**Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin

#81

[quote=“FuzzyBear, post:42, topic:193”][quote=“coinchart, post:41, topic:193”]Mine are still showing as immature. Not showing as unconfirmed or in balance yet.

Could anyone comment?[/quote]

Mined blocks take something like 3000 confirmations for primecoin i believe.

So just wait it out and you will get your coins in your wallet soon enough :slight_smile:

One thing u can do is see how many confirmations you have on each block u mined… go to the transactions page and hover the mouse over the block stopclock on the left hand side… or go to the debug window and type “listtransactions” and you will see the number of confirms there.

FuzzyBear[/quote]

Do the confirmations come from other miners, or do you have to keep mining until all 3,000 confirmations are done?

#82

[quote=“atariguy, post:81, topic:193”][quote=“FuzzyBear, post:42, topic:193”][quote=“coinchart, post:41, topic:193”]Mine are still showing as immature. Not showing as unconfirmed or in balance yet.

Could anyone comment?[/quote]

Mined blocks take something like 3000 confirmations for primecoin i believe.

So just wait it out and you will get your coins in your wallet soon enough :slight_smile:

One thing u can do is see how many confirmations you have on each block u mined… go to the transactions page and hover the mouse over the block stopclock on the left hand side… or go to the debug window and type “listtransactions” and you will see the number of confirms there.

FuzzyBear[/quote]

Do the confirmations come from other miners, or do you have to keep mining until all 3,000 confirmations are done?[/quote]
confirmations come from other miners… the confirmations is the count of blocks between the current latest block on the chain and your block you are interested in.

FuzzyBear

#83

[quote=“FoldingTime, post:79, topic:193”][quote=“theDF, post:77, topic:193”]Hi there!
Im new here, is it possible running a XPM mining on VPS without using high/full CPU resources? Im trying to make it run maks 50% of the CPU resources to keep my VPS alive without getting banned because use 100% of it resources 24/7.
Thank in advance![/quote]
When you hire a VPS you can use all the resources you want. Don’t worry about keeping it at 100% CPU as they won’t or shouldn’t kick you off.

If your on Unix/Linux then use nice, if Windows then use set priority in task manager on the process to enable other tasks to take priority.

If you just want to use half the CPUs available then use -t switch on Unix/Linux or setgenerate true 2 on Windows. Change 2 to whatever number of threads you want (e.g. half the number of cores)[/quote]

neither of these is correct. OpenVZ hosting providers will ban if cpu usage > 90% for longer than 15 mins, generally.

The way to avoid this is to use ‘cpulimit’ - I have the best luck opening a session with screen, invoking primecoind --daemon, calling top to get the PID, then running ‘cpulimit -p $PID -l 70’.

This limits the cpu util to 70%, with the occasional burst.

#84

Noob here

{
“blocks” : 125172,
“currentblocksize” : 1000,
“currentblocktx” : 0,
“errors” : “”,
“generate” : true,
“genproclimit” : -1,
“primespersec” : 0,
“chainsperday” : 0.00000000,
“pooledtx” : 0,
“testnet” : false
}

Am I doing this right i need some coins.

#85

If the numbers change from 0 after it’s been going for a few minutes, you’re probably doing it right.

#86

Greetings,
as a totaly fresh noobie I would like to ask whether is posible to use more than one machine to mine coins into one wallet. Link computers somehow without connecting them to pools as ypool.net. my wallet and my computer is mining, but i have few more idle pcs I would like to mine with.

thanks in advance and sorry for noobish question, Ive read a lot about it but am still unsure.

#87

Greetings, I am new here on the forum and started mining this week.
I’m hoping if someone can help me out on answering this Linux based question:

I have the primecoin-0.1.2-linux miner running on a few Linux nodes. I run the daemon service as primcoind instead of primecoin-qt GUI interface. On primecoin-qt GUI it tells me the XPM value, however since primecoind is specifically used, I was wondering where I can determine the value of the XPM. I have created a loosely based script from boldar on the Litecoin forums. This is what I use:

#!/bin/bash

#Script to watch current stats of primcoind mining

watch -n 5 ‘primecoind getinfo & primecoind getmininginfo & primecoind listaccounts & primecoind getconnectioncount & primecoind listtransactions’

This is the output. It refreshes at a rate of every 5 seconds

Every 5.0s: primecoind getinfo & primecoind getmininginfo & primecoind listaccounts & primecoind getconnectioncount & primecoind listtransa… Thu Sep 26 15:18:34 2013

{
“blocks” : 181774,
“currentblocksize” : 1000,
“currentblocktx” : 0,
“errors” : “”,
“generate” : true,
“genproclimit” : -1,
“primespersec” : 802,
“chainsperday” : 0.07354261,
“pooledtx” : 0,
“testnet” : false
}
[
]
{
“” : 0.00000000
}
{
“version” : “v0.1.2xpm-beta”,
“protocolversion” : 70001,
“walletversion” : 60000,
“balance” : 0.00000000,
“blocks” : 181774,
“moneysupply” : 2247595.22000000,
“timeoffset” : 2,
“connections” : 8,
“proxy” : “”,
“testnet” : false,
“keypoololdest” : 1380045853,
“keypoolsize” : 116,
“paytxfee” : 0.00000000,
“errors” : “”
}

I highlighted “balance” in red. Would the “balance” : 0.000000000 be the actual XPM mined? Am I missing a simple command I can add to this script which would show the immature and actual mined? I would like some idea as to what progress is being made. I have “tailed” the debug.log and it appears it is mining. Any help is greatly appreciated.

#88

You need to use

getbalance "*" 0

to show unconfirmed coins I think. Also when solo mining you don’t have anything until you find a block. So your balance will be 0 until a block shows up.

#89

[quote=“mhps, post:88, topic:193”]You need to use

getbalance "*" 0

to show unconfirmed coins I think. Also when solo mining you don’t have anything until you find a block. So your balance will be 0 until a block shows up.[/quote]

Thanks, I will give this a look at.

#90

[quote=“craslovell, post:76, topic:193”][quote=“Transisto, post:75, topic:193”]For those that didn’t use their free Amazon 100$ in AWS credit.

Fill this form : http://aws.amazon.com/big-data/powerof60/terms/

You’ll receive a code by email almost instantly.[/quote]

Nice share. I am not sure how efficient it will be to keep them running once GPU miners are released but for now a free $100 in credit sounds great.[/quote]I did the numbers. The high cpu instances of AWS are really expensive, the low CPU ones are not powerful at all. If you launched them all at once you are only looking at about $5 worth of XPM.

#91

[quote=“craslovell, post:44, topic:193”]My plan to mine with a ton of cores fizzled today. Got one server loaded to try it with 48 cores. It was suggested that the CPU cache was not enough for all the work it was trying to do.

I tried several different methods, played with the Windows settings for L2 cache in the registry and after a two hours I had a whopping 2 primespersec on 48 cores.

Giveaway will have to wait a few weeks ;D[/quote]

Did you ever get this solved? I just acquired five 8 core servers, with similar issues…

UPDATE: Upgraded OS from server2003 to Windows7 and performance is vastly improved.

#92

Are you guys soloing with your server clusters? I built my cluster this week. I have i7, i5(x3), and i3(x2). Looking to add another i5, and a Xeon blade next week. I’ve split my cluster among rPool and Beeeeer. I’d say I’m making 5-10 XPM a day now.

#93

My cluster is up to 20 machines now (I am not yet smart enough to understand the i7/i5/i3 stuff), and the idea of having 20 wallets to manage for solo mining is not something I want to do, and if there is a way to have just one wallet on the cluster and have just miners on the others for primecoin (like CPUminer for other coins) I have yet to figure it out. For me mining in general, and particularly primecoins, is still very much a work in process, but I am having a blast!
I was having bandwidth issues but I have resolved those and it’s full speed ahead. If SY’s stats are to be believed (and I have no reason to doubt them) I am at just under 50 XPM per day on beeeeer at this point.

#94

[quote=“mhps, post:88, topic:193”]You need to use

getbalance "*" 0

to show unconfirmed coins I think. Also when solo mining you don’t have anything until you find a block. So your balance will be 0 until a block shows up.[/quote]

Perhaps I am doing something incorrect. I currently have 25 machines mining for the past month and so far I haven’t seen anything. They are all mining on Linux desktops or servers. What can I do to verify mining? How do I determine the XPM and/or immature balances? They are all currently soloing.

Plus what does an XPM value mean? For example, what is 10XPM and how do I determine its worth in say Bitcoins or dollars?

#95

Hello,

i´m doing some solo mining with 2 Systems with the HP11 Client. Is there any issue if i use the same wallet on 2 systems doing the mining on each System?

#96

[quote=“OtakuNoVideo, post:95, topic:193”]Hello,

i´m doing some solo mining with 2 Systems with the HP11 Client. Is there any issue if i use the same wallet on 2 systems doing the mining on each System?[/quote]You can totally do that. That is actually the preferred method when you have a large cluster of computers that are solo-mining.

[quote=“Scott. S, post:94, topic:193”][quote=“mhps, post:88, topic:193”]You need to use

getbalance "*" 0

to show unconfirmed coins I think. Also when solo mining you don’t have anything until you find a block. So your balance will be 0 until a block shows up.[/quote]

Perhaps I am doing something incorrect. I currently have 25 machines mining for the past month and so far I haven’t seen anything. They are all mining on Linux desktops or servers. What can I do to verify mining? How do I determine the XPM and/or immature balances? They are all currently soloing.

Plus what does an XPM value mean? For example, what is 10XPM and how do I determine its worth in say Bitcoins or dollars?[/quote]
You probably haven’t set the gen command correctly. I suggest you start mining on a pool first before trying soloing. You have to convert XPM -> BTC -> USD to get the real exchange rate.

My cluster is up to 20 machines now (I am not yet smart enough to understand the i7/i5/i3 stuff), and the idea of having 20 wallets to manage for solo mining is not something I want to do, and if there is a way to have just one wallet on the cluster and have just miners on the others for primecoin (like CPUminer for other coins) I have yet to figure it out. For me mining in general, and particularly primecoins, is still very much a work in process, but I am having a blast!
I was having bandwidth issues but I have resolved those and it’s full speed ahead. If SY’s stats are to be believed (and I have no reason to doubt them) I am at just under 50 XPM per day on beeeeer at this point.[/quote]
Ha ha. Nice you must be much higher on that high score list than me. How are you managing the coin clients. I was thinking of making a nice little GUI manager. Seems like these things crash every once in a while, not to mention updates and such. I only have 5 machines and it took me a bit of work today to update them all and relaunch the crashed ones.

#97

[quote=“super3, post:96, topic:193”][quote=“OtakuNoVideo, post:95, topic:193”]Hello,

i´m doing some solo mining with 2 Systems with the HP11 Client. Is there any issue if i use the same wallet on 2 systems doing the mining on each System?[/quote]You can totally do that. That is actually the preferred method when you have a large cluster of computers that are solo-mining.

[quote=“Scott. S, post:94, topic:193”][quote=“mhps, post:88, topic:193”]You need to use

getbalance "*" 0

to show unconfirmed coins I think. Also when solo mining you don’t have anything until you find a block. So your balance will be 0 until a block shows up.[/quote]

Perhaps I am doing something incorrect. I currently have 25 machines mining for the past month and so far I haven’t seen anything. They are all mining on Linux desktops or servers. What can I do to verify mining? How do I determine the XPM and/or immature balances? They are all currently soloing.

Plus what does an XPM value mean? For example, what is 10XPM and how do I determine its worth in say Bitcoins or dollars?[/quote]
You probably haven’t set the gen command correctly. I suggest you start mining on a pool first before trying soloing. You have to convert XPM -> BTC -> USD to get the real exchange rate.

I so far have this set ony my miners. Would you suggest another value?

primecoind setgenerate true -1

My cluster is up to 20 machines now (I am not yet smart enough to understand the i7/i5/i3 stuff), and the idea of having 20 wallets to manage for solo mining is not something I want to do, and if there is a way to have just one wallet on the cluster and have just miners on the others for primecoin (like CPUminer for other coins) I have yet to figure it out. For me mining in general, and particularly primecoins, is still very much a work in process, but I am having a blast!
I was having bandwidth issues but I have resolved those and it’s full speed ahead. If SY’s stats are to be believed (and I have no reason to doubt them) I am at just under 50 XPM per day on beeeeer at this point.[/quote]
Ha ha. Nice you must be much higher on that high score list than me. How are you managing the coin clients. I was thinking of making a nice little GUI manager. Seems like these things crash every once in a while, not to mention updates and such. I only have 5 machines and it took me a bit of work today to update them all and relaunch the crashed ones.[/quote]

#98

hi, how do i know if i am minig anything? I have my pc running for some days now. and i have Primespersec arround 1000 but i still dont see anything in my wallet under transactions/ mined. am i doing something wrong or does it take a loooong time to get anything?

#99

I run about 1/3 the primespersec per PC you do and I get a block about once a week but it is highly variable as I have found 2 in a day and gone 2 weeks with nothing.

#100

What may I buy…
i7 4770K or i5 3570K ?
Solo mining or pool mining?
Thanks!