What is Ke/s in PKT Mining, Actually?

What is Ke/s in PKT Mining, Actually?

Ke/s is actually the kilo-encryptions (thousands of encryptions) per second of mining power in PKT. The higher the Ke/s, the higher the rewards you earn from mining.

CPU type / clockCPU threads usedOSMinerObserved Ke/s (average)Date of entryPKT/day**Pool Configuration
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 / stock12Debian Buster (VM)packetcrypt_rs610July 13th, 2021114.37500714844
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U / stock16Debian Buster (VM)packetcrypt_rs650July 13th, 2021121.87500761719
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X / stock24Windows 10packetcrypt.exe1500July 13th, 2021281.25001757813
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X / stock24Windows 10WSL2000July 13th, 2021375.0000234375
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X / stock31Ubuntu 20.04 LTSPacketCrypt2400July 13th, 2021450
Intel Core i7-4710HQ8WSL350July 13th, 202165.625004101563
Intel Core i7 10700K16Windows 10packetcrypt_rs via WSL21300July 15th, 2021243.75001523438
AKASH Deployment10UnknownpacketcryptUnknownAugust 24th, 202182Srizbi, Pktpool, Pktworld, Pkteer, Pktco
AKASH Deployment10UnknownpacketcryptUnknownAugust 24th, 202165Srizbi, Pktpool, Pktworld
AKASH Deployment6UnknownpacketcryptUnknownAugust 24th, 202137Srizbi

Mining PKT requires two types of superpower: CPU and bandwidth. The faster the CPU, and the bandwidth, the higher the PKT mining rewards would be.

As you know not all CPUs are created equal, some CPUs have higher computer power whereas the others don’t.

Recommended: Which PKT Pool Order Produces Maximum Mining Rewards?

In PKT mining, CPU power is calculated based on Ke/s, not the number of cores and threads. Learn more about the best CPUs for PKT mining.

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When you successful mine PKT, you get messages like this:

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1618394538 INFO annmine.rs:519 1093 Ke/s   25.17Mb/s   overflow: [2040, 0, 0192]      uploading: [11264, 4096, 20400]                 accept/reject: [12200/0, 0/0, 13312/0, 0/0]                    – goodrate: [05%, 100%, 0%]

Let me break it down the information for easy understanding:

  • 1093 Ke/s 1093  kilo-encryptions (thousands of encryptions) per second of mining power.
  • 25.17 Mb/s Total upload bandwidth (to all pools – combined) overflow: [0, 0, 3072, 0] Overflowed the internal queue of the ann miner, before it was even able to upload to the pool, one number for each pool you’re mining to.
  • 2040 Number of anns which are not uploaded to pool #3.
  • uploading [11264, 4096, 20400] Number of anns currently in-flight in active http requests, again 3rd pool is a problem, others are doing well (in this example).
  • accept/reject [12200/0, 0/0, 13312/0, 0/0]    Anns accepted/rejected by each pool, these numbers are based on the previous 10 seconds, pool #2 is giving zero acceptance which might be an issue, keep watching the next message 10 seconds later for another update.
  • goodrate [05%, 100%, 0%] Goodrate = number of anns accepted divided by number of anns produced.