Question

48 Hours of high CPU use, will I get banned?

Posted September 18, 2015 3.5k views
UbuntuMiscellaneousScalingLoad Balancing

Hi there!

Just a quick question. I am taking part in a password cracking competition, and we are allowed to use any hardware or services we want. I recently realised using cloud processing is probably the way to go. The competition ends in 48 hours, but my droplet will be running at near 100% for this duration, and only this duration.

Will I get banned for doing so? I’m currently running a 8 core droplet. Should I rather spin up two 8 cores, and then limit each of them to running 4 threads? Is there something else I can do to prevent being banned?

Thanks!

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Open a ticket for permission before doing so. It’d probably be a lot quicker if you used a GPU though.

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