Plotting on Mac OSX with Node.js



  • Hello !

    I am new to this forum and i will share my experience.

    Now i have a simple node.js app, that will plot 100 or 1000 files without any interaction.

    I started a little hardware project with GPU´s and HDD´s to make my experience with mining this summer.
    As a Mac user, i created a Win7 box with an old Asus board and a old Intel i5 with 6 GB of RAM, 2 old R9 390 AMD Cards and 2 TB of old HDD´s.
    Only the HDD`s are working for Burst...
    At first i started with the original Burst Wallet and the build in plotter on the Win7 box.
    With the plotter from the wallet i did most of the time 100 GB plots and this needed 10 ours. Endless to plot 5TB..

    After some time i wanted more HDD´s and i decided to optimize this plotting process.
    I have a powerfull Mac Mini Server with intel i7 CPU and it should do the plots.
    After reading about plotting on OSX, i tested out the https://github.com/r-majere/mjminer and it worked fine.

    Now i wanted to have a script to automate the "copy and paste into terminal" horror for every new plot.

    I like Node.js and created an app, that create the terminal commands in a loop. The loop is working syncron.
    So now i can create lots of small plots, while i am sleeping. ;)
    For example a 100 GB plot on the mac mini will take 1 our and 15 minutes with 50% CPU power. This is much much faster as the Win7 box.

    You can find the Code on Github. https://github.com/matthiaskoch/Burst-plotter

    If you like it and can increase your earnings by plotting lots of small files, i am happy for a donation to my Burst wallet : BURST-9SQP-RM6K-D666-G835V

    Happy plotting !