BitCoin Mining with CPU = BAD

Discussion in 'Server Stuff' started by Mun, May 23, 2014.

  1. Mun

    Mun Administrator

    First off, are you stupid to think that it will go well?

    I did some tests today, for kicks and giggles to see what you can get out of using a CPU miner, since I know of no VPS providers that stick an idle 600$ GPU in their setups, I assume we all would be using CPU mining.

    Here is my test server specs:
    root@Dragon:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor  : 0
    vendor_id  : GenuineIntel
    cpu family  : 6
    model  : 15
    model name  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU  E5345  @ 2.33GHz
    stepping  : 7
    microcode  : 0x67
    cpu MHz  : 2333.000
    cache size  : 4096 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings  : 4
    core id  : 0
    cpu cores  : 4
    apicid  : 0
    initial apicid  : 0
    fpu  : yes
    fpu_exception  : yes
    cpuid level : 10
    wp  : yes
    flags  : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic
    sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx
    fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc
    arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64
    monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm dca
    lahf_lm dtherm tpr_shadow
    bogomips  : 4655.46
    clflush size  : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes  : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    8 Cores in total.
    I get roughly 3071Khash/s per core. Thus 8 * 3000 equals about 2mhash/s, which is really slow. My old GTX250 gets around 30mhash/s, and my 570 gets about 130mhash/s as a point of comparison.

    After a whole day I have done roughly 700 parts. Over a month that would be 21,000 parts.

    Sadly though, 5,000 parts equals about 0.01$ at current value, thus over a full month of processing I would garner about 0.04-5$. Thus on a 7$ vps you would lose 6.95$ by running a bit miner.

    Please don’t use your VPS for mining, it is just a waste of your money.


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