I know that the maximum answer is 5s but does it matter if I win or will I do it in 0.5s or 2s?
I have a Harvester dendym
Found 0 proofs. Time: 1.36221 s
And on another
Found 0 proofs. Time: 0.48368 s
I wonder if it matters to winning? If everything is less than 0.5s, will I have more to win than having 1-2s?

I explained in simple way how find signage points in Chia log file and how they should look.

Here is bit more info what are they:

â€śEach plot has a unique plotID. Every 8 seconds, there is a signage point (sp) where the harvester checks if any of your plots are eligible for farming based on plot ID and that signage point. It looks up a random value called the quality string (qs) from part of the plot for those that are. Quality string is a small part of the whole proof, and itâ€™s like your lottery ticket. You combine that with the signage point again to generate another random number H ( qa + sp ) =( hashing the lottery drawing with lottery ticket ). The hash value gives you a completely random number between 0 and 1. If you are really close to 0, you win (based on the current difficulty) and if it wins, it then fetches the whole proof from the disk. This hopefully help you understand why you see the â€śPlots passed filterâ€ť on the Farm page.â€ť

â€śEach sub-slot in the challenge and reward chains is divided into 64, smaller, VDFs, and between each of these small VDFs is a point called a signage point. Timelords publish the VDF output and proof when they reach each signage point. Note that both the challenge chain and the reward chains have signage points (but not the infused challenge chain). The number of iterations between each signage point is sp interval iterations, which is equal to sub slot iterations / 64.â€ť

The upper limit for the farmer to claim rewards is about 30 seconds in total. I am not sure whether the same limit applies to sending partials from a farmer to a pool.

Sure it is 30 seconds in total. But if the lookup time will be longer that 2 seconds and your prof will win you may not have enough time to create block.

I think partials limit is 5 seconds but Iâ€™m not sure at least it was hpool policy.

How do you define â€śoftenâ€ť? If there is â€śoftenâ€ť 1 prize only (as you stated) that doesnâ€™t help.

Is that really true? I mean, is that true that the first one wins, or rather the one that is closest to the challenge in the allotted time, so really order doesnâ€™t matter? Otherwise â€śsuper farmsâ€ť would be the only winning ones.

My understanding is that â€śthe first winsâ€ť only applies if someone runs all plots under multiple farmers (e.g., duplicating submitted number of partials / proofs) hoping to increase his/her odds, as such â€śthe first winsâ€ť basically kills his/her secondary farms (all farms in this case reply with exactly the same results). Basically, this is also to prevent someone that sells plots from also farming them, as the odds of winning drop by 50%, so neither good for seller, nor for the buyer.

Also, my understanding of that 5 sec time limit is that it is more or less like â€śdonâ€™t botherâ€ť limit, that could easily be set to 10 seconds, thus accommodating more farms that struggle with that 5 sec limit. The whole point of that 5 sec is that the final decision is made at that time, not really looking at who was first. If the â€śwho is firstâ€ť rule would be in place, there would be no need for that 5 secs at all.

Hi, just installer farmr and looking at my stats. My average response time is 1 sec is that good/sufficient? Will I win more often if I can get that down?

Also, can I get that down if I wanted to? Faster CPU, more memory, both? My drives are connected via sas expanders to a LSI SAS card so not sure if thereâ€™s anything I can do there. Thank you!