Posts Tagged ‘Equihash 192/7

GMiner has just added support for the new Cuckaroo29 algorithm being used by Grin with the latest update to version 1.19. This marks the first non-Equihash algorithm getting support in the miner and maybe it will also open the doors for other algorithms to get implemented in the future. Performance wise it may not be the fastest Grin miner out there, but it does seem to work quite well based on our short experience with the new version for now, so you might want to give it a try. Due t the higher video memory requirements of the Cuckaroo29 algorithm you will need to have an Nvidia GPU with 8GB VRAM (about 7GB are currently required) as well as enough virtual memory available. Also it seems that the Grin mining implementation does require a faster CPU for optimal performance, on slower processors you might experience some slowdowns in which case you might want to go for a other miner.

Apart from Cuckaroo29 GMiner also supports Equihash 96,5, Equihash 144,5, Equihash 150,5, Equihash 192,7 and Equihash 210,9. The miner requires an Nvidia GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or later as well as CUDA 9.0 driver support. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, also there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.19 CUDA Equihash miner…

GMiner is a relatively new Nvidia CUDA miner with closed source and 2% development fee available for both Windows and Linux (64-bit only) compiled with CUDA 9 and supporting only more recent Nvidia GPUs with Compute capability 5.0+ (from the first generation of Nvidia Maxwell-based graphics processors). This miner is focused on supporting different variations of Equihash on Nvidia, so no wonder that it was one of the first to add BEAM support (Equihash 150,5) and is also currently the fastest one for that particular algorithm on Nvidia hardware. Aside from the newly added Equihash 150,5 support, with GMiner you also get support for Equihash 96,5 (MinexCoin), Equihash 144,5 (Bitcoin Gold, BitcoinZ, SnowGem, SafeCoin, Litecoin Z), Equihash 192,7 (Zero, Genesis) and Equihash 210,9 (Aion) and the performance on these is also quite good compared to other alternatives.

GMiner 1.15 is currently faster than the official BEAM Project CUDA miner as well as faster than the latest Bminer 11.4.0 that also just recently introduced support for BEAM mining on both AMD and Nvidia GPUs, so it is the preffered choice for mining Equihash 150,5 (BEAM) on Nvidia. Furthermore running the OhGodAnETHlargementPill can give you a nice extra boost in performance for miners using GeForce GTX 1080 or GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs equipped with GDDR5X video memory when using Gminer to mine BEAM, so you might also want to give it a try if you have compatible GPUs.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.15 CUDA Equihash miner…

GPU miners of Equihash-based altcoins might want to check the latest lolMiner 0.5 – an OpenCL miner for both AMD and Nvidia GPUs that supports Equihash 144.5 (ANON, ASF, BTG, BTCZ, LitecoinZ, HeptaCoin, Safecoin, Snowgem, ZEL), Equihash 96.5 (Minexcoin), Equihash 192.7 (ZERO, Genesis, SafeCash) and the newly added Equihash 210_9 (Aion). The most interesting thing in the new version is the addition of Equihash 210_9 (Aion) support, though there are of course multiple fixes and improvements applied as well. The new version comes with complete rework of all GPU algorithms for both stability and speed and this also results in the memory footprint of the algorithms getting lower, so 144/5 is now fitting to 2.2 GB and thus works on 3 GB video cards and 192/7 is now close to 3GB and should work on any 4GB video card fine. The new 210/9 (AION)uses only about 800 MB of video memory. You can find the full changelog of the lolMiner 0.5 below. The lolMiner 0.5 is a closed source miner available with binary only releases for Windows and Linux. Do note that there is also a built-in developer fee, Equihash 144.5 and 192.7 should have 2% fee and Equihash 96.5 is with 1% fee.

lolMiner 0.5 Changelog:
– Added Equihash 210_9 (Aion)
– Added Coins: AION, ANON and BTH
– Renamed the AUTO144 coin profile to AUTO144_5. Also added AUTO192_7 (see manual where it is possible to use this)
– Changed the command line style. Before it was -parameter=value and now it is --parameter value. This is more Linux style and will help integrating the miner into mining OS solutions
– Rewrote the complete manual
– Added a function to write the text output to a log (see manual)
– Added support for custom personalization strings for Equihash 144/5 and 192/7 (see manual)
– The disabling of the memory check is no longer required on 3G & 4G Nvidia GPUS (disabled by default)
– Reduced the maximum work batch for 96/5 to 24 because higher values caused crashed some times.
– Changed the standard short / long statistic intervals to 30 seconds and 5 minutes.
– Changed the run_miner scripts not to loop any more (unless you use the _with_restart version), see known issues.

For more information and to download the latest lolMiner 0.5 OpenCL Equihash GPU miner…


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