Posts Tagged ‘Xevan miner

There is a new version of the popular closed source miner z-enemy-1.10 for Nvidia GPU mining rigs that is widely used for RavenCoin (RVN) and the X16R algorithm it uses that brings 1-2% performance improvement as well as some fixes and improvements. Aside from the X16R the miner also supports X16S and a number of other algorithms that have been recently added and the performance improvements include all of the supported algorithms including also Tribus, Xevan, Vitality, Bitcore and Phi1612. We remind you that z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release and it contains a 1% developer fee built-in to support further software development. There are binary releases available for both Windows and Linux, though usually releases for Windows are made available first (official download links below).

To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.10 miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…

The z-enemy miner was originally only X16R Nvidia GPU miner, then X16S support was added, but it seems that the future development will not only focus on those two algorithms alone as with each new version we are seeing not only performance improvements and bug fixes, but also new algorithms getting supported. The latest version 1.09 adds support for Xevan and Vitality in the a release as well as Tribus in the more recent b update along with up to about 10% performance increase due to optimizations. There are also some bug fixes and performance improvements that are targeted at improving stability and usability of the miner, do note that since z-enemy-1.09a release the miner also has support for failover pools (just add multiple instances of pool, user and password in the command line). The more recent z-enemy-1.09b release is more of a service release and is currently only available for Windows, while z-enemy-1.09a is also available in the form of Linux binaries.

We prefer to use the z-enemy miner for mining RavenCoin (RVN) even though there are many alternatives already available out there, though the miner will apparently evolve in a more usable and functional alternative to other more established miners out there as it adds support for more algorithms. We remind you that z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release and it contains a 1% developer fee built-in to support further software development. On a side note is seems that we now also have SP back in the game with open source miners with his optimized suprminer fork for X16R and X16S, so you might want to give it a go as well, though it does not seem to be faster than the latest z-enemy miner.

To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.0.9b miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…

The Xevan algorithm used by BitSend (BSD) has finally recieved a GPU miner for Nvidia-based mining rigs with the ccMiner fork by krnlx (source). Unfortunately for the moment the code of the miner only compiled and works under Linux, though hopefully soon things will be ironed out and a Windows version will also be available. For a Xevan AMD GPU miner check this older fork of sgminer available for both Windows and Linux OS with precompiled binaries. The Xevan algorithm is essentially a dual X17 with 128 bit headers, but it wasn’t that easy to implement apparently or there weren’t enough incentive up until now apparently.

The ccMiner fork from krnlx is reported to provide 3.3+ MHS on Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and around 6 MHS on Nvidia GeForce GTX 10880 Ti GPUs according to the author. Owners of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 mining rigs are advised to set the intensity manually in order to have the miner work properly with their hardware, GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Ti should work fine with the default intensity of 20. If you are interested in how the Windows version is coming, then you might want to check out the official thread about the miner on Bitcointalk.

Update: Windows binary is now available thanks to Palgin, you can download a 32-bit Windows binary, VS 2013, CUDA 8.0 here.

Check out the announcement thread for the ccMiner fork with Xevan support on Bitcointalk here…