[ANN]Bminer: a fast Equihash/Ethash/Cuckaroo29d miner for AMD/NVIDIA GPUs 15.8.4

  1. Bminer is a highly optimized cryptocurrency miner that runs on modern AMD/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 Zhash / Equihash 144,5 based coins (e.g. BitcoinGold, BitcoinZ) 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 .
  • Bminer supports mining Tensority-based coins (e.g.,) with 2% of devfee.

Features

Fast

  • Grin31 mining on stock settings

    • 2.25 G/s on RTX 2080Ti
    • 1.45 G/s on RTX 2080
    • 1.35 G/s on GTX 1080Ti
    • 0.85 G/s on GTX 1080
  • Grin29 mining on stock settings

    • 11.2 G/s on GTX 2080Ti
    • 8.6 G/s on GTX 2080
    • 7.8 G/s on GTX 1080Ti
    • 7.15 G/s on P102
    • 4.8 G/s on GTX 1070
    • 4.10 G/s on GTX P104
    • 3.30 G/s on GTX 1060 6G
  • AE mining on stock settings:

    • 11.8 Sol/s on GTX 2080Ti
    • 8.90 Sol/s on GTX 2080
    • 7.40 Sol/s on GTX 1080Ti
    • 4.7 Sol/s on GTX 1070
    • 3.4 Sol/s on GTX 1060 6G
  • Beam mining on stock settings

    • 30 Sol/s on GTX 1080Ti
    • 21 Sol/s on GTX 1070
  • 12 Sol/s on GTX 1060 6G

  • 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
  • Equihash 144,5 (Zhash) mining on stock settings

    • 61 Sol/s on GTX 1080Ti
    • 25 Sol/s on GTX 1060
  • Ethash mining on GTX 1080Ti stock settings (power: 250 W)

    • 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
  • Bytom mining on stock settings:

    • 4650 H/s on GTX 1080Ti
    • 2850 H/s on GTX 1070
    • 1800 H/s on GTX 1060 6G
      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
    Quickstart

  • Download and extract Bminer into a folder (e.g. C:\bminer or /home/bminer)Depending on the coins that you want to mine, find the corresponding script in the folder. For example, the corresponding script is mine_grin29.bat (on Windows) or mine_grin29.sh (on Linux) when mining Grin using the Cuckaroo29 algorithm.

  • Change the address and account information in the script.

  • Run the script and Enjoy mining :)

Downloads

15.8.4

  • Improve the performance of BeamHashII algorithm on RTX cards.

15.8.3 (Current)

  • Improve the performance of BeamHashII algorithm.

15.8.2(Current)

  • Fix the regression on the BeamHashII fails to start on GTX 2060.

15.8.1

  • Support for the BeamHashII algorithm.

15.7.6

  • Fix the regression that the Cuckaroo29d miner fails to start on RTX-series cards.

15.7.5

  • Improve the performance of the miner of Cuckatoo31.
  • Increase the dynamic ranges of -intensity for older machines to fully utilize the GPUs (at the cost of a slight performance loss).

15.7.4

  • Improve the performance of Cuckaroo29d / Aeternity.
  • Support 4GB cards for Cuckaroo29d.
  • Fix the regression that the Cuckaroo29d miner fails to start on Windows.

15.7.3

  • Improve the performance of the Cuckaroo29d miner.

15.7.2

  • Improve the stability of the Cuckaroo29d miner.
  • Reduce the CPU usage of Cuckaroo29d miner.
  • Support 5GB cards for Cuckaroo29d.

15.7.1

  • Improve the performance of the Cuckaroo29d algorithm.
  • Fix the issue that the Cuckaroo29d failed to start for Turing-based cards.

15.7.0

  • Support the cuckaroo29d algorithm

15.5.3

  • Fix invalid shares ETH + VBK when using multiple cards.

15.5.1

  • Fix the regression that Cuckaroo29 fails to work on Turing cards.
  • Significantly improve the performance of ETH / VBK dual mine.

15.5.0

  • Improve the performance of the Cuckatoo algorithm.
  • Support dual-mining ETH and VBK.
  • Add the parameter -version to output the version and exit.
  1. 15.4.0
  • Improve performance of Cuckaroo29 / Aeternity.

  • Improve compatibility on Windows

  • Add an experimental flag --fast to improve the performance for Cuckaroo29 / Aeternity, but it might lead to unstability on some systems
    15.3.1

  • Slightly improve performance of Cuckaroo29 / Cuckatoo31.

  • Reduce CPU usages of Cuckatoo31.

  • Fix the regressions of Cuckaroo29 on RTX cards.

  • Fix the incorrect reportings of Ethash speed to the mining pools.
    15.3.0

  • Improve the performance of Cuckaroo29 by 5%.

  • Slightly improve the performance of Cuckatoo31.

  • Improve compatibility on Windows.
    15.2.0

  • Improve performance and stability of Cuckatoo31.

  • Slightly improved performance of Ccukaroo29.

  • Reduced the chance of reject and stale shares of CC29/CC31.

  • Support RTX 2080/2070 for Cuckatoo31. RTX 2080 expected speed 1.45G/s.
    15.1.0

  • Improve performance of Cuckaroo29 / Cuckatoo31.

  • Experimental support Cuckaroo29 on AMD cards (ROCM only)

  • Improve compatibility on Windows.

  • Fix the regression on UI dashboard.

  • Reduce reject rate of Cuckaroo29 / Cuckatoo31.
    15.0.2

  • Improve the fidelity of Cuckaroo29 on 1060 / P106 / 1070.
    15.0.1

  • Fix compatibility issues on Windows.
    15.0.0

  • Support 8G cards for Cuckatoo31 (except for Windows 10).

  • Improve stability of the Cuckatoo31 solver.
    14.3.1

  • Improve the performance of Cuckaroo29.

  • Reduce the likelihood of rejected shares of Cuckatoo31.

  • Support Nicehash for both Cuckaroo29 / Cuckatoo31.
    14.3.0

  • Improve the performance for Cuckatoo31.

  • Support 2080Ti for Cuckatoo31.

  • Reduce the CPU usages for Grin / Aeternity by default.

  • Reduce the likelihood of rejected shares for Cuckatoo31.
    14.2.0

  • Experimental support for Cuckatoo31 on 1080Ti.

  • Fix the regression where ETH dual mine fails to start on Windows.

  • Improve performance on mining Aeternity.

  • Support tweaking the CPU usage for mining AE / Grin with the -intensity flag.
    14.1.0

  • Improve performance of AE / Grin on Turing cards.

  • Improve performance of AE / Grin on lower-end CPUs and Windows platforms.

  • Support mining beam on leafpool and nicehash.

  • Fix the regression where /api/v1/devices is occasionally unresponsive.
    14.0.0

  • Improved Grin/AE mining speed.

  • Print fidelity information. It is a measure of the luck/miner correctness. Overtime, the number should be close to one. For miners running over two hours, the fidelity should be at least greater than 0.95.

  • Improved multi-card performance on Windows.

  • Improved the miner fidelity by 8%-10%. You will not see big local difference but you will see roughly 10% higher speed on the pool side.

  • Reduced reject chance.

  • Fixed equihash issue.

  • Fix the regression that the equihash miner fails to start on Windows.
    13.2.0

  • Improve the performance of Turing GPUs when mining Grin.

  • Reduced rejected share chance for all cards.
    13.1.0

  • Support mining Grin / AE with 4G or 5G of video memory. (P104 only on Linux).
    13.0.0

  • 30% performance improvement on Grin and AE.

  • Reduce the likelihood of rejected shares.
    12.2.0

  • Optimize CPU usage.

  • Fix compatibility issues with grin-pool.org and grinmint.com.

  • Experimental support for Turing GPUs.

  • Allow bminer to run with older NVIDIA drivers.
    12.1.0

  • 50% performance improvement on Aeternity.

  • 10% performance improvement on Grin.

  • Support 8GB cards on Windows 10.

  • Support SSL connections for Grin.
    12.0.1

  • Experimental support mining Grin on NVIDIA GPUs. Currently bminer only supports the Cuckaroo29 algorithm.

  • 100% performance improvement on the beam miner on NVIDIA GPUs compared to 11.4.1.

  • Bug fixes11.4.1

  • Support AMD Crimson driver mining beam [/b]11.4.0

  • Experimental support mining beam with AMD cards
    11.3.0

  • Improve the performance of Aeternity for 6GB cards

  • Support mining beam over beepool

  • Output solution/s instead of nounce/s when mining beam
    11.2.0

  • Experimental support for Beam.
    11.1.0

  • Experimental support for Aeternity.
    11.0.0

  • Support ETH/BTM dual mine.
    10.7.0

  • Fix -devices value option bug in 10.6.0.

  • Fix a bug in GET /api/v1/status/device api.
    10.6.0

  • Require CUDA 9.2 or above for this version.

  • Substantially increase BTM mining speed, e.g. 4650H/s on 1080Ti now.
    10.5.0

  • Require CUDA 9.2 or above for this version.

  • Substantially increase BTM mining speed, e.g. 4500H/s on 1080Ti now.

  • Maximum temperature is monitored more precisely.

  • Support BTG mining on zhash.pro pool.

10.4.0

  • Add -pers auto option to support pools (e.g. zergpool.com) to automatically switch personalization string for equihash144,5 mining.
    10.3.0

  • Make API robust and accessible even when GPUs are hung.

  • Support ethproxy protocol pools, such as dwarfpool, to display worker names.
    10.2.0

  • Support all the other Equihash 144,5 based coins besides BTG, using equihash1445 scheme and -pers config.
    10.1.0

  • Fix performance regression in BTM mining.
    10.0.0

  • Support mining Zhash (Equihash with parameter set 144,5) based coins.

  • Substantially increase BTM mining speed again (up to another 30%).

  • Support reported hashrate feature on ETH pools.
    9.1.0

  • Substantially increase BTM mining speed (up to 30%).

  • Fix editing problems of .bat files on windows.

  • Add scheme suggestions in scripts for ETH mining.
    9.0.0

  • Experimental support for mining Bytom (BTM).

  • Optimize the performance of automatic tuning in dual mining mode.

  • Start REST APIs much faster than previous versions.

  • Improve compatibility of mining Ethereum on Nicehash pool.
    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.