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Using a "worker" or "worker name" is often an option when you do pool mining. It is often exemplified by "rig1". But how do you create one, and what is its use?

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In pool mining context a worker is simply a machine that mines the blockchain.

A rig

A mining rig is a computer system used for mining bitcoins. The rig might be a dedicated miner where it was procured, built and operated specifically for mining or it could otherwise be a computer that fills other needs, such as performing as a gaming system, and is used to mine only on a part-time basis. wiki

The rig1

Its a name to identify your machines when you connect it to a pool with a miner address. You can use the same mining address on different rigs and identify them with rig name, some pools show the rig name on the status page.

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The pool I mine on reflects activity for "miners" and, as a subset, workers. I have yet to figure out how to designate the individual devices (gpus) as workers.

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