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KopiemTu is an Lubuntu Linux-based mining distribution for Nvidia GPUs that has been available for quite some time already. The latest KopiemTu 3.0 that was just released however brings support for the latest generation of Nvidia Pascal-based GPUs – the GTX 1000 series. It comes with CUDA 8.0 support and GeForce GTX 370.28 driver, including support for overclocking or underclocking some GTX 1×00 GPUs. The whole mining distribution should fit on a 16GB USB flash drive making it easier to deploy and use without the need of a dedicated hard drive for the mining rig. There is a simple yet convenient web-based monitoring of your mining rigs activity available, so it is easy to keep track of them without the need to connect to each and every one of them. The distribution relies on ccMiner and the default version is apparently compiled for Pascal GPUs, though you can apparently easily configure it to be used with older Nvidia GPUs.
If you are using reference design AMD Radeon RX 480 GPUs for mining Ethereum only or Dual Mining Ehtereum and DCR or SIA and you still not have tried any of the custom video BIOS roms available from Heliox / Eliovp you should give them a try. With the right clocks and timings you might be able to achieve over 31 MHS hashrate apparently from an RX 480, or a bit less with much lower power consumption if that is what you are looking for – to optimize power usage. As usual with BIOS modifications always make sure you have a backup of the original ROM file in a safe place should something goes wrong, so that you can get everything back to normal operating mode again.
The availability of the PolarisBiosEditor tool now also allows users to experiment with different settings and memory timings in order to achieve even better results for their mining configuration, such as optimum hashrate for a dual mining system and not only for mining Ethereum alone. So you might want to check the tool as well and use it to optimize your GPU even not for mining Ethereum for instance as it allows you to play with a lot of settings in the BIOS.
A post on reddit has bee published today that introduces Classic Ethereum (CETH) – another Ethereum (ETH) for that is apparently in the making at the moment. Just like Ethereum Classic (ETC) the new Classic Ethereum (CETH) fork will follow the original Ethereum blockchain until the controversial block 1920000 where it will fork with a small signature change to make replay attacks impossible. We are going to see how this will affect things and if it may make them even worse than they are at the moment or instead will help. The current Ethereum situation where ETC is causing more issues than helping driven by the greed for making money from “free coins” and hurting different members of the crypto ecosystem with the use and misuse of replay attacks. We are going to be following the development of the situation with new fork Classic Ethereum (CETH)…