Distributed Chia

chia farming and plotting

Posted on June 29, 2021

Surprisingly, the simple WebUI I built for Chia plotting and farming has become quite popular. I think there was a real need for an all-in-one setup with an accessible WebUI. While Chia is an interesting cryptocurrency, it is notoriously finicky to setup and run well with effective monitoring.

My initial software release last month, offered a standalone install:

Standalone

However, as one started to deploy Chia on more systems on their home LAN, the issue of managability and remote control became more challenging.

To that end, I enhanced Machinaris with a RESTful API that allowed for multiple worker installs to be controlled from a single WebUI:

Distributed

Workers

With many great contributions from users all over the world, Machinaris has really improved this past month:

Machinaris

The hype surrounding the Chia cryptocurrency has faded since the spring, but I’ve learned a lot coding Machinaris. I’ll keep at it as I have lots more good ideas to try out…

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