I am using the latest blago miner (miner-v1.160420) . I have the cache size at 100000 <<<that gives me the best results. I look at the task manager and all looks fine. I will try to make it happen again but I kinda think its a java problem.
@myminerep You can run rigs doing both Eth and Burst (I have a couple of them), but the Eth mining will impact the Burst mining if you use the GPU miner. One of my primary miners can do 60GB in 22 seconds using jMiner. However, if it's also Eth mining those same 60GB take 115 seconds instead - and no tinkering with priorities will fix it. The average time for a Burst round is 4 minutes, so for me, just under 2 minutes is acceptable, but it's possible I've missed some blocks because of it.
currently the sync process is quite long, but we're working on multithreading the coin. In fact, I believe they've already sped it up about 10 times for the next release. But for now, we have download links that you can find here on the forum, that will allow you to download the chain directly. I'm sure @haitch can help with this.
@dmp1ce I was originally looking to create very large, fully optimized plot files to minimize the mining time. However I had problems trying to plot a 16TB plot file, so reverted to smaller ones (~4TB), but I didn't bother re-configuring the ZFS layout. In hindsight I should have, but I'm not going to replot it all.
The NetApp Storage Appliance is a SAN, optimized for running as a huge raid. You could potentially setup a LUN per disk and then treat them as individual disks (I'm not familiar enough with the NetApp to say if this is definitely doable - some of the appliances virtualize the storage in such a way that multiple small LUN's might be counter-productive), but I'd use it to present one of more large LUNs.
Depending on the appliance it's probably either Fiber Channel or iSCSI, so you'll need a PC (preferably) running a Server OS to do the actual Plotting/Mining. It's not the most straight forward setup, but entirely doable - my primary miner is a Windows Server VM on an HP Workstation running VMware linked to a Solaris ZFS server over Infiniband.
If you need any help getting this setup, feel free to ask.