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The service offering users to sell their hashrate or rent mining rigs MiningRigRentals has added support for some new algorithms such as the new X15, as well as for Groestl, Nist5 and Keccak. Of course the service offers the quite popular at the moment X11 and X13 mining rigs as well as Scrypt, Scrypt-N and Sha-256, Blake-256 though these can also be found on other alternative services. If you are mining for coins or are willing to sell your hashrate in the service make sure that you are using the latest miners that offer the highest possible performance that were released in the last few days. Currently there are still not many rigs available for renting for the new algorithms, but since the interest in these is increasing we are probably soon going to see more rigs available for rent.
There is now a new fork of sph-sgminer by djm34 optimized for higher performance for the NIST5 algorithm used by Talkcoin (source) that relies on the same kernel optimization method used by the x11mod fork by lasybear. This new fork of sgminer does improve significantly the performance you can get and our tests have shown that with it we are getting about 7 MHS hashrate mining TalkCoin (TAC) on Radeon R9 280X up from about 4 MHS with the previously available sgminer for TalkCoin that we have tried. We have compiled a windows binary from the source, so you can download and try it yourself as well and you might want to be fast while the price of TAC is still quite high.
The ccMiner software miner for Nvidia GPUs has received an update of the source code to add support for the NIST5 algorithm and the Talkcoin (TAC) crypto. We have compiled a binary for Windows that you can find below, it is essentially the fully functional 0.9 release with the added support for NIST5 algorithm. Do note that NIST5 is apparently faster on Nvidia GPUs for the moment as we are getting about 11 MHS in terms of hashrate on a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, so significantly better than what the AMD miner for NIST 5 is currently capable of.
Do note that the windows binary you can download below is compiled for Computer 3.0, 3.5 and 5.0 cards (32-bit version only), so it will not work on older cards. It is also compiled with Visual Studio 2012, so if you do not already have Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 you will have to download and install it.