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The ccMiner software miner for Nvidia GPUs has received an update of the source code adding some improvements for the Groestlcoin (GRS) miners that brings a nice performance increase. We have built a windows binary based on the latest source as it is not available as an official release yet and have tried it to see what is the boost in terms of hashrate you could expect to get. On an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU we have managed to get from about 7500 KHS to about 9000 KHS with the latest code, so definitely a nice improvement if you are mining GRS.
Do note that the windows binary you can download below is compiled for Computer 3.5 cards, so it might not work on older cards. It is also compiled with Visual Studio 2012, so if you do not have Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 you will have to download and install it. If you want to compile the miner from the latest source code yourself you can take a look at our guide for compiling CudaMiner as it will work out just fine for compiling ccMiner as well.
A new version of the ccMiner software for mining Heavycoin, Fuguecoin and the Groestlcoin crypto currencies and other alternative crypto coins that use the same algorithms on Nvidia GPUs has been released. The new version 0.4 of ccMiner improves support for Groestlcoin (GRS), so that you can now pool mine the coin and not just solo mine it. There is also an improvement that should allow people mining Heavycoin that had problems with 0.2 and 0.3 versions crashing to use the new release properly. There are no performance improvements in the new release, so if you are mining HVC with the first release you can continue to do so and if you are mining for Groestlcoin, then you better update to the latest version. You can download the windows binaries of the latest ccMiner below, and you can get the source and compile it yourself if you wish to or you use Linux.
Christian Buchner, the author of the CudaMiner software for mining popular alternative crypto currencies on Nvidia-based GPUs has just released an update for the software CCminer with the new version 0.3 adding support for Groestlcoin (GRS) using the Groestl algorithm. Note that at the moment the Groestlcoin does not have any pools available, so the only way to mine it is solo mining with the wallet for the coin. There are currently also no exchanges available for the GRS crypto, though we will probably soon have some appearing as the coin is already generating some interest, though we might skip on mining this one. The crypto is also supported for GPU mining on AMD hardware with a special miner software, below you can also download the latest version of sph-sgminer we have compiled for windows with support for Groestlcoin (GRS).