CPU Plotting (Optimized)
If you do not have a CPU with at least 8 threads, it is recommended you use GPU plotting. We recommend 8000nonce/min minimum otherwise this will take a long time.
In general, CPU plotting is slower than GPU plotting however it comes with multiple benefits.
- CPU plotting makes optimized plots which can be read about 40% faster than the unoptimized plots generated by GPU plotting programs.
- CPU plots can be resumed if your computer reboots or freezes up.
Plotting the Drive:
- Open Burst Client.
- Click the button in the bottom of the window that says “Write Plots“
- A popup will show. Select the drive you wish to plot to. The available space will be shown.
- Click “Plot this Drive“.
- Check the “Expert Mode” checkbox and the “Run as Administrator” checkbox.
- Set the storage you wish to plot using the slider.
- We recommend plotting in chunks. If you have an 8TB drive, plot 1TB at a time so you can get the completed plots mining while you continue plotting the rest of the drive.
- Your own burst address should already be entered, but double check it is correct.
- Set the starting nonce to something simple to track that will not overlap any existing plots.
- Something like 100000000 is what we use. The next would be 110000000. This leaves plenty on nonces between each plot for any size drive and plots are easy to remember and view at a glance.
- Set the threads to a reasonable number.
- We recommend using below 90% of your CPU if you plan to use your computer while it plots, save one or two threads for yourself to prevent freeze-ups and slow performance. So for an 8 thread CPU you would use 7.
- Click “Start Plotting“
- Wait until a black window pops up and it will begin plotting on its own.
**Note: The plot will take a long time so be patient.