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Getting Ready for Flux Proof of Useful Work
Wondering how to prepare for the forthcoming Flux Proof of Useful Work (PoUW)? You’ve come to the right place. With the recent live stream from the Flux team covering various details about this exciting project, it’s time to gear up and get ready.
In just about a month, Mining Disrupt should be happening and several content creators, community members, and Flux team representatives will be in attendance to discuss Flux’s proof of useful work even more. It’s a possibility that the beta may get discussed or even released at this event – at least for their test net. Exciting, right?
After knowing these details and getting the itch, I have decided to purchase some hardware and prepare for the Flux PoUW process and in this article, I will shed light on what I bought and my game plan for it.
Choosing the Right Hardware
Let’s start with what I bought to start my preparations. After an in-depth conversation with the mining King, I decided to go with a Dell Precision Tower 7810. This workstation PC is a beast when it comes to handling heavy tasks like CAD, making it the perfect choice for dealing with the Flux PoUW.
Although I got this piece off eBay for $200, I would recommend checking out local marketplaces like Facebook to get a better deal. The aim here is not to break the bank, but to get the correct hardware for the job.
Why a Desktop Workstation?
Flux’s PoUW won’t be just GPU intensive. It will also rely heavily on your CPU, memory, and even storage. With this in mind, the Dell Precision Tower was an ideal choice and here’s why:
Firstly, the workstation supports dual processors – the Xenon E5 2630. I plan to replace them with high core processors, which will be perfect for flux PoUW. Another reason for this choice is the memory – the Dell Tower provides multiple options for memory, which Flux’s PoUW will heavily rely on.
The workstation also supports PCI – X8 and X16, which is perfect for the GPU requirements Flux’s PoUW will require. And let’s not forget storage – with the correct hardware, maximizing storage utilization for PoUW will be no issue at all.
Here’s my game plan for preparing for flux’s PoUW:
1. Max out the memory on the workstation and get the max CPUs possible.
2. Install two GPUs if power is sufficient, preferably the RTX 3060 Ms, thanks to their large memory.
3. Upgrade the power supply as needed and clean up the station.
Why the RTX 3060 Ms? The Flux team recommends having memory equivalent to the VRAM on your GPUs plus an additional 25 percent. This makes the 3060 M GPUs, which have large memory, a very viable choice.
This game plan is a result of multiple discussions and research into Flux’s PoUW, and this is not a sole venture. I encourage you, the crypto mining community, to share your thoughts on Flux’s PoUW, your game plan, and how you plan on equipping your mining station for it. Also, it’s worth checking out the Flux team’s live stream to understand more about Flux’s PoUW.
This is a stepping stone, an opportunity to learn something new, explore new techniques, and get ready for the future of crypto mining. Through this venture and the experiences gleaned, we can understand more about the possibilities of PoUW, how to make the most of it, and help lead the mining community into a new era.
Don’t hesitate in tapping into the unprecedented potential of Flux’s PoUW and always remember, sharing is caring. Whether it’s a new piece of hardware you’ve found useful or a new technique, anything can help the community prepare for and navigate Flux’s Proof of Useful Work.
Allow me to sign off here, leaving you with this – whatever you do, remember to have fun all the way and to enjoy the process. Preparation is as much about the journey as the destination, and every step brings its own set of rewards and learnings. Let’s get to work!