New sgminer Fork With HMQ1725 Algorithm Support for AMD GPUs

8 May
2016

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There is now an sgminer fork for GPU mining Espers (ESP) that uses HMQ1725 algorithm available (source) that works on AMD GPUs. The miner is still in an early beta and you may experience issues trying to use it, it is recommended to be with 15.12 drivers as older or newer versions might not work, the latest Crimson release does not for sure. Below you can find a working 32-bit Windows binary or you can compile from the source, though it seems that there are some issues with the source that still need fixing for problem free compilation. We were able to make the GPU miner for ESP work with about 530 KHS in terms of hashrate on an AMD Radeon 280X GPU or with other words a few times higher hashrate than on a high-end CPU using the CPU miner for hmq1725. We were not able to make the miner work properly on 290X, nor on Nvidia GPUs using OpenCL, so if you try the binary you are welcome to report your experience with it.

To download the latest 32-bit Windows binary of the sgminer fork for Espers (ESP) GPU mining…



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9 Responses to New sgminer Fork With HMQ1725 Algorithm Support for AMD GPUs

AIT BEN LMADANI

May 9th, 2016 at 14:33

I am on windows 10 64 bit, and I can’t mine espers using hmq1725 cause it won’t create the bin file from the kernel hmq1725.cl.
any suggestions?

admin

May 9th, 2016 at 16:24

Do not use the latest drivers, try with 15.12 drivers as they seem to work best. The GPU miner is far from perfect and has some issues that still need to be fixed.

Steven

May 22nd, 2016 at 12:33

Please help, I get this error when trying to GPU mine ESP (AMD HD 6970):

[12:27:53] Started sgminer 5.1.1
[12:27:53] * using Jansson 2.7
[12:27:53] Probing for an alive pool
[12:27:55] Startup GPU initialization… Using settings from pool esp.suprnova.cc.
[12:27:55] Startup Pool No = 0
[12:27:55] Building binary hmq1725Caymangw256l4ku0.bin
[12:28:56] GPUs did not become initialized in 60 seconds…
[12:28:56] Error -11: Building Program (clBuildProgram)
[12:28:56] Error compiling program for search.
Frontend phase failed compilation.
Error: Creating kernel search failed!

[12:28:56] Failed to init GPU thread 0, disabling device 0
[12:28:56] Restarting the GPU from the menu will not fix this.
[12:28:56] Re-check your configuration and try restarting.
Press enter to continue:

admin

May 22nd, 2016 at 13:13

Steven, try with different drivers. We’ve experienced trouble running the miner on some setups even with 15.12, so it is not entirely problem free to make it run.

Steven

May 22nd, 2016 at 14:35

@admin
Thanks for the response, still the same error. CCC v 14.9.
Is it possible to use a nvidia card?
Best regards

admin

May 23rd, 2016 at 10:48

Some people say they managed to make it work on Nvidia using OpenCL, however we did not have success. You can try, but should most likely wait for a ccminer fork with support for HMQ1725 and ESP mining…

Steven

May 24th, 2016 at 10:30

@admin I got it to work with my GTX 780 Ti. Getting around 150KH/s.
Thanks for info.

Nicolas Bonza

July 7th, 2016 at 02:37

Which cards does work with this sgminer ??

Saftpresse

July 15th, 2016 at 09:35

got compile error:

sgminer-algorithm.o:(.data+0x750): undefined reference to `hmq1725_regenhash’
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

any suggestions?

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