HOW TO GENERATE PLOTS FOR XCH CHIA COIN
You may have already heard about it, but currently the new cryptocurrency Chia is coming strong. We have taken this as an opportunity to briefly look at it and show an example of how easy it is to create a full-fledged Chia farming cluster from a Ceph cluster, as well as any number of other servers, using the chroit platform.
In our example we use single NVMe available in the Ceph cluster which we provide with a min size 1 max size 1 pool for the temporary data when creating new plots. We take this because on the one hand it leads to a significantly higher performance, on the other hand we can tolerate the loss of temporary data.
The finished plots can then be stored as erasure code, e.g. 8+2, securely and economically in the long term on the same storage. This can of course also be detached from the plotter farm.
LET’S GET STARTED.
We assume that a small Ceph cluster including CephFS has already been set up with croit. The instructions for this can be found on our website at https://croit.io/software/docs.