The author of the popular SRBminer CryptoNight AMD GPU miner has just updated his new mining software called SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner to version 0.1.2 Betta adding support for the new kangaroo12 (k12) algorithm on GPU and CPU. The miner is targeted at algorithms for CPU mining as well as some CPU and GPU ones for more recent AMD-based video cards (R9 2xx series and newer)… other than the CN-based algorithms that the other SRBminer Cryptonight oriented miner software for AMD GPU supports. The latest version also fixes the dev fee at a lower 0.85% value for all of the supported algorithms (no more lower or higher developer fee) as well as comes with some bug fixes.

Do note that just like his CryptoNight GPU miner, this new CPU and GPU AMD miner is also available only for Windows (Linux version might be coming out soon as well hopefully) as a pre-compiled binary and there is a built-in developer fee now fixed at 0.85% for all supported algorithms. You can find the currently supported algorithms below:

CPU-only algorithms:
– cpupower
– yescryptr16
– yescryptr32
– yescryptr8
– yespower
– yespowerlitb
– yespowerr16
– yespowerltncg
– yespowersugar
– yespowerurx
– yespower2b

CPU + GPU algorithms:
– blake2b
– blake2s
– keccak
– mtp
– rainforestv2
– yescrypt
– eaglesong
– k12

To download and try the new SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner 0.1.2 Beta…

The miniZ Nvidia CUDA closed source miner for Windows and Linux has been updated to version 1.5r that adds a major performance improvement for Equihash 210,9 (AION) for all supported Nvidia GPUs (up to 7%, depending on the GPU model). The new version also comes with improved stability, though this mostly affects Beam mining, as well as some small improvements and bug fixes to help make the miner more usable. MiniZ is still our preferred miner for ZElCash (Equihash 125,4) as it offers the best performance for that particular algorithm and hopefully the last update also fixes the stability issues it had in the previous version that required a loop to be set in order to keep the miner running.

The miner also supports Equihash 144,5, Equihash 150,5, Equihash 150,5,3, as well as Equihash 192,7, Equihash 125,4, Equihash 210,9 and Equihash96,5 and the various crypto currencies that use these algorithms on compatible Nvidia GPUs. There are CUDA 8.0 and CUDA 10.0 binaries available including support for Nvidia RTX GPUS with the CUDA 10 release (check which version works better on older GPUs, CUDA 10 is required fo RTX). Have in mind that since miniZ is a closed source miner there is also a built-in developer fee of 2% percent included.

To download and try the latest miniZ v1.5r Multi-Equihash Nvidia CUDA Miner…

When crypto mining profit is low a lot of people either turn off their GPU mining rigs or start to mine higher risk altcoins in order to possibly realize higher profit from them in the near future. There is however another option available and that is to rent your computing power to various services that use the resources for other things such as game rendering and streaming, video transcoding, 3D model and scene rendering, machine learning and artificial intelligence or password cracking or even large data processing and so on. There are a number of such services already available and while they may still not have enough customers or pay as much as crypto may in booming period, when you are barely covering electricity costs they may be a good alternative choice.

Alternative computing services however do come with more strict requirements for the hardware you are going to be renting for processing different kinds of data and you need to carefully read the requirements first. Specific requirements may ask that you have just one or two video cards on 8x or x16 PCI-E slots (x1 extenders are not Ok) for gaming where bandwidth of the PCI-Express slots is very important and more than two GPUs aren’t usable. Having a mid-range quad-core or better CPU may also be required in some cases where the processor is also being significantly loaded when processing large amounts of data with the GPUs or at least 8GB/16GB as a minimum or more system memory to be available. Most of these services may require specific GPU type for Example Nvidia CUDA or AMD OpenCL, so they may not be open to everyone depending on the used mining hardware. You may need to install specific operating system, including special Linux-based distributions or a special client software that is available for multiple OSes and such. So do make sure you do a proper research on what you need for each service.

Here are a few interesting paying alternatives to get you started:
Golem Nework for Rendering…
Vectordash for Remote Gaming…
VastAI for Deep Learning and AI…

Some options to contribute GPU computing power for free:
SETI@HOme
BOINC Science
FOLDING@HOME

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