Does CPU speed limit the size of your miner?
I just got up to 142TB and am wondering if I should have a faster processor than my intel i7770?
What would be best for 250TB and UP?
I thought this doesn't matter but want to make sure. THANKS!
It's going to depend on your setup. Absolutely optimal is cpu threads > # of drives. Your i7770 is 8 threads, so you're obviously exceeding optimal. However I think 3-4 drives/ thread is going to give you a mining time that is more than acceptable.
A lot of it comes down to determining where your bottle neck is. Is your CPU at 100% when mining? How are your drives connected? SAS/SATA/USB3/USB2/iSCSI/SMB ?
Do you actually have a problem? What are your mining times?
I mine 250TB+ on a TR 1950X that's also plotting - ~45 second mining time. When plotting is complete it'll be 450TB on a 64 thread quad xeon, with more expansion going on.
Find bottleneck, rectify.
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i myself use a Cray XC40 to mine just over 45 TB's, is a'ight
BRO!!! Thanks! That was obvious with your excellent break down. Problem is a 2.0 USB 7way Splitter. Otherwise, My other 3.0 7way splitter bank is 41Seconds for the lot of drives per.
@jaxblack LOL! NICE!
Ill see if I can get a hook up at In-Q-Tel. Rofl!