Making sure your Chia farm finds solutions to challenges fast enough is every farmer’s goal. After all, fast solution times = no missed chances to win = the most efficient farm possible. When using cloud storage solutions, how do you speed up Chia check results? The secret is parallel requests.
Harvesting vs. Parallel Harvesting
While writing our guide on harvesting Chia plots stored on Polycloud, we discovered by running a “chia check -n5” that it took nearly 20 seconds to solve the proofs. Since 30 seconds is the cutoff point for earning rewards, that time is technically fast enough but not really ideal for most users.
Parallel harvesting on Chia improves time to win by altering proof reads, so they happen simultaneously (in parallel) instead of sequentially. Using this free patch, our team built and tested parallel reads and got Chia check times down to just two seconds using plots stored on Polycloud. (Note: we didn’t change anything else — just used the later version of chiapos from the chia team to make the reads from the plot all start at the same time and asynchronously.)
How We Cut Chia Check Times to 2 Seconds
The current latest chia-blockchain version 1.1.7 includes chiapos 1.0.2 — which does sequential reads to do proof checks. If your plot check time is slow, you can upgrade to chiapos 1.0.3 by running the following command inside the python virtual environment.
pip3 install chiapos==1.0.3
You then need to edit:
and change this line:
Once you’ve completed this, be sure to stop all of your Chia services and restart them.
Polycloud: the Ultimate Cloud Solution
Our low-cost, rapid access cloud storage makes Polycloud the perfect choice for Chia harvesting. But we’re not just for Chia farmers. Our super-low price point (just $4TB/month) combined with our accessibility and simplicity make Polycloud the perfect storage solution for pretty much anything.
If you’d like to learn more about Polycloud, or want some help getting started, our team is always here for you. Contact us today.