Posts Tagged ‘keccak miner

We have received some requests for the fastest public fork of ccMiner for the Keccak algorithm and it seems that the version from alexis78 (source) is giving one of the best performances out there from the popular open source forks. There seems to be even more optimized version available as a private miner being sold, though we have not tested that one and cannot comment on the performance it offers. Alternatively the ccMiner fork from KlausT (source) also does seem to offer very similar performance as far as Keccak mining goes.

We have prepared a 64-bit Windows binary compiled from the alexis78’s source using CUDA 8.0 and compiled with VC 2013 that you can download and try if you want to mine Keccak on NiceHash or directly mine a specific crypto coin using this mining algorithm for its Proof of Work (PoW). The default intensity might be a bit high for some cards, so you might want to dial it down a bit if the miner is unstable on your mining rigs. If you are interested how much a GTX 1080 Ti does using this miner for Keccak, well it can do 1200-1300 MH/s with optimized settings for lower power usage. If you are wondering which altcoin is driving the demand and profitability for Keccak lately it is apparently SmartCash (SMART), prior to that there was also a short peak for MaxCoin (MAX) as well a couple of weeks ago.

To download and try the ccMiner 64-bit Windows binary for mining the Keccak algorithm…

ccminer-1.2-keccak-windows

The ccMiner fork from djm34 got updated to add support for the Keccak algorithm used by crypto coins such as MaxCoin along with some performance improvement for the Whirlpool algorithms. the Keccak algorithm is already supported by CudaMiner, but since it hasn’t been updated for quite a while and ccMiner has become the GPU miner of preference for Nvidia miners you can now mine coins using this algo with it as well. In terms of performance improvement for the whirlpool algorithm, with the new version we are getting 4550 KHS on a GeForce GTX 750 Ti, up from about 4400 KHS that we got with the previous update. On a GeForce GTX 780 Ti the hashrate is up from about 11500 KHS to 13000 KHS using the new code.

The windows binary available here is compiled for Compute 3.0, 3.5 and newer cards (32-bit version only) in a single binary, so it will not work on older cards. If you are unsure what version of Compute does your video card support check the included GPU Compute Capabilities List file. The binary is compiled with Visual Studio 2010 and is backwards compatible with Windows XP as well if you are using it on your mining rig.


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