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Tpruvot, one of the ccMiner developers has released a test version of his fork with Decred (DCR) support with getwork over the stratum protocol (source) along with the needed support for yiimp (source), his fork of the yaamp multipool software. We have compiled a Windows binary from the test version with Decred support and getwork over the stratum and have tested it on yiimp.ccminer.org to see how well it is performing. The result was just as you would expect from any good mining pool with stratum support – no stale shares and properly working difficulty adjustment. This version also comes with the regular getwork support, so it will work with the regular Decred mining pools as well. You are welcomed to try mining Decred on the Yiimp pool with the test version of ccMiner 1.7.3 form tpruvot, the Windows binary below is a 32-bit one, compiled with VS2013 and CUDA 6.5 and it should be compatible with older Compute 2.0 or later Nvidia GPUs plus a 64-bit one with CUDA 7.5 for Compute 3.5 and newer GPUs.
Update: The Decred (DCR) mining pool at Suprnova (https://dcr.suprnova.cc/) now also has a stratum enabled port that will work with this miner, so you can test it there as well if you are mining Decred with Nvidia GPUs. Download again for the latest updates that should help resove issues people are having with stratum on Suprnova.
Version 1.7.2 of tpruvot’s ccMiner fork source) for GPU mining on Nvidia-based video cards has been released and it comes with official support for Vanillacoin (VNL) as well as Decred (DCR) support. Below you can find compiled Windows binaries to try out the mining them, both are Blake256-based, but with some different requirements such as the need to use longpoll and getwork, and no support for stratum for Decred for example. There are two versions available, the 32-bit one is with support for older Compute 2.1 and 3.0 GPUs while the 64-bit version is for the newer Compute 3.5, 5 and 5.2 cards. We have tested the new release on GTX 970 and the results are slightly better at about 1.35 GHS (with the 64-bit miner) than what we are getting with the cgminer fork for Decred that relies on OpenCL that is also compatible with Nvidia cards. The ccMiner fork might be helpful to people that are having very high CPU usage with cgminer that results in lower mining performance, though the CPU load is still not that low even with ccMiner. Also the use of ccMiner for mining Decred could result in less rejected shares from the pool and no weird errors as some people are experiencing with cgminer, so if you are mining DCR on Nvidia with cgminer, then you should try with ccMiner as well.
New year and a new update in the form of a freshly compiled Windows binary from the latest ccminer 1.7.1-dev (source). The latest updates include some small bug fixes as well as the addition of the GPU mining support for the sib algorithm (X11 + Russian Streebog-512/GOST). The tpruvot fork of ccMiner is compatible with older Nvidia GPUs, so this is the version to go for if you have older video card that you want to try mining cryptocurrencies with. This Windows binary is compiled with VS2013 and CUDA 6.5 and supports Compute 2.1, 3.0, 5.0 and 5.2 GPUs, however have in mind that not all of the supported algorithms may work on older Compute 2.1/3.0 GPUs, but you can at least try with it.