From what I understand for compressed plots pools will need to implement a few things including the variable difficulty system we have so farmers can set their own difficulty. The problem is most pools run the basic software from Chia that wasn’t meant to be used commercially. So their backend can’t handle too many partials. For instance our top farmer has submitted 950k partials in the past 24 hours while for most pools they keep each farmer under 500 per 24 hours.
Allowing farmers to choose diff can result in their backends crashing if the diff is too low. So to support MM plots pools will need to do their own backend software like us or risk crashing. That’ll take them weeks at a minimum.
Anything special I need to do to enable pooling? chia farm summary shows as synced and farming, but partials are not showing up in SpacePool for an hour now. Not sure if it matters, but right now I don’t have any compressed plots, they are all just regular nft plots. Thanks in advance.
This might be a stupid question but is there a difference with “compressed” plots created by the gpu vs one done by the cpu. Can we plot via GPU then handover the work to the cpu? Taking care of course to use the correct compression level for the machine so that the cpu can handle it for the number of plots.
The reason I ask is that I run multiple sub PB farms for different groups (colleagues, friends etc). I plan to replot everything with one GPU and then sneaker net them to their harvesters.
I saw that table alright and I actually think I’ll try to go for C5. They are fairly powerful modern cpus with plenty of ram so shouldn’t have any problems.
If I understand then correctly, there is no difference in the plot architecture between cpu and gpu plotted plots and it just depends on the power of the cpu (in this case) whether it can keep up to fill in the missing data.
True, I’ll have to calculate that as well. It’s not of no concern but electricity here is not as expensive as some other places.
Even at full load 24/7 the electricity cost per month would only jump a little. Ill have to calculate whether a lower compression would give a better return however. Very valid point to make, thank you.
Didn’t see anything in the log file. I made sure to stop all previous running chia processes and even restarted my computer just to be sure. Yes, I’m running the gigahorse node + farmer + harvester. I guess I’ll just farm compressed plots while I replace the old uncompressed ones.