new miner myself, even though Burst claims to be ASIC resistant and greener (which it definitely is!), it is not "who has the most money to buy the most TiB" resistant. This narks me off. I enjoy it, and I have put a bit of money into this, but I can never see myself having a PiB farm purely because of the massive financial outlay. Seems that if you've got a lot of servers already (ahem, I'm looking at you 'West Coast Servers', but there are other giants too) then you're already onto a winner and will smash everything else.

  • @tedrogers

    trust me on this matter - but buying Asics and constantly having them up to date to be on par in BTC mining ... requires more money than buying another HDD in the 8 ... 12 TB region which come (with a little luck) at $150 to $250 on ebay - compared to like $2500 for an up to date Asic-rig which you can throw away after one or 2 years because its now inefficient - leaving energy costs aside