Posts Tagged ‘tpruvot

ccminer-1-7-2-tpruvot

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.

To download the latest ccMiner version 1.7.2-dev by tpruvot with various improvements for Windows OS…

cpuminer-multi-decred

Some people have asked is there is a CPU miner for Decred (DCR), well it turns out there actually is – a version of tpruvot’s cpuminer-multi CPU miner (source) with added support for the Blake-256 14-rounds algorithm used by Decred and support for getwork as the coin does not shave support for stratum for the moment. We have compiled a Windows 64-bit binary for the miner that you can download and try below if you are interested in mining Decred with CPU, although there might not be much point in doing so based on the performance you should expect to bet getting out of the CPU miner. Currently Decred (DCR) has a very high network difficulty and slow block times, so it is not easy to mine with GPU, let alone with CPU. Trying out the CPU miner we are getting around 1.55 MHS per thread on a Intel Core i7 5820K (6 cores 12 threads) for a total of about 18 MHS versus 1.2+ GHS from a GTX 970 or 280X GPU. Still if you want to experiment CPU mining Decred (DCR) you can do so with this miner.

To download the latest 64-bit Windows binary of the cpuminer-multi fork for Decred (DCR) mining…

ccminer-1-7-1-tpruvot

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.

To download the latest ccMiner version 1.7.1-dev by tpruvot with various improvements for Windows OS…


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