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We already had a fork of bfgminer with support for the ZeusMiner devices, however there is now an official branch of bfgminer 4.2.0 that has support for Zeus ASIC chips (source) that you can download and try. The support for the Zeus is still a work in progress, so it will be some time before the support gets integrated in the main branch of the miner, but it is already working quite well. Below you can download a windows binary ready for testing do check the included Batch file example for the options how to run the software so your ZeusMiner will be detected and used in the miner. The default configuration is for ZeusMiner Blizzard (6-chips) running at 328 MHz frequency, also do note that the command line disables the bfgminer to run on any OpenCL devices that you may have, so they will be show as OFF in the list as you can see on the screenshot above. Interestingly enough Zeus has finally have made available the source of their cgminer 3.1.1 for with support for the ZeusMiner ASIC chips on a GitHub repository.
The new fork of bfgminer with support for ZeusMiner’s Scrypt ASICs (Litecointalk development topic) that we have told you about a few days ago is seeing some nice development. The fork that is compatible with ZeusMiner, GAWMiners and Hashra Zeus-based Scrypt ASICs has been updated to bfgminer 4.2.1 and the driver has been reworked a bit including some changes to the command line options that are no longer the same as the initial cgminer release with support for ZeusMiner ASICs.
The latest release even has an option to “override” the maximum frequency of 382 MHz that the ZeusMiner ASICs are apparently limited to, however this only overrides the software check, but does not actually make the miner work at higher frequency (the 382 MHz maximum might be a hardware limitation). Also do note that there might be some issues running multiple miners in a single instance, so you might need to run 5 or more units in a single miner per instance of bfgminer configuration.
Below you can find a windows binary of the bfgminer 4.2.1 that you can try, just make sure to set the right number of chips depending on your miner model as well as the virtual COM port at which the miner is detected. The recommended operating frequency still seems to be 328 MHz for most people as a good balance in terms of performance and HW error rate, though you are welcome to play with it.
It seems that there is now an alternative to the official cgminer 3.1.1 with Zeus support in the form of a new fork of bfgminer that adds support for ZeusMiner’s Scrypt ASICs (source). This fork is compatible with GAWMiners and Hashra Zeus-based Scrypt ASICs as well and it pretty much uses the same options as the official cgminer, but comes with support for many more features since it is based off the latest version of bfgminer. Below you can find a windows binary of the bfgminer 4.1.99 that you can try, just make sure to set the right number of chips depending on your miner model as well as the virtual COM port at which the miner is detected. The best operating frequency still seems to be 328 MHz for most people as a good balance in terms of performance and HW error rate, though you are welcome to play with it.