Cpu Mining On Linux

Discussion in 'Proof-of-work Mining' started by ec8_civic, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. ec8_civic

    ec8_civic New Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    Hi guys,

    I understand that CPU might not be the most fantastic thing on earth, that said, I have a couple of idle servers id like to test out.

    Im also a considerable noob on linux. So all that said, anyone has any walkthrough on how to get cpu mining going on an ubuntu machine?

    So far managed to get cgm working on windows but not cpum on neither windows nor linux.
  2. Lee Sharp

    Lee Sharp Sr. Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    Independent Consultant
    Houston, Texas
    If you have several hundred servers in a single pool, you may have a slight chance to get a few coins...
  3. ec8_civic

    ec8_civic New Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    Is that fact with numbers or assumption based?

    I don't have hundreds, but only 4.

    That said I also managed .2 DCR in about 5 hours on my laptop today. And cant image my on board Intel 4000 being much better at computations than any Xeon.

    If the servers can get anything close to .1G/hs, id be willing to give it a shot, at this point in time.
  4. ZomaX

    ZomaX Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    #4 ZomaX, Feb 12, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
    @sambiohazard provided the link for this fork of cpuminer that supports the decred algo. Follow the instructions and see if you can get it working. I downloaded it and configured it a little but didn't really spend enough time to get it working.

    Edit: I tried using it again, but at a certain point it just goes over my head. Back to staking for me.
  5. LastNinja

    LastNinja Full Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    How many cores has your server CPU and how many cores has a typical GPU? There is the answer. You'll need not hundreds but thousands to match just one high-end GPU.
  6. ec8_civic

    ec8_civic New Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    I did give it a try yesterday morning, but unluckily failed miserably. The instructions unluckily expect some background knowhow of linux, which I don't seem to posses lol.

    Lets go back a step, my onboard intel 4000 has 1 core, my server has 4. Will I be able to mine 4x as fast? obviously not. I think number of cores vs number of cores has very very little to do with the performance in this case.

    And to put it straight, I have no doubt that in the long run a CPU (no matter the number of cores) will not be a match to any GPU; my question here was, can someone quantify it?

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