[ANN] Bminer: a fast Equihash/Ethash miner for Nvidia and CUDA GPUs (8.0.0)

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Bminer is a highly optimized cryptocurrency miner that runs on modern NVIDIA GPUs (Maxwell and Pascal, i.e. GPUs that have compute capability 5.0 or above). Bminer is one of the fastest publicly available miners today -- we use various techniques including tiling and pipelining to realize the full potentials of the hardware.

Bminer also comes with REST APIs to facilitate production deployments (e.g., mining farms).

  • Bminer supports mining Equihash-based coins (e.g., Zcash) with 2% of devfee.
  • Bminer supports mining Ethash-based coins (e.g., Ethereum) with 0.65% of devfee.
  • Bminer also supports dual mining mode - mining Ethash-based coins (e.g. Ethereum) and Blake14r-based coins (e.g. Decred) / Blake2s-based coins (e.g. Verge) at the same time. Devfee for the dual mining mode is 1.3%, and the second coin (e.g. Decred/Verge) is mined without devfee.
Bat files

For GPU

@echo OFF

REM Change the following address to your Zcash taddr.

SET ADDRESS=t1ZBtpkUy1y1deYsNJnzdW4tk7HiJEcfUzr

SET USERNAME=%ADDRESS%.w

SET POOL=zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666

SET SCHEME=stratum

START "GPU: When Crypto-mining Made Fast" GPU.exe -uri %SCHEME%://%USERNAME%@%POOL% -api 127.0.0.1:1880

For Nvidia
@echo OFF

REM Change the following address to your Zcash taddr.

SET ADDRESS=t1ZBtpkUy1y1deYsNJnzdW4tk7HiJEcfUzr

SET USERNAME=%ADDRESS%.w

SET POOL=zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666

SET SCHEME=stratum

START "Nvidia: When Crypto-mining Made Fast" Nvidia.exe -uri %SCHEME%://%USERNAME%@%POOL% -api 127.0.0.1:1880


Features

Fast

  • Equihash mining on stock settings
    • 735-745 Sol/s on GTX 1080Ti
    • 450-460 Sol/s on GTX 1070
    • 315-325 Sol/s on GTX 1060
  • Ethash mining on GTX 1080Ti stock settings (power: 250 W)
    • With : 46.7 MH/s
    • Without OhGodAnETHlargementPill: 32.2 MH/s
  • Dual mining using automatic tuning (default) on GTX 1080Ti stock settings (power: 250 W)
    • With OhGodAnETHlargementPill:
      • ETH 46 MH/s and DCR 1000 MH/s
      • ETH 46 MH/s and XVG 1770 MH/s
    • Without OhGodAnETHlargementPill:
      • ETH 32 MH/s and DCR 2200 MH/s
      • ETH 32 MH/s and XVG 3750 MH/s

Secure and reliable

  • SSL support
  • Automatic reconnects to recover from transient network failures
  • Automatic restarts if GPUs hang

Operation friendly

  • Comes with REST APIs to facilitate production deployments

    Downloads

  • Release notes


    8.0.0
    • Support a dual mining mode for Ethereum (ETH, Ethash) and Decred (DCR, blake14r) / Verge (XVG, blake2s) without affecting Ethereum mining performance.
    • Automatically tune mining performance in dual mining mode.
    • Support dual mining mode in launcher and dashboard GUI.
    • Add scripts to download third party software OhGodAnETHlargementPill to improve Ethereum mining performance on GTX 1080/1080Ti.
    • Introduce new REST APIs to display stratum/solver/device status.
  • 7.0.0
    • Experimental support for mining Ethereum.
    • Various usability improvements on the launcher GUI.
    • Create a lite distribution without the launcher GUI.
  • 6.1.0
    • Fix potential regression caused by 6.0.0 for GPUs mounting on risers.
    • Improve mining algorithm stability.
  • 6.0.0
    • Failover server supports. Supply multiple uris (separated by commas) via the -uri option to enable the failover support.
    • A launcher GUI for Windows.
    • Reduce reject rate caused by stale shares.
    • 0.3-0.5% performance improvement depending on card models.
    • Fix inaccurate metrics at the start of Bminer.
    • Reduce CPU usage the start of bminer.
    • Support miner.reconnect().
    • Experimental support for miningrigrentals.
    • A new option -no-runtime-info to disable runtime information collection.
  • 5.5.0
    • Show the fan speed in both console and UI.
    • Fix compatibility issues for pool.miningspeed.com.
    • Fix a bug that causes Bminer fails to start on Windows under some configuration.
  • 5.4.0
    • Fix a reconnection issue in the network layer.
    • Show additional statistics in console.
    • Allow cross-domain requests to access the API.
    • Fix the compatibility issue with docker.
    • Introduce the option `-share-check` to make the time of recovering from no accepted shares configurable.
  • 5.3.0
    • Experimental support for EthOS / Ubuntu 14.04.
    • Support AMD K10 CPUs.
    • Automatically restart hanged network connections.
    • Improve compatibilities with mining rigs with more than 8 cards.
  • 5.2.0
    • Introduced the option -logfile to append the logs into a file.
    • Minor optimization on Windows for cards that are mounted on the risers.
    • Improve compatibility for NiceHash.
  • 5.1.0
    • Support NiceHash.
    • Fix unstable network connections in 5.0.0.
    • Fix performance regressions for 1080Ti under Linux.
  • 5.0.0
    • Minor performance improvement for GTX 1060.
    • Fixed performance regressions in 4.0.0 on Windows.
    • Optimization on the networking layer.
    • Show GPU ID in case of hardware errors.
    • Introduced the option -no-timestamps which suppresses the timestamps in the logging messages.
  • 4.0.0
    • Minor performance improvement.
    • Support older CPUs like Core 2 Duo.
    • Support mining rigs that have more than 8 GPUs.
    • Support luckpool.org.
    • Removed the polling option.
    • Introduced the option `-max-network-failures` which allows Bminer to exit after consecutive network failures.
    • Various improvement on the UI.
    • Localization for Russian and Chinese.
  • 3.0.0
    • Minor performance improvement.
    • Disable CPU polling by default.
    • Introduce a Web-based dashboard.
    • Support slushpool.
  • 2.1.0
    • Add the -polling option to make GPU polling configurable.
  • Disabling polling reduces the CPU usage but it might reduce the performance in some configurations.
    • Improve the stability of the network connections.
    • First public release for Linux.
  • 2.0.0
    • First public release.