We will explain the different parameters in the miner status page of the Antminer series in detail in this guide. So let us get started.
We will consider the example of Antminer S9 for this whole article. If you go to the Miner Status section, you will be able to find three sections there. It includes the Antminer, Summary, and the Pool.
Now, we need to see the Summary section. You can see 4 parameters in the Summary module. They are given below.
Elapsed – This value shows the total running time of the miner.
GH/S (RT) – It shows the real time hash speed of the miner.
GH/S (avg) – It shows the average hash speed of the miner.
FoundBlocks – The number under this parameter shows the total block number which your miner has used in the pool for solving. If you are seeing any number other than 0, it does not indicate that you will receive the payment for the full block. It will not happen because it is pool mining. Your payment will depend on the number of the contribution that your miner has provided for solving the block.
LocalWork – These numbers show the current work that your miner is involved in solving.
Utility – This value will give you an indication of the number of shares submitted every 60 seconds.
WU – WU stands for Work Utility. It is the product of luck and the hash rate. This parameter will take time to stabilize. You can expect a long time for its stabilization. If all of your work is valid, you will get a WU value of at least 1 per 71.6 MH. So, you will have a work utility of 5000/ 71.6 at 5 GH. It is not possible to get a WU better than this value. Getting higher values for this parameter is purely based on luck. If you are getting many errors from the hardware, then this value can go down. Too many hardware errors result in invalid work.
BestShare – When the miner or the pool is able to solve a block, the pool or the antminer will produce a hash value which will be smaller than that maximum value.
You can see the parameters of the pools section above.
Pool – You can see the serial number for the different pools here.
URL – You can see the address of the mining pool here.
User – You can see the mining worker’s user name here.
Status – You can know the status of your pool connection here. It will show Alive if it is connected. If there is no connection, then it will indicate Dead.
Diff – Diff stands for the difficulty in the mining process.
Priority – You can see the priority of different pools here. When you have pools with priorities 0, 1, 2, and 3, the miner will first try to establish a connection will the pool of priority 0. If it fails, then it will try with the next priority number, which is 1. If that too fails, the miner will go for priority number 2.
Accepted – This number shows the number of shares taken by the mining pool. Whenever the mining pool accepts the share, it will be set in stone. It will continue until the worker is deleted or you have deleted your account.
DiffA# – This value shows the last accepted share’s difficulty.
DiffR# – This value shows the last rejected share’s difficulty.
DiffS# – This value shows the last accepted share’s difficulty.
Rejected – Sometimes, the miner will successfully complete the job but will fail to submit it to block on time. It will result in the rejection of the work. You can see your rejected works here. Even though you have completed the job, the credit will not be given to you. You cannot use this work for generating the crypto coin in the future also. So, it is just a waste of energy. But all miners are known to contribute to this rejected section. The number of such contributions will be less for powerful miners when compared to others. As a miner, your goal is to reduce the rejected share section and increase the acceptance side.
Discarded – This value will show you the number of shares which did not go to the pool at all. This discarding can be due to the reason that someone else in the pool has already shared the solution. It can also be due to the reason that the block is already solved, but the miner got restarted with the work. Discarded shares do not mean that they are rejected. They are not even considered as shares. It is actually discarded by the miner itself before hashing it. There is wastage of hashes happening when you discard a work.
Stale – If the solution is already found for the block and your miner presents its work, it is called a stale state. Here, your miner did not get any notification for the new block.
LSDiff – This value shows the difficulty in the last share.
LSTime – Here, you can see time in hour: minute: second format. It shows the last share time.
Now, we will see the Antminer section.
Chain# – It indicated the number of the hash board. Generally, an Antminer will come with 3 hash boards.
ASIC# – This number gives you the total number of ASIC chips on every hash board.
Frequency – This number shows the average working frequency of the hash board.
GH/s (ideal) – You can view the ideal value of the hash speed here.
GH/S (RT) – You can see the real time value of the hash speed here.
HW – This number will show you the number of hardware errors the board has encountered.
Temp (PCB) – You can view the hash board temperature here. It will give you an indication of whether the board is getting hot or not.
Temp (Chip) – You can see the chip temperature here.
ASIC Status – This value gives you the ASIC chip status. If you are getting 0, it means normal operation. Otherwise, you will be getting x instead of zeros.Looking for crypto mining products? BITMAIN offers hardware and solutions, for blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Order now!
Fan# – You can view the fan speed here. It will give you an indication of whether your internal fans are working are not.
If you go to the top of the page, you will find more sections. It includes Network, System, and Miner Configuration. You can find these tabs next to the Miner Status page. It is easy to understand the terms in these sections. So, we are not covering it here.
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