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# 138253 27-Dec-2013 09:14
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After all of this, I'm over cryptocurrency, but for the sake of completeness, here is a thread to setup AeroCloud's jhPrimeminer on linux, without a GUI, something I commented on before in previous threads.

http://arcainsula.co.nz/2013/how-to-mine-primecoin-with-aeros-jhprimeminer/

If you're new to this, we have two other threads each a different client, here and here.

I also created some posts here on how to use each of the other tested clients on Ubuntu, my choice of Linux, although the clients may well work with most other distributions.

I haven't covered GPU mining for Primecoins yet, somewhat because there seems to be an absence of GPU miners out there and mostly because I just don't have a half decent GPU anywhere. I probably won't unless there is massive gains to be made - enough to pay off the GPU, at least.

After trying three different methods of mining and two different providers, I can say the following seems to be true, in my experience - They're all reasonably similar in performance and gains and extra cores seems to be negated with the luck factor - that is, my 8 core physical server doesn't get anywhere near 8 times as much prime number action as a single core - certainly, it does not pay for itself (I keep thinking about how an extra lottery ticket only increases the odds of winning very slightly, compared to the first). At the end of my month, I'll keep the better performing VPS nodes running and possibly shutdown half my fleet before the billing cycle renews.

After getting to about 30XPM, I started to trade the BTCe marketplace and in the last week I have increased my wallet by about 20% just from trading, certainly a cheaper route than mining but clearly one I couldn't have achieved without mining in the first place (although an argument for starting off with a cash injection is valid, too).

Check out my new post, Aero's client is most configurable and tunable by some arguments. It's been almost a month that I started XPM mining and aside from the slight financial gains (very slight) I have learnt a lot about managing large fleets of servers, dealing with VPS providers, compiling my own software and how to script some little problems away.

Hopefully I helped a few people make similar gains?

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  # 960369 2-Jan-2014 17:29
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Hi

A quick update - XPM / USD and XPM / BTC went up significantly in the last few days - i guess some people are back from holidays. I have now withdrawn some of the BTC I have traded up to and bought GH/s instances from butterfly labs to generate BTC. I got 12 at a cost of around 0.175 BTC, so thats 12GH/s for the next year.

Thanks for your support, good luck mining!

Gund

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  # 962486 7-Jan-2014 15:01
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Have you noticed a sudden drop in your payouts in the last 24 hours?




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  # 962488 7-Jan-2014 15:04
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No. I'm still getting about 2 - 2.5 xpm/day, why, what's up?

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  # 962489 7-Jan-2014 15:07
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I've had a pretty sudden drop. I was getting easily between .6-1XPM per day, yesterday I struggled to get to 0.4 (only due to getting a 0.2 early on in the day) and today i'm going along at 0.0021XPM/h.

http://xpm.syware.de/?a=AWq157zGp73TJftpFSougzacR6ZpSmxywt

I might just double check my servers are still going.




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  # 962493 7-Jan-2014 15:13
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Yeah, check all is well, that you haven't been hacked and also, I've found sometimes the payment pools seem to queue up, then suddenly release.

Install fail2ban if you're on Debian/Ubuntu, it has a default rule to ban ssh login fails.

Good luck, let us know what you find so we can all get something out of your experience.

Thanks


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  # 962507 7-Jan-2014 15:26
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I've doubled checked all 6 servers. All are still running and are running about the same speeds they were previously. I've checked all configs and they are still using the correct settings. Very weird. I'll give it another day or so to see if it comes right.




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