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Claymore has released a Linux binary of his Dual Ethereum and Decred GPU miner for AMD GPUs. Prior to that the dual miner was only available for Windows users, but now Linux miners can also try to run it and increase their mining profit by mining ETH and DCR at the same time. Do note that the Linux binary may not work on all Linux distributions, it is tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and Catalyst 15.12 and other users are reporting success on other Ubuntu versions, but there are also some that have issues. The Linux binary of the miner is 64-bit only and if you are trying to run it on your mining rig please report if you are successful or not and on what Linux distribution. With Linux it is usually best to compile from source code, but since Claymore’s Dual Ethereum and Decred GPU miner is not open source and there is a small developer fee the source is not available for miners to compile it themselves. Still a Linux binary is better than nothing at all, meanwhile it seems that SP is also experimenting on a dual miner for Nvidia GPUs as Claymore’s miner is working only on AMD.
A bit late with this one, but better late than never. We have compiled a 64-bit Windows binary of the new cpuminer-multi fork by ocminer (source) with support for the HMQ1725 algorithm used by Espers (ESP). We have made small source changes in order to use hmq1725 as algorithm name instead of quark in the original source and compiled generic binaries for AMD and Intel CPUs that seem to provide a bit higher hashrate than the Windows binary provided by ocminer. We have tried compiling with optimizations for specific CPU architectures, but since it did not produce noticeable performance increase we are sticking to the generic ones for AMD K8 or newer as well as Intel Core 2 or newer processors. Running some tests on an Intel 5820K CPU has resulted in about 135 KHS with ocminer’s binary and our Windows binaries are giving us about 150 KHS, so they should be around 10% faster, but you are welcome to try and report your results.
If you want to run your own private or public mining pool for Ethereum (ETH) you might be interested in the release of the new open Open Source Ethereum Mining Pool by sammy007 (source). The pool software is functional, however an optimized release of the pool is expected to be released soon as it is being further developed to provide an easy to use pool for Ethereum miners. It already supports getwork and stratum mining, relies on the geth Go Client for Ethereum as a backend and provides good stats for miners to track their mining progress. Do note that as with other pool software although it may not be that hard to setup things, but some experience in managing and maintaining a server and a pool can be quite helpful.