Posts Tagged ‘eaglesong

Just a few days after the official launch of the Nervos (CKB) mainnet and GPU mining the Eaglesong algorithm may alterady become pointless with FPGAs apparently getting support for the algorithm. First was the information about FPGA support available for the EagleSong algorithm with bitstreams and miners available for Alveo U200 and Xilinx VCU1525 FPGAs. Now Hash Altcon has also announced support for Nervos CKB mining on their Blackminer F1 series of FPGAs with the CKB bitstream to be released soon. They state Eaglesong hashrate of 22 GH/S with power usage of 1020 Watts (1.1 GH/S for single GTX 1080 Ti with 200W of power usage), so definitely more efficient than GPUs. This is signaling the end of GPU mining for Nervos (CKB) and a move onto FPGA mining for sure. There was a pick in mining hashrate yesterday when first new of FPGA support broke out, though today it is lower, with Blackminers F1 joining the game in the next few days there will most likely be another spike in hashrate… depending on profitability of course. With the slow difficulty adjustment that Nervos (CKB) currently uses there may still be some more time left for GPU mining, though even at the moment profitability does not seem attractive at all.

The latest TT-Miner 3.1.0 Beta 3 comes with added support for the Eaglesong algorithm used by the Nervos (CKB) making this yet another option for a GPU miner for Eaglesong. This update also removes support for the Myriad-Groestl and the Teo version of Ethash (TEO), brings some improvements for the MTP algorithm on RTX GPUs and some small improvements for all ProgPoW variants (ProgPoW, ProgPoWZ and ProgPoW092). Do note that if you get a missing DLL error when trying to run the miner on Windows you may need to download the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019.

As far as performance for EagleSong is concerned, we are seeing slightly slower performance with TT-Miner compared to the latest NBMiner and GMiner (100+ MH/s slower on GTX 1080 Ti), so definetly needs some more optimizations to ctch up to the fastest Nvidia GPU miners. Is it worth the effort however is entirely different thing as there is information about FPGA support available for the EagleSong algorithm the bitstreams and miners available for Alveo U200 and Xilinx VCU1525 FPGAs, though with the current performance GPU mining on high-end GPUs might still be viable for a while.

TT-Miner supports ProgPOW, Ethash, UBQhash, MTP, Lyra2REv3, Epic and EagleSong algorithms on Nvidia GPUs and is available for Windows and Linux as pre-compiled binaries, a closed source miner with 1% developer fee for all of the supported algorithms.

For more information and to download and try the latest TT-Miner 3.1.0 Beta 3 for Windows…
For more information and to download and try the latest TT-Miner 3.1.0 Beta 3 for Linux…

The latest SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner version 0.1.7 brings support for the m7mv2 algorithm (CPU only) used by Magi Coin (XMG) along with some improvements such as better CPU auto configuration compared to earlier releases that had some issues using optimally all cores. We haven’t been following XMGM for quite some time now, but it is good that the project still continues and is developing, including forking to new algorithms such as the m7mv2. With the previous release SRBMiner-MULTI 0.1.6 the miner became a viable alternative to XMRig regarding RandomX support, so this is probably going to be generating a lot of interest as we get closer to the end of the month and the XMR fork to this new algorithm.

SRBMiner-MULTI CPU & AMD GPU Miner 0.1.7 beta changelog:
– Added ‘m7mv2’ algorithm (Magi coin – XMG)
– Cpu auto configuration should be better than on previous versions
– Added CPU data to API, also rearranged a few things in API
– Console window ‘Quick Edit’ mode disabled on miner start, so users won’t accidentally pause miner by clicking in the console window

To download and try the new SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner 0.1.7 Beta…


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