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Title: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: monero-extended on June 18, 2014, 01:11:41 PM
This is a thread to provide a bounty for this project.

The details of the project should be discussed in this thread, and then when a clear goal of what we're looking for is obtained we will move forward. This discussion will focus around what level of performance is required to claim the bounty.

There are two separate bounties, one for Nvidia cards, and one for AMD cards. Each bounty is listed separately below.
There is now one bounty, for an AMD Miner. The bounty is listed below:


AMD Miner Pledged bounty:

-Keyboard-Mash: 150 XMR
-HardwarePal: 1 BTC
-Smooth: 300 XMR
-othe: 50 XMR

Total: 500 XMR, 1 BTC

Total Collected: 0 XMR, 0 BTC


Nvidia Miner Pledged bounty (Closed and fulfilled 4/17/2014):

-Keyboard-Mash: 150 XMR
-HardwarePal: .2 BTC
-Smooth: 300 XMR
-othe: 50 XMR

Total: 500 XMR, .2 BTC

Total Collected: 0 XMR, 0 BTC



-updated by Keyboard-Mash


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced Monero GPU Miners Bounty Thread
Post by: monero-extended on June 18, 2014, 01:25:18 PM
Discussion started in main Monero (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=583449.msg6382239#msg6382239) thread, cross posting here to begin the discussion:

I think if some miners are interested we can help fund and opensource Claymores GPU miner and the Nvidia one (cant remember the members username) maybe Lucas's and Wolf's projects also.

I think creating a frontend GUI with temperatures (instead of Realtemp and Afterburner) would be a big +1 for newbs to the algo.

The diff should help the price imo.

Im looking longterm for XMR so I invested 30% of my BTC into coins, a private pool (due to DDOS issues) and helped the votes alittle on Mintpal.

Not a dev but I hope I can help the project flourish with a few ideas.



This is a very good idea. cbuchner1 announced that he has a miner. I think it's time to ask them (more than just one of us would be great) what they would consider accepting to open source their projects. This just seems like a crap joke at this point. It's great that claymore made a program .. but it's been described as terribly unoptimized by very knowledgeable sources. It needs to be open source, because claymore does not have the time to optimize it.

The problem here is that guys like cbuchner1 could be left with highly optimized miners, and we're just burning GPU power at this point. Mining is getting rough right now and it's really starting to choke off interest. People who aren't mining this right now aren't going to be the one's to come in and ask Claymore and cbuchner these questions .. it's kind of on us. There's one person in particular I know has a serious CPU farm here. I'm sure the private nvidia mining operation is somewhere near that at this point. We need to get on top of this.

Update 1: Claymore does not provide open source miners, period. We will need to start a fund for an open source AMD miner. I will kick it off with 150 XMR. I'd like to use an escrow or something if necessary.

If it can be done from one of the core members (crowdfunding) that would be great

Throw 1 BTC or the equivalent XMR into that from me for the AMD miner. And 0.2BTC for Nvidia (as I don't own any)

Will get the message out to a few friends that are already invested and mining Monero.

Update 2 Bounties : 150XMR + 1BTC for AMD Opensourced miner for XMR
                           150XMR + 0.2BTC  For Nvidia Opensourced miner for XMR



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced Monero GPU Miners Bounty Thread
Post by: Keyboard-Mash on June 18, 2014, 01:36:45 PM
To kick off the discussion, I don't own Nvidia cards. I do own AMD cards.

I'd need something that can connect to the stratum and http pool servers
I'd need to see failover for pools.
I'd prefer to continue using catalyst 13.12.
It would need to be cross platform.
I'd like GPU temperature and overclocking management
I'd need it to be competitive, on a hashing basis, with other known miners

I'm open to discussion on anything that I said I didn't need.

For more information, take a look at Claymore's (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=638915.msg7129653#msg7129653) page for an example of what I think we'd like to start with.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: HardwarePal on June 18, 2014, 02:07:15 PM
Thanks for making the thread , I own Nvidia Cards but don't use them for mining. I use AMD R9-290s.

Features that would help alot
--gpu-engine
--gpu-memclock
--auto-fan
--temp-target
--temp-overheat
--temp-cutoff
--gpu-fan
--failover-only

aswell as temp and fan speeds

something similar to cgminer-sgminer would be perfect imo






Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Vanderi on June 18, 2014, 02:13:02 PM
subbed, thanks


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on June 18, 2014, 02:16:16 PM
pledge 300 each



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Keyboard-Mash on June 18, 2014, 02:27:13 PM
Please consider this for more background discussion:

Elsewhere they say the difference in speed is 2.2 to 5 times as fast. That is far, far less then an order of magnitude.

CZ decided to launch a testnet, with links to the github weeks before the coin launched. While it seemed like a good idea at the time, to test his coin .. what he actually did was open it wide for people to prey on. I find it not only probable, but instead extremely likely, that there were GPU miners either at launch or within the week after it.

His unfamiliarity with the typical nature of this board left his coin extremely vulnerable and he is now left to contemplate a hard fork to stop the abuse. Please note that with this abuse he might not even have the ability to enforce a hardfork due to potential miner take over (http://www.statesman.com/news/business/bitcoin-faces-biggest-threat-yet-a-miner-takeover/ngM3Q/). Here is what I'm talking about (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=167229.msg7320842#msg7320842), and this is half of the daily emission. Thus, 50% of mining is done by his software.

It does not matter if it's 2.2 to 5 times as fast, the time in which his coin has been exploited vs the time it has not been exploited is very large. Unfortunately, Claymore or another developer did not provide a GPU miner to act as a crutch until such time when an open source one was ready.

Fortunately, with the slower emission .. this has a chance to even out over time. I hope the best for him, but I do not believe he grasps the full nature of variables involved in what he's doing .. this is not knocking his ability to program.

With private GPU miners cornering the market, all CN coins stand to lose greatly


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Keyboard-Mash on June 18, 2014, 02:56:15 PM
pledge 300 each



BTC right? :D


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: marada on June 18, 2014, 03:22:03 PM
The idea is great. It is completely necessary to make open-source miner available. We are experiencing the period of unfair competition now and need to close it before it destroys the coin.

Any crawdfunding for the action?
Would gladly add my penny.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Keyboard-Mash on June 18, 2014, 03:27:01 PM
The idea is great. It is completely necessary to make open-source miner available. We are experiencing the period of unfair competition now and need to close it before it destroys the coin.

Any crawdfunding for the action?
Would gladly add my penny.

I would happily welcome a trusted escrow or recommended crowdfunding site. Does anyone have thoughts on this?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: marada on June 18, 2014, 03:57:41 PM
My proposition is:

1. Create clear and simple rules. Rules must state at least:
- The purpose: description what is the bounty for.
- How do attenders submit their job (i.e. by the github).
- Who can get the bounty. We may want it to be shared among contributors i.e. by the features provided.
- Who decide how the reward is used (i.e. the committee)

2. Find a trusted person to hold the deposit. Could it be a respected DEV. We need to ask them.

3. Make an external page for the announcement with addresses for the deposit and current amount of collected funds.
Because of some scam action the forum banned posting addresses.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: cayars on June 18, 2014, 05:29:25 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=167229.msg7320842#msg7320842
Bounty for open-sourcing your Wild Keccak miner has risen to 880 BBR.

 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

while we're mining 5000-7000 coins a day this is not going to work ;)


Problem is that it's not worth it for the devs to release it for "chump change".

Why open source for 1 btc or so when you are mining 2 or 3 btc worth each day?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Keyboard-Mash on June 18, 2014, 05:34:04 PM
Problem is that it's not worth it for the devs to release it for "chump change".

Why open source for 1 btc or so when you are mining 2 or 3 btc worth each day?

I have discussed the issue privately with both cbuchner1 and Claymore, asking for a quote to open source their software.

This is not a thread trying to pay them to open source their projects. This is a thread trying to get someone to work out a brand new miner, or adapt something like sgminer.

Claymore does not provide open source software, period.

cbuchner1 said flat out that he will not be releasing or open sourcing his miner, period. The implication was that it would be considered if we can offer him more than it would make him .. but nobody's going to pay him infinite money ;)

We're quickly entering a situation where private GPU miners are cornering the market .. not healthy.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: canonsburg on June 18, 2014, 05:48:51 PM
Yes, we need to have open source miners but it isn't all about "unfair" advantages too.

Open source allows many other people to make optimizations where the original author might not have thought about or noticed.

Although I'm no coder, I believe that the current CryptoNight GPU miner is poorly optimized. (This is from personal experience, I've mined coins that are much more memory intensive than XMR i.e. 8MB vs the 2MB of CryptoNight and GPUs are definitely still faster than CPU, but again I'm not a coder so this is just my opinion) If it were open sourced, someone else might be about to spot the deficiencies and make improvements.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: aminorex on June 18, 2014, 06:03:14 PM
watch


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: marada on June 18, 2014, 06:32:06 PM
Yes, we need to have open source miners but it isn't all about "unfair" advantages too.

Open source allows many other people to make optimizations where the original author might not have thought about or noticed.

Although I'm no coder, I believe that the current CryptoNight GPU miner is poorly optimized. (This is from personal experience, I've mined coins that are much more memory intensive than XMR i.e. 8MB vs the 2MB of CryptoNight and GPUs are definitely still faster than CPU, but again I'm not a coder so this is just my opinion) If it were open sourced, someone else might be about to spot the deficiencies and make improvements.

This is unfair as this is not only closer source but also platform depended. You don't pay to the Bill, you don't accept viruses - you're not allowed to use.
Cryptonight needs a very fast memory like cache L3 of CPU and it is why the performance will not have as a big advantage over CPU.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: slapper on June 18, 2014, 09:47:28 PM
XMR is the reason why GPU mining will make a big come back to the scene. Don't sell your GPUs or smaller rigs for cheap anymore ;)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: HardwarePal on June 20, 2014, 10:11:51 AM
We need this asap price is rising aswell as more people getting involved. Any updates ?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: myagui on June 20, 2014, 04:11:51 PM
We're quickly entering a situation where private GPU miners are cornering the market .. not healthy.
+1... I'm confident that the serious investors that are committed to xmr/cryptonight will soon realize that if not "investing" on the development of a more democratic mining infrastructure, their holdings will remain undervalued. Sooner rather than later, I hope...

I don't have the funds to add to the bounty, but I pledge a 10% donation of a month's worth of mining proceeds (with my massive 4xGPU rig) to the author of an open source miner for nvidia.
Adding to the above, I pledge to offer said author, 1 medium sized pizza, with 3 toppings of his choosing, and optionally 'extra cheese', delivered to his doorstep, provided that pizza delivery is available in his place of residence.
(with apologies to fluffy, no dinner for you tonight...)

~ Myagui


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: crowetic on June 20, 2014, 09:44:54 PM
We're quickly entering a situation where private GPU miners are cornering the market .. not healthy.
+1... I'm confident that the serious investors that are committed to xmr/cryptonight will soon realize that if not "investing" on the development of a more democratic mining infrastructure, their holdings will remain undervalued. Sooner rather than later, I hope...

I don't have the funds to add to the bounty, but I pledge a 10% donation of a month's worth of mining proceeds (with my massive 4xGPU rig) to the author of an open source miner for nvidia.
Adding to the above, I pledge to offer said author, 1 medium sized pizza, with 3 toppings of his choosing, and optionally 'extra cheese', delivered to his doorstep, provided that pizza delivery is available in his place of residence.
(with apologies to fluffy, no dinner for you tonight...)

~ Myagui


Haha, I like this post very much. But hmm, I am willing to donate for a BBR gpu miner, or MCN, if that is what this post is about. I can throw 10XMR into the bounty.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on June 21, 2014, 05:33:23 AM
We're quickly entering a situation where private GPU miners are cornering the market .. not healthy.
+1... I'm confident that the serious investors that are committed to xmr/cryptonight will soon realize that if not "investing" on the development of a more democratic mining infrastructure, their holdings will remain undervalued. Sooner rather than later, I hope...

I don't have the funds to add to the bounty, but I pledge a 10% donation of a month's worth of mining proceeds (with my massive 4xGPU rig) to the author of an open source miner for nvidia.
Adding to the above, I pledge to offer said author, 1 medium sized pizza, with 3 toppings of his choosing, and optionally 'extra cheese', delivered to his doorstep, provided that pizza delivery is available in his place of residence.
(with apologies to fluffy, no dinner for you tonight...)

~ Myagui


Haha, I like this post very much. But hmm, I am willing to donate for a BBR gpu miner, or MCN, if that is what this post is about. I can throw 10XMR into the bounty.

This thread has nothing to do with BBR. That uses its own miner. MCN should work with the same miner as all the other cryptonote/cryptonight coins (XMR, BCN, etc.)



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: renegadepcsolutions on June 21, 2014, 06:47:48 PM
Anyone find any updates to this? Nvida or AMD... anything?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: tsiv on June 24, 2014, 01:18:10 PM
https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight

Fresh out of the oven, don't have any performance data beyond personal testing during development with my GTX 750 Ti rig. Does around 200-220 H/s per card for a 750 Ti, both stratum and http protocols supported for pool mining. Haven't actually tested solo. Compiles and runs both on Linux and Windows pretty much straight out of the box. Linux highly recommeded over Windows. Has issues with massive lag if run on a Windows primary GPU, practically renders the computer unusable due to the hashing kernel grabbing the GPU for 1-2 seconds at a time. Pretty much what happens with every other algorithm, this is just orders of magnitude worse. Looking into breaking the kernel into smaller pieces to hopefully alleviate the problem.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GreekBitcoin on June 24, 2014, 02:09:28 PM
https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight

Fresh out of the oven, don't have any performance data beyond personal testing during development with my GTX 750 Ti rig. Does around 200-220 H/s per card for a 750 Ti, both stratum and http protocols supported for pool mining. Haven't actually tested solo. Compiles and runs both on Linux and Windows pretty much straight out of the box. Linux highly recommeded over Windows. Has issues with massive lag if run on a Windows primary GPU, practically renders the computer unusable due to the hashing kernel grabbing the GPU for 1-2 seconds at a time. Pretty much what happens with every other algorithm, this is just orders of magnitude worse. Looking into breaking the kernel into smaller pieces to hopefully alleviate the problem.

I dont have a card to test this but many many thanks!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: AceCobra1 on June 24, 2014, 02:25:44 PM
https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight

Fresh out of the oven, don't have any performance data beyond personal testing during development with my GTX 750 Ti rig. Does around 200-220 H/s per card for a 750 Ti, both stratum and http protocols supported for pool mining. Haven't actually tested solo. Compiles and runs both on Linux and Windows pretty much straight out of the box. Linux highly recommeded over Windows. Has issues with massive lag if run on a Windows primary GPU, practically renders the computer unusable due to the hashing kernel grabbing the GPU for 1-2 seconds at a time. Pretty much what happens with every other algorithm, this is just orders of magnitude worse. Looking into breaking the kernel into smaller pieces to hopefully alleviate the problem.

How do I use it in windows ? It doesn't seem to have an exe ?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: superresistant on June 24, 2014, 03:15:51 PM
https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight
Fresh out of the oven, don't have any performance data beyond personal testing during development with my GTX 750 Ti rig. Does around 200-220 H/s per card for a 750 Ti, both stratum and http protocols supported for pool mining. Haven't actually tested solo. Compiles and runs both on Linux and Windows pretty much straight out of the box. Linux highly recommeded over Windows. Has issues with massive lag if run on a Windows primary GPU, practically renders the computer unusable due to the hashing kernel grabbing the GPU for 1-2 seconds at a time. Pretty much what happens with every other algorithm, this is just orders of magnitude worse. Looking into breaking the kernel into smaller pieces to hopefully alleviate the problem.
How do I use it in windows ? It doesn't seem to have an exe ?

You must compile it yourself but right now it's bugged like hell for Windows.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: myagui on June 24, 2014, 03:24:04 PM
You must compile it yourself but right now it's bugged like hell for Windows.

There's a windows compile from one of the trusted members at the cudaminer/ccminer thread. It's not all that buggy, but also far from optimized. As it stands right now, this miner is relying heavily on CPU also, so there's certainly room for improvements (50% CPU usage with 4x750 TIs and an i7 4770 on Windows).

The pizza awaits a destination! (though waiting to get acceptance from the bounty author and to see if there is consensus on the miner performance as deserving of the bounty, might require some finishing touches)
~ Myagui


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: tsiv on June 24, 2014, 03:50:14 PM
You must compile it yourself but right now it's bugged like hell for Windows.

There's a windows compile from one of the trusted members at the cudaminer/ccminer thread. It's not all that buggy, but also far from optimized. As it stands right now, this miner is relying heavily on CPU also, so there's certainly room for improvements (50% CPU usage with 4x750 TIs and an i7 4770 on Windows).

The pizza awaits a destination! (though waiting to get acceptance from the bounty author and to see if there is consensus on the miner performance as deserving of the bounty, might require some finishing touches)
~ Myagui

Most of the CPU use is likely just polling for completion of the kernel aka http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busy_waiting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busy_waiting), which kinda sucks but seems like standard behavior. I'll see about working around it, looks like a "are we ready yet? no? sleep a bit." approach might do the trick instead of just calling a sync which then proceeds to busy wait until the kernel completes, eating whatever cpu cycles are available to it.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on June 24, 2014, 08:00:45 PM
While we are on this topic, sorry for a n00b question, but I think others would also like to know:

How do you compile under Windows?

I downloaded free trial or whatever of Visual Studio Express the other day, trying to compile whatever it was, but the software says "only for Windows Store Apps"

 ???


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on June 24, 2014, 08:06:37 PM
https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight

Fresh out of the oven, don't have any performance data beyond personal testing during development with my GTX 750 Ti rig. Does around 200-220 H/s per card for a 750 Ti, both stratum and http protocols supported for pool mining. Haven't actually tested solo. Compiles and runs both on Linux and Windows pretty much straight out of the box. Linux highly recommeded over Windows. Has issues with massive lag if run on a Windows primary GPU, practically renders the computer unusable due to the hashing kernel grabbing the GPU for 1-2 seconds at a time. Pretty much what happens with every other algorithm, this is just orders of magnitude worse. Looking into breaking the kernel into smaller pieces to hopefully alleviate the problem.

tsiv you rock for developing this...

Am I to understand that the miner will bog a 750Ti desktop? 

I would have to disagree with you that pretty much every other algo bogs the machine if under Windows with primary GPU, as I mine nonstop with my rig, only has 750Ti and I can do anything in windows with no lag, no slowing of the miner (cudaminer or ccminer).  Only exceptions are GPU-intensive apps like 3D gaming.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: metamine on June 24, 2014, 08:10:24 PM
OpenCL/ATI anyone?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: cayars on June 24, 2014, 08:19:26 PM
Has tsiv been paid the bounty yet?

If not, what's the hold up?

Just some facts:
No clear criteria was ever set forth, so it's not fair to setup the criteria after a open source miner has been released. Anyone is now able to fine tune this software and it's only fair that tsiv receive his bounty.  Because he did open-source it right away, I'm sure others will now jump in and help solve a couple of the problems noted.  Remember this can't happen if the source isn't available which is the whole point of this thread!

I'm sure he will continue to re-fine it anyway as this is just a first release and tsiv has already proven to the ccminer community he contributes.  He is the reason nVidia miners have X13.  Claymore has already made at least a half dozen releases to fix issues. We are in a sad state of affairs concerning open source GPU miners with Claymore having the only other GPU software with a 5% fee payable to himself (steep) that is not open source and not available on linux and only works on recent AMD cards.

I know myself I get 375 H/s with Claymore (OCed) which is 375*.95 or 356 H/s for me.  With ccminer on 750ti in (not tried to OC yet) windows (runs better under linux I'm told) I get 335 H/s with 2 750ti cards which is right on par if you figure the price of the cards together is less or equal to one 280x.  Power requirement for both 750ti cards is less then one 280x.  I've been told it runs even better on Linux which I haven't tried yet.

tsiv's release compiles and runs under both linux and windows.  It has also been directly integrated into the most popular miner for nVidia which is ccminer.  No additional standalone software needed.

So please do the right thing and pay him the bounty he deserves if this hasn't been done yet.  He HAS done everything that WAS required.

Just looking at this logically and giving my 2 cents,
Carlo


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Samuray on June 24, 2014, 08:55:42 PM
Has tsiv been paid the bounty yet?

If not, what's the hold up?

Just some facts:
No clear criteria was ever set forth, so it's not fair to setup the criteria after a open source miner has been released. Anyone is now able to fine tune this software and it's only fair that tsiv receive his bounty.  Because he did open-source it right away, I'm sure others will now jump in and help solve a couple of the problems noted.  Remember this can't happen if the source isn't available which is the whole point of this thread!

I'm sure he will continue to re-fine it anyway as this is just a first release and tsiv has already proven to the ccminer community he contributes.  He is the reason nVidia miners have X13.  Claymore has already made at least a half dozen releases to fix issues. We are in a sad state of affairs concerning open source GPU miners with Claymore having the only other GPU software with a 5% fee payable to himself (steep) that is not open source and not available on linux and only works on recent AMD cards.

I know myself I get 375 H/s with Claymore (OCed) which is 375*.95 or 356 H/s for me.  With ccminer on 750ti in (not tried to OC yet) windows (runs better under linux I'm told) I get 335 H/s with 2 750ti cards which is right on par if you figure the price of the cards together is less or equal to one 280x.  Power requirement for both 750ti cards is less then one 280x.  I've been told it runs even better on Linux which I haven't tried yet.

tsiv's release compiles and runs under both linux and windows.  It has also been directly integrated into the most popular miner for nVidia which is ccminer.  No additional standalone software needed.

So please do the right thing and pay him the bounty he deserves if this hasn't been done yet.  He HAS done everything that WAS required.

Just looking at this logically and giving my 2 cents,
Carlo
Yeah it looks to me that he's the man! He should get the bounty no questions !!!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: SRBOOTH on June 24, 2014, 08:56:27 PM
+1 for tsiv to recieve bounty, well done and I'm sure it will only get better from here! I'm runnung 3 seperate rigs 750 ti's and it is functioning exactly as was expressed by @tsiv, thanks a bunch!!

BTW for those of you in this thread who are asking about a windows compilation, here is the one I am using

         https://mega.co.nz/#!YckmgJpQ!etExS5ELpb309WwSgQcA3WaUPYVwnI4ix9UuWNLr4Yc

make sure you do not have any arguments at the end of you .bat, it is set to run @ 8X40 which seems best at this time.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: dotvibe on June 24, 2014, 08:56:42 PM
Works like a charm on my 750ti's, though it does kill windows a bit.

Pay the man already!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on June 24, 2014, 09:05:48 PM
Could people who compiled in windows please answer my question?  How/what software did you use to compile?


I have done it before, have taken C++ courses, but it was 15+ years ago.  Please enlighten me and others.

Thank you. 

Will report back my experiences with tsiv's code.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DemosMirak on June 24, 2014, 09:06:54 PM
Time for some bounty love, it seems to me.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DougB62 on June 24, 2014, 09:07:05 PM
tsiv definitely deserves the bounty - no question!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: metamine on June 24, 2014, 09:10:49 PM
Anyone up for another bounty for a OpenCL-implementation?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: mmmaybe on June 24, 2014, 09:15:28 PM
Works like a charm on my 750ti's, though it does kill windows a bit.

Pay the man already!

+1


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: statdude on June 24, 2014, 09:17:26 PM
How fast does it work compared to CPU mining? cost efficiency wise?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: cryptodragon on June 24, 2014, 09:18:28 PM
I am here to support tsiv to get the bounty he deserves.

I had problem running his version on Windows,  and haven't try Linux yet. But I heard others says it is working.

Claymore's miner takes 5% tax, and Chris' miner is not released yet (although I believe it is way faster), at this point, tsiv is the only one that open sourced the code and help the community.

Give him the bounty, please.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: MCOnyx on June 24, 2014, 09:21:32 PM
Here to support tsiv also. Miner is released/open sourced and works just fine on my rig.
True it puts windows to crawl if you mine on primary GPU, but that is no problem if one has more GPU's and should get fixed.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: othe on June 24, 2014, 09:24:16 PM
Of course he will get the bounty, why shouldnt he?

I add another 50 XMR to tsvivs bounty and also to the AMD bounty.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: HardwarePal on June 24, 2014, 09:26:34 PM
Keyboard-Mash can tell me where to send the BTC when he is online


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: totoy on June 24, 2014, 09:30:19 PM
Could people who compiled in windows please answer my question?  How/what software did you use to compile?

http://cryptomining-blog.com/tag/compile-cudaminer-for-windows/ (http://cryptomining-blog.com/tag/compile-cudaminer-for-windows/)
http://cudamining.cc/url/tutorials/id/1 (http://cudamining.cc/url/tutorials/id/1)

Here to support tsiv also. Miner is released/open sourced and works just fine on my rig.
True it puts windows to crawl if you mine on primary GPU, but that is no problem if one has more GPU's and should get fixed.
+1 here to support tsiv


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: ivanlabrie on June 24, 2014, 09:30:51 PM
How fast does it work compared to CPU mining? cost efficiency wise?

211h/s on a 60w gpu...you can plug 6 on a cheap h81 pro btc board, total power draw is 325w using a g3220 and 8gb of ram.
Total rig cost is less than the cost of a multi socket server rig.

1260h/s is rather good, and power efficiency is superb. It can only get better too, so yeah, well deserved bounty.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: cpilipav on June 24, 2014, 09:31:55 PM
tsiv miner working great! The man deserves the bounty.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on June 24, 2014, 10:24:49 PM
totoy:
Gracias, Thank you, Merci beaucoup


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: enerbyte on June 25, 2014, 12:10:49 AM
tsiv miner working great! The man deserves the bounty.
+1 ;)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: kbm on June 25, 2014, 12:30:47 AM
Awesome work tsiv! You have no need to worry about anyone flaking on the bounty, and it's great to see so many people come here and support your work.

I'm trying to figure out what compute capability this works for. It blows my 640 driver immediately @ 2.1 and doesn't work at all on a 240 @ 1.2. Tsiv, can you (or anyone) please make a comment/send PM please about known bugs with the software?

Meanwhile, the bounty will be collected for an open source Nvidia GPU miner.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: xandrino on June 25, 2014, 01:36:35 AM
Tsiv should get the bounty for open source nvidia CN gpuminer. If u want to know how viable it is to mine with gpu rather than cpu, then I provide raw stats below.

rephrase: Pls don't say tsiv does not deserve bounty because his miner is not more profitable than cpu mining, that is weak excuse and an obvious ploy to avoid paying bounty.

rig1: 7x gtx750ti on asrock z87 fatality killer, 8gb ram, g3220cpu, w7 x64 - 1450h/s at 350w bronze psu (powered ribbontype risers)
rig2: 6x gtx750ti on asrock h81 btc pro, 8gb ram, g3220cpu, w7 x64 - 1340h/s at 300w bronze psu (usb type risers)

atm, Tsiv's CN miner is more cpu intensive than, say, the x11 or x13 counterparts. this is normal and expected because it is a 1st/2nd generation release, and u can expect better performance to come.

i use teamviewer so lagging desktop is not a problem for me, but Tsiv has warned about this so expect to have unuseable desktop if u use ur display gpu for mining

cheers and i wish u all, especially Tsiv, a pleasant day :)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Mumbles on June 25, 2014, 03:45:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jUBbCgMWmE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jUBbCgMWmE)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: PVmining on June 25, 2014, 06:23:49 AM
Tsiv's cryptonight miner ran over night on three rigs without any problems (linux/kopiemTu).
Get him the bounty - he deservs it clearly!

btw.
one rig (6x750ti) gives me 1350h/s @325w
5 of my power efficient i7 4930k gave me 1150h/s @ 825w
a clear advantage!


sig:monero.crypto-pool.fr will be back...

if all the cryptonight pools would work that stable as tsiv's miner  ;)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: CoreI9 on June 25, 2014, 08:27:02 AM
+1 for tsiv to recieve bounty, well done and I'm sure it will only get better from here! I'm runnung 3 seperate rigs 750 ti's and it is functioning exactly as was expressed by @tsiv, thanks a bunch!!

BTW for those of you in this thread who are asking about a windows compilation, here is the one I am using

         https://mega.co.nz/#!YckmgJpQ!etExS5ELpb309WwSgQcA3WaUPYVwnI4ix9UuWNLr4Yc

make sure you do not have any arguments at the end of you .bat, it is set to run @ 8X40 which seems best at this time.

it's only for 750Ti?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: MCOnyx on June 25, 2014, 08:33:53 AM
+1 for tsiv to recieve bounty, well done and I'm sure it will only get better from here! I'm runnung 3 seperate rigs 750 ti's and it is functioning exactly as was expressed by @tsiv, thanks a bunch!!

BTW for those of you in this thread who are asking about a windows compilation, here is the one I am using

         https://mega.co.nz/#!YckmgJpQ!etExS5ELpb309WwSgQcA3WaUPYVwnI4ix9UuWNLr4Yc

make sure you do not have any arguments at the end of you .bat, it is set to run @ 8X40 which seems best at this time.

it's only for 750Ti?

At the moment with today's release every Nvidia card with shaders 3.0 (GTX 770 and rest), 3.5 (GTX 780ti) and 5.0 (750ti).
He said he will try with 2.1 shader cards, but performance would be lacking probably.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Febo on June 25, 2014, 10:02:36 AM
+1 for tsiv to recieve bounty, well done and I'm sure it will only get better from here! I'm runnung 3 seperate rigs 750 ti's and it is functioning exactly as was expressed by @tsiv, thanks a bunch!!

BTW for those of you in this thread who are asking about a windows compilation, here is the one I am using

         https://mega.co.nz/#!YckmgJpQ!etExS5ELpb309WwSgQcA3WaUPYVwnI4ix9UuWNLr4Yc

make sure you do not have any arguments at the end of you .bat, it is set to run @ 8X40 which seems best at this time.

it's only for 750Ti?

At the moment with today's release every Nvidia card with shaders 3.0 (GTX 770 and rest), 3.5 (GTX 780ti) and 5.0 (750ti).
He said he will try with 2.1 shader cards, but performance would be lacking probably.

So GT430 dont work yet will ever work to mine with that card?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: CoreI9 on June 25, 2014, 10:25:07 AM
+1 for tsiv to recieve bounty, well done and I'm sure it will only get better from here! I'm runnung 3 seperate rigs 750 ti's and it is functioning exactly as was expressed by @tsiv, thanks a bunch!!

BTW for those of you in this thread who are asking about a windows compilation, here is the one I am using

         https://mega.co.nz/#!YckmgJpQ!etExS5ELpb309WwSgQcA3WaUPYVwnI4ix9UuWNLr4Yc

make sure you do not have any arguments at the end of you .bat, it is set to run @ 8X40 which seems best at this time.

it's only for 750Ti?

At the moment with today's release every Nvidia card with shaders 3.0 (GTX 770 and rest), 3.5 (GTX 780ti) and 5.0 (750ti).
He said he will try with 2.1 shader cards, but performance would be lacking probably.

My 730m (Kepler) incorrectly works with this miner


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: darlidada on June 25, 2014, 11:02:07 AM
lol @ miners posting here to say he needs to get the bounty.

obviously he will, there is no reason whatsoever he wont and there is nobody saying he shouldnt !

what you are doing is just cheap talk:  if you truly want to thank him, donate to him instead of making it look like the creators of the bounty are trying to keep the bounty for themselves.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Perl++ on June 25, 2014, 03:41:06 PM
Tsiv Nvidia GPU Miner crash my Nvidia GTX690 driver and finally doesn't work.

Thanks.

 8)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: dunchy on June 25, 2014, 05:06:16 PM
Does anyone know approximate hash rate on ATI R9 290 ?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: kbm on June 25, 2014, 05:14:59 PM
Does anyone know approximate hash rate on ATI R9 290 ?

depending on the ram you have Claymore's miner gets me around 611 h/s right now.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: dunchy on June 25, 2014, 05:31:57 PM
Does anyone know approximate hash rate on ATI R9 290 ?

depending on the ram you have Claymore's miner gets me around 611 h/s right now.

That's cool. It sucks all 330W I guess? But it's not less efficient than 750ti right?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on June 26, 2014, 03:54:56 AM
Does anyone know approximate hash rate on ATI R9 290 ?

depending on the ram you have Claymore's miner gets me around 611 h/s right now.

That's cool. It sucks all 330W I guess? But it's not less efficient than 750ti right?

I believe 750Ti can only do about 200 h/s as of now.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: HardwarePal on June 26, 2014, 04:39:14 AM
I promised a bounty for the Nvidia miner even though all my Nvidia cards are in the cupboard  ;D
Post a BTC donation address tsiv so I can send my share (0.2BTC as listed)

Any chance somebody tried the Gtx580 or Gtx680 I have 2 of each which I might slap on a system if worthwhile


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: renegadepcsolutions on June 26, 2014, 05:55:34 AM
I promised a bounty for the Nvidia miner even though all my Nvidia cards are in the cupboard  ;D
Post a BTC donation address tsiv so I can send my share (0.2BTC as listed)

Any chance somebody tried the Gtx580 or Gtx680 I have 2 of each which I might slap on a system if worthwhile


GTX580 will not work with tsiv's miner.

GTX680 will.

At the moment, it is only compiled for compute 3.0+


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on June 26, 2014, 06:27:11 AM
I promised a bounty for the Nvidia miner even though all my Nvidia cards are in the cupboard  ;D
Post a BTC donation address tsiv so I can send my share (0.2BTC as listed)

Any chance somebody tried the Gtx580 or Gtx680 I have 2 of each which I might slap on a system if worthwhile


mail them to me  ;D


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: KROK on June 26, 2014, 11:32:59 AM
Strange result.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] 1 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://mro.extremehash.com:7777
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 12200.23 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Pool set diff to 5000
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 2845422.95 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3259881.74 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3474958.52 H/s


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DougB62 on June 26, 2014, 11:43:34 AM
Strange result.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] 1 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://mro.extremehash.com:7777
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 12200.23 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Pool set diff to 5000
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 2845422.95 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3259881.74 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3474958.52 H/s


Compute 1.3 definitely won't work...


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: matrix961 on June 26, 2014, 12:46:07 PM
Just posting my experience with this and to thank tsiv for releasing this miner for nvidia cards and what you might expect from this card.

Win 7 x64 with 8gb memory running main display from onboard video.

GTX 780 Ti (OCd +235mhz) = 290-300 hashes (Windows)
vs
I5 3570k (OCd 4.3ghz) = 160-175 hashes (Windows) or 255-265 (Linux)

For me the only setting that will work is 4x120. Anything else Ive tried crashes, even the default of 8x40. Ive tried so many different combinations. I removed the OC I had on my card and it didnt make a difference.

Linux:

I tried to get this working on linux. After working through various compile issues mostly with gcc g++ version issues I was able to compile it fine. The issue was that it would say couldn't find cuda device. I tried driver re-installs different cuda versions 5.5 & 6.0 with no luck. Made sure I had all the variable paths correct. Linux saw it and was using it, running nvidia-settings it was listed correctly showing all info. I tried it on ubuntu 14.04 x64. I might have to try again later, maybe on ubuntu 13.10?

I found tutorials to compile cudaminer on linux. I might try a tuturial for getting cudaminer compiled on linux and working first then try ccminer.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: equipoise on June 26, 2014, 02:57:44 PM
Strange result.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] 1 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://mro.extremehash.com:7777
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 12200.23 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Pool set diff to 5000
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 2845422.95 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3259881.74 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3474958.52 H/s


Compute 1.3 definitely won't work...

It's making windows to think the driver crashed because it's taking long enough without returning a result (windows default is 2 seconds for the GPU) and that's why windows restarts the driver and ccminer won't work and show you impossible hash rate. I made the timeout 40 seconds on my machine (tried with 10 first - it worked for some time, but then it crashed again). This made my laptop second nvidea card to start happily mining with about 22 H/s. Don't do this if you don't have a second video card, because your PC will become completely unusable while mining (if you are cpu mining on the same machine run the cpu miner before running the gpu miner, because otherwise it'll become difficult for you to even start the cpu miner). Here is a link to a .reg file, which will set the timeout to 40 seconds - just double click it and it'll add the setting to the registry (it'll ask you if you are sure). Then you should restart your windows and ccminer should work after the restart. If you find it useful don't forget to tip me :) https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci8b3h7oxtvd6dq/TdrDelaySetTo40.reg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci8b3h7oxtvd6dq/TdrDelaySetTo40.reg)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: matrix961 on June 26, 2014, 10:51:29 PM
Strange result.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] 1 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://mro.extremehash.com:7777
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 12200.23 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Pool set diff to 5000
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 2845422.95 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3259881.74 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3474958.52 H/s


Compute 1.3 definitely won't work...

It's making windows to think the driver crashed because it's taking long enough without returning a result (windows default is 2 seconds for the GPU) and that's why windows restarts the driver and ccminer won't work and show you impossible hash rate. I made the timeout 40 seconds on my machine (tried with 10 first - it worked for some time, but then it crashed again). This made my laptop second nvidea card to start happily mining with about 22 H/s. Don't do this if you don't have a second video card, because your PC will become completely unusable while mining (if you are cpu mining on the same machine run the cpu miner before running the gpu miner, because otherwise it'll become difficult for you to even start the cpu miner). Here is a link to a .reg file, which will set the timeout to 40 seconds - just double click it and it'll add the setting to the registry (it'll ask you if you are sure). Then you should restart your windows and ccminer should work after the restart. If you find it useful don't forget to tip me :) https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci8b3h7oxtvd6dq/TdrDelaySetTo40.reg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci8b3h7oxtvd6dq/TdrDelaySetTo40.reg)

Thank you for this. Going with the same OC on my 780 Ti I applied this and now I'm getting 350-360 using 6x120. I can play with the numbers a bit without crashing now. The best I've been able to do is 6x120 with higher hashrates. There is definitely a sweet spot you have to find. Hey it's better than what my i5 was doing for sure now.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on June 26, 2014, 11:32:11 PM
I would like to comment briefly on awarding the bounty since I am responsible for the largest pledge (I think).

From what I have seen, tsiv should receive a bounty payment. I'm not sure he should receive the full amount quite yet. (Though I am also not saying he should not.)

I would like to hear public comments on the following points before reaching a conclusion.

My criteria for awarding the bounty are:

1. Quality. Is the miner 100% reliable, or does it crash or hang?

2. Compatibility. Does the miner support a full range of operating systems, hardware devices (limited to the specified family -- AMD or NV), and drivers? Hardware, operating systems, or drivers which lack some essential features for acceptable performance can be excluded, as can obviously obsolete ones.

3. Open source, maintainability. Is the code provided in a full open source manner, such that others can contribute improvements?  Is it well documented, well organized, and easy to understand?

4. Performance. Does the mine provided competitive performance (i.e. does it make sense to actually use it).

100% perfection on every one of these points is not necessary or practical -- certainly not to receive a partial bounty. These are guidelines for evaluation, not specific requirements.

If there are significant deficiencies in any or all of these areas, then the original developer should have the opportunity to address them in order to qualify for the full bounty. Failing that, others may contribute improvements to claim part of the bounty.

I would like to hear substantive comments from any stakeholders or community members addressing these points.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: xandrino on June 27, 2014, 12:16:48 AM
I would like to comment briefly on awarding the bounty since I am responsible for the largest pledge (I think).

From what I have seen, tsiv should receive a bounty payment. I'm not sure he should receive the full amount quite yet. (Though I am also not saying he should not.)

I would like to hear public comments on the following points before reaching a conclusion.

My criteria for awarding the bounty are:

1. Quality. Is the miner 100% reliable, or does it crash or hang?

2. Compatibility. Does the miner support a full range of operating systems, hardware devices (limited to the specified family -- AMD or NV), and drivers? Hardware, operating systems, or drivers which lack some essential features for acceptable performance can be excluded, as can obviously obsolete ones.

3. Open source, maintainability. Is the code provided in a full open source manner, such that others can contribute improvements?  Is it well documented, well organized, and easy to understand?

4. Performance. Does the mine provided competitive performance (i.e. does it make sense to actually use it).

100% perfection on every one of these points is not necessary or practical -- certainly not to receive a partial bounty. These are guidelines for evaluation, not specific requirements.

If there are significant deficiencies in any or all of these areas, then the original developer should have the opportunity to address them in order to qualify for the full bounty. Failing that, others may contribute improvements to claim part of the bounty.

I would like to hear substantive comments from any stakeholders or community members addressing these points.


Here are my own experiences using Tsiv's ccminer revision (with CN algo support). For reference, I mine using 17 GPUs, all of them gtx750ti of 3 kinds: 1x MSI tf oc gaming, 10x Zotac dual-fan oc, 6x Zotac single-fan oc.

1. Definitely no crashing or hanging in my experience. Since crashing can be a result of overclocking and improper settings, I share mine in hopes to avoid 'crashing' as an obstacle to Tsiv's bounty: I have clocks set via msi afterburner on all 3 rigs / 17 gpus, and use +140 / +317 / 95% power. My os are all w7 x64, 8gb ram or higher.

2. I can only personally attest to w7 x64 os. I have read (in the cudaminer thread on this forum site) that S_tring has made it possible to mine in w8 by specifying switches (-l 6x40) follow this link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=167229.msg7529384#msg7529384
This leaves Linux based OS, OSX (if anybody mines using that os, I just dont know), and older versions of windows.
As for hardware devices, I have strong opinions on this one: the Tsiv miner is intended for Nvidia, and in my opinion the only real nvidia gpu worthy of being used for mining is the GTX 750ti (until more maxwell GPUs come out that are comparable or superior in terms of hash/cost and hash/watt. This said, the newer nvidia gpus do seem to be supported. And I can see a scenario such as this: ask forum members to chime in re compatibility with their specific nvidia GPUs; ask Tsiv to modify his miner to support the missing ones (just the major ones, of course).

3. I am not a coder, so I can't answer this one. I just know some basics that giv me impression in the affirmative: [.a.] the code is essentially a fork of CBuchner & ChrisH's ccminer; [.b.] it is (has been) on github for a long time with many revisions, contributions

4. I get 210-220h/s per gpu x 17gpus = 3.5 kh/s average (conservative), and total wattage of 920w (an over estimate). As the miner app gets revised, expect that it will get more power hungry in order to deliver more hashes. In my experience, the current miner from other algos require 10-15% more power from my rigs, whereas previously, they consume around the same wattage as Tsiv's miner, and delivered around 20-25% less hashes.

To be fair, I believe Tsiv already deserves a substantial portion of the bounty. However it is also practical to withhold a small portion of the bounty for some things people may have overlooked. In the interest of fairness, may I suggest think of it as a warranty period -- if no problems arise in the next 14 days (a lifetime in cryptoland), then Tsiv gets awarded the balance of the bounty.

CHeers! :)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: kbm on June 27, 2014, 01:11:13 AM
I'm offering the 150 xmr pledge by Keyboard-Mash in the OP.


My criteria for awarding the bounty are:

1. Quality. Is the miner 100% reliable, or does it crash or hang?

I have since been able to test it on my little gt 640 thanks to the contribution of the registry file from equipoise, for windows. Before that it blew my drivers immediately. I ran the program successfully for just over 5 hours after that modification, at a rate of 8 whopping hashes/s (it tops out at 32 h/s but I wanted to be able to have better use of the computer. Program did not crash or hang for that time. Address I mined to @ mro.poolto.be =
Code:
45CrXb3EdweAHhH7yGwGZRWNwNHGtmoHYBv1rjASbvWHF5xCfhUTb6VggcQwshsAC8K2kssLR8X4NUBhyp8eBptCKcwFNEn

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2. Compatibility. Does the miner support a full range of operating systems, hardware devices (limited to the specified family -- AMD or NV), and drivers? Hardware, operating systems, or drivers which lack some essential features for acceptable performance can be excluded, as can obviously obsolete ones.

Still testing on multiple OS's, but can confirm does work w/ windows 7 64 bit, and vista 64 bit. I won't be able to test it further than that until after next week, as I will be away from my equipment until then .. but I see that other people have used many OS's and would like to hear from them. I've now seen support down to compute 2.1 levels, using whatever driver was newest/not beta

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4. Performance. Does the miner provide competitive performance (i.e. does it make sense to actually use it).

I can buy a 640 for about the same cost as a haswell pentium (~the same cost if buying on ebay). Both top out around 30 h/s. It seems to be competitive from my situation, and would make sense to mine with the card if I wanted to mine. Have not measured power consumption .. but I don't think anyone in my situation would be overly concerned with that

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100% perfection on every one of these points is not necessary or practical -- certainly not to receive a partial bounty. These are guidelines for evaluation, not specific requirements.

If there are significant deficiencies in any or all of these areas, then the original developer should have the opportunity to address them in order to qualify for the full bounty. Failing that, others may contribute improvements to claim part of the bounty.

I would like to hear substantive comments from any stakeholders or community members addressing these points.

Overall I'm very satisfied with the program, and would gladly release partial/full bounty .. pending a quick answer for why I had to edit the registry to get the program to operate. Equipoise I will send you a few xmr outside of the bounty, thanks a lot for providing it! I would like to hear some more from tsiv.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on June 27, 2014, 05:11:09 AM

I can buy a 640 for about the same cost as a haswell pentium (~the same cost if buying on ebay). Both top out around 30 h/s. It seems to be competitive from my situation, and would make sense to mine with the card if I wanted to mine. Have not measured power consumption .. but I don't think anyone in my situation would be overly concerned with that


Where are you getting the "30 h/s" number for a "haswell pentium?"


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: th00ber on June 27, 2014, 09:11:12 AM
I would like to comment briefly on awarding the bounty since I am responsible for the largest pledge (I think).

From what I have seen, tsiv should receive a bounty payment. I'm not sure he should receive the full amount quite yet. (Though I am also not saying he should not.)

I would like to hear public comments on the following points before reaching a conclusion.

My criteria for awarding the bounty are:

1. Quality. Is the miner 100% reliable, or does it crash or hang?

2. Compatibility. Does the miner support a full range of operating systems, hardware devices (limited to the specified family -- AMD or NV), and drivers? Hardware, operating systems, or drivers which lack some essential features for acceptable performance can be excluded, as can obviously obsolete ones.

3. Open source, maintainability. Is the code provided in a full open source manner, such that others can contribute improvements?  Is it well documented, well organized, and easy to understand?

4. Performance. Does the mine provided competitive performance (i.e. does it make sense to actually use it).

100% perfection on every one of these points is not necessary or practical -- certainly not to receive a partial bounty. These are guidelines for evaluation, not specific requirements.

If there are significant deficiencies in any or all of these areas, then the original developer should have the opportunity to address them in order to qualify for the full bounty. Failing that, others may contribute improvements to claim part of the bounty.

I would like to hear substantive comments from any stakeholders or community members addressing these points.



Running this miner for 24h without troubles on my linux dedicated rig, 12x750ti running @198H/s each.
No troubles, no crash. He deserve this bounty as the first really good Nvidia CryptoNight miner :)
Current estimation is 12.5$/day for me, It's in the top 3 of rentability right now if I check what I use to mine.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: equipoise on June 27, 2014, 01:53:49 PM
Strange result.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] 1 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://mro.extremehash.com:7777
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2014-06-26 15:30:13] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 12200.23 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Pool set diff to 5000
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:14] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 2845422.95 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:30:37] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3259881.74 H/s
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] Stratum detected new block
[2014-06-26 15:31:22] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 285, 3474958.52 H/s


Compute 1.3 definitely won't work...

It's making windows to think the driver crashed because it's taking long enough without returning a result (windows default is 2 seconds for the GPU) and that's why windows restarts the driver and ccminer won't work and show you impossible hash rate. I made the timeout 40 seconds on my machine (tried with 10 first - it worked for some time, but then it crashed again). This made my laptop second nvidea card to start happily mining with about 22 H/s. Don't do this if you don't have a second video card, because your PC will become completely unusable while mining (if you are cpu mining on the same machine run the cpu miner before running the gpu miner, because otherwise it'll become difficult for you to even start the cpu miner). Here is a link to a .reg file, which will set the timeout to 40 seconds - just double click it and it'll add the setting to the registry (it'll ask you if you are sure). Then you should restart your windows and ccminer should work after the restart. If you find it useful don't forget to tip me :) https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci8b3h7oxtvd6dq/TdrDelaySetTo40.reg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci8b3h7oxtvd6dq/TdrDelaySetTo40.reg)

Thank you for this. Going with the same OC on my 780 Ti I applied this and now I'm getting 350-360 using 6x120. I can play with the numbers a bit without crashing now. The best I've been able to do is 6x120 with higher hashrates. There is definitely a sweet spot you have to find. Hey it's better than what my i5 was doing for sure now.
There is something more to be done about the -l MxN.
About the first number M:
"First of all, your thread block size should always be a multiple of 32, because kernels issue instructions in warps (32 threads). For example, if you have a block size of 50 threads, the GPU will still issue commands to 64 threads and you'd just be wasting them."
About the second number N:
You could find it by gradually increasing it until your card stop working (showing impossible hash rate 3474958.52 H/s) and then restart is needed for maximum performance (but not for testing), because without restart my hash rate is felling 2x compared to the same options before the crash.

The "magical numbers" for 650M seems to be -l 128x5

XMR tip: 4AyRmUcxzefB5quumzK3HNE4zmCiGc8vhG6fE1oJpGVyVZF7fvDgSpt3MzgLfQ6Q1719xQhmfkM9Z2u NXgDMqYhjJVmc6KX
Thank you!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: renegadepcsolutions on June 28, 2014, 07:19:00 AM
How fast does it work compared to CPU mining? cost efficiency wise?

If you take into account the actual power draw of a 750ti that doesn't require a PCIe connector from the PSU, then it draws ~70W @ full load.

The average power draw of a CPU @ 4.0GHz (suitable for cryptonight mining) is around 150+W.


Now... cost-wise... upgrade CPU/MB... ~$400+. ~200 H/s... total.
Power Consumption: 100+W


Buy 2 750ti cards... ~$300   ~205-210 H/s EACH
Power Consumption: ~140W


My Xeon X3460 @ 4.0GHz is drawing around 140W at full load right now, and I'm only getting ~180 H/s out of it.

I'm going to get a couple of 750ti cards, and then I'm going to say deuces to the 7870 cards (and toss them into my gaming rig, with twin Kraken G10 setups. :P)

Performance per watt for a 750ti - 3 H/s per Watt
Performance per watt for my Xeon - 1.29 H/s per Watt
Performance per watt for a 290X - 1.97 H/s per Watt

So... all in all... I'd rather have 3 H81 Pro BTC rigs running low watt CPU's and 6 750ti cards each.

I might mine a little slower than most... but I'd still be raking it in compared to my power consumption.




Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smoothie on June 28, 2014, 08:27:50 AM
"Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread"

lol

Bounty for open-sourced gpu miner bounties thread?  :D



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: matrix961 on June 29, 2014, 01:58:53 PM
I was finally able to get it working on ubuntu 14.04. I just followed the tutorial below to setup cudaminer then compiled ccminer and it works great now.

Here is the tutorial I found incase anyone else has trouble.
http://d3adbra1n.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/cuda-miner-installation-on-a-fresh-ubuntu-14-04-lts/

I'm still getting the fastest hashes using smaller thread count over many blocks vs more threads over lower block count. It's been very stable tho with no crashing at all as it hashes away.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: tsiv on June 30, 2014, 07:28:42 AM
I promised a bounty for the Nvidia miner even though all my Nvidia cards are in the cupboard  ;D
Post a BTC donation address tsiv so I can send my share (0.2BTC as listed)

Any chance somebody tried the Gtx580 or Gtx680 I have 2 of each which I might slap on a system if worthwhile

I added some donation addresses on the project readme on Github for wallets that I have atm, copy&paste:

BTC: 1JHDKp59t1RhHFXsTw2UQpR3F9BBz3R3cs
DRK: XrHp267JNTVdw5P3dsBpqYfgTpWnzoESPQ
JPC: Jb9hFeBgakCXvM5u27rTZoYR9j13JGmuc2
VTC: VwYsZFPb6KMeWuP4voiS9H1kqxcU9kGbsw
XMR: 42uasNqYPnSaG3TwRtTeVbQ4aRY3n9jY6VXX3mfgerWt4ohDQLVaBPv3cYGKDXasTUVuLvhxetcuS16 ynt85czQ48mbSrWX

I'm offering the 150 xmr pledge by Keyboard-Mash in the OP.

Overall I'm very satisfied with the program, and would gladly release partial/full bounty .. pending a quick answer for why I had to edit the registry to get the program to operate. Equipoise I will send you a few xmr outside of the bounty, thanks a lot for providing it! I would like to hear some more from tsiv.

It is actually explained on the project's front page on Github, I believe :)

The initial release had the entire algorithm stuffed into a single huge CUDA kernel. Having to do the whole slow algorithm in one go had a tendency to take just a bit over 2 seconds per kernel launch, with 2 seconds being the timeout for Windows getting impatient and going "hmmh, I haven't heard from the GPU in 2 seconds. Must've crashed, better reset the driver." The registry tweak works around the problem by increasing the time that Windows allows the GPU to be "unresponsive" aka stuck running a CUDA kernel.

This has been addressed in later releases, mainly by splitting the single huge kernel into smaller pieces and making parts of the hash faster. The slowest part is still quite slow, taking roughly 1.4 seconds with launch config 8x60 on a 750 Ti but it should stay well within the default 2 second window.

There is something more to be done about the -l MxN.
About the first number M:
"First of all, your thread block size should always be a multiple of 32, because kernels issue instructions in warps (32 threads). For example, if you have a block size of 50 threads, the GPU will still issue commands to 64 threads and you'd just be wasting them."
About the second number N:
You could find it by gradually increasing it until your card stop working (showing impossible hash rate 3474958.52 H/s) and then restart is needed for maximum performance (but not for testing), because without restart my hash rate is felling 2x compared to the same options before the crash.

The "magical numbers" for 650M seems to be -l 128x5

I realize the 8x60 or 8x40 make absolutely no sense, they're something I ran into while trying out different values. The reasonable values would be based on the number of SMM/SMX on the GPU and 32 or 64 threads per block would make a lot of sense. I can't tell exactly why performance takes a dive if you try 64x5 for example, it should be a very good value to start at. Might have something to do with the huge amount of random global memory access in the second major loop of the algo, trying to do more work in parallel bottlenecks at the memory access?

Good news is that I've since modified 2 of the 3 main loops to use 8 parallel threads per hash as opposed to the original 1 thread per hash. So essentially 8x60 leads to running 64 threads per block for those two loops. Still working on the last loops, it does seem a fair bit harder to make it more parallel.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: equipoise on June 30, 2014, 07:34:04 AM
^Any windows pre-compiled binaries for the new version I could try?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: tsiv on June 30, 2014, 07:46:16 AM
^Any windows pre-compiled binaries for the new version I could try?

Here's a crazy idea: try checking the project on Github :P

https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight/releases


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: equipoise on June 30, 2014, 11:24:53 AM
^Any windows pre-compiled binaries for the new version I could try?

Here's a crazy idea: try checking the project on Github :P

https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight/releases
Cool. Thank you :). I checked it few days ago for a release folder, but it seems I missed the '4 releases' button above.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Quicken on June 30, 2014, 02:21:51 PM
I'm trying to use the pre-compiled ccminer-cryptonight_20140630_r2 ccminer on Windows 8.1 with a GTX750ti and seem to be having some problems getting results.

I am pointing the miner at minexmr as indicated on their website:
http://minexmr.com/
with a batch file as follows:
C:\monero\ccminer-cryptonight_20140630_r2\ccminer.exe -t 1 -d gtx750ti -o stratum+tcp://pool.minexmr.com:7777 -u <address> -p x

At launch, I get a series of results like:
GPU #0: GeForce GTX 750 Ti, using 40 blocks of 8 threads
Pool set diff to 15000
GPU #0: GeForce GTX 750 Ti, 93.81 H/s
then a popup says display driver stopped responding and has recovered. After that I see results with crazy high numbers of hashes like this:
GPU #0: GeForce GTX 750 Ti, 163611988.12 H/s
interspersed with
'stratum detected new block'
but no accepted results within a half hour check period.

I also tried downloading the previous release, but switching to that one makes the cmd.exe pop up and vanish immediately on my system (Windows 8.1, Driver 337.88). The GTX750ti is not attached to a display output.

Any help appreciated. Not sure what's going wrong.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: yellowduck2 on June 30, 2014, 03:20:18 PM
I promised a bounty for the Nvidia miner even though all my Nvidia cards are in the cupboard&amp;nbsp; ;D
Post a BTC donation address tsiv so I can send my share (0.2BTC as listed)

Any chance somebody tried the Gtx580 or Gtx680 I have 2 of each which I might slap on a system if worthwhile

I added some donation addresses on the project readme on Github for wallets that I have atm, copy&amp;amp;paste:

BTC: 1JHDKp59t1RhHFXsTw2UQpR3F9BBz3R3cs
DRK: XrHp267JNTVdw5P3dsBpqYfgTpWnzoESPQ
JPC: Jb9hFeBgakCXvM5u27rTZoYR9j13JGmuc2
VTC: VwYsZFPb6KMeWuP4voiS9H1kqxcU9kGbsw
XMR: 42uasNqYPnSaG3TwRtTeVbQ4aRY3n9jY6VXX3mfgerWt4ohDQLVaBPv3cYGKDXasTUVuLvhxetcuS16 ynt85czQ48mbSrWX

I'm offering the 150 xmr pledge by Keyboard-Mash in the OP.

Overall I'm very satisfied with the program, and would gladly release partial/full bounty .. pending a quick answer for why I had to edit the registry to get the program to operate. Equipoise I will send you a few xmr outside of the bounty, thanks a lot for providing it! I would like to hear some more from tsiv.

It is actually explained on the project's front page on Github, I believe :)

The initial release had the entire algorithm stuffed into a single huge CUDA kernel. Having to do the whole slow algorithm in one go had a tendency to take just a bit over 2 seconds per kernel launch, with 2 seconds being the timeout for Windows getting impatient and going "hmmh, I haven't heard from the GPU in 2 seconds. Must've crashed, better reset the driver." The registry tweak works around the problem by increasing the time that Windows allows the GPU to be "unresponsive" aka stuck running a CUDA kernel.

This has been addressed in later releases, mainly by splitting the single huge kernel into smaller pieces and making parts of the hash faster. The slowest part is still quite slow, taking roughly 1.4 seconds with launch config 8x60 on a 750 Ti but it should stay well within the default 2 second window.

There is something more to be done about the -l MxN.
About the first number M:
"First of all, your thread block size should always be a multiple of 32, because kernels issue instructions in warps (32 threads). For example, if you have a block size of 50 threads, the GPU will still issue commands to 64 threads and you'd just be wasting them."
About the second number N:
You could find it by gradually increasing it until your card stop working (showing impossible hash rate 3474958.52 H/s) and then restart is needed for maximum performance (but not for testing), because without restart my hash rate is felling 2x compared to the same options before the crash.

The "magical numbers" for 650M seems to be -l 128x5

I realize the 8x60 or 8x40 make absolutely no sense, they're something I ran into while trying out different values. The reasonable values would be based on the number of SMM/SMX on the GPU and 32 or 64 threads per block would make a lot of sense. I can't tell exactly why performance takes a dive if you try 64x5 for example, it should be a very good value to start at. Might have something to do with the huge amount of random global memory access in the second major loop of the algo, trying to do more work in parallel bottlenecks at the memory access?

Good news is that I've since modified 2 of the 3 main loops to use 8 parallel threads per hash as opposed to the original 1 thread per hash. So essentially 8x60 leads to running 64 threads per block for those two loops. Still working on the last loops, it does seem a fair bit harder to make it more parallel.

For wins 8.1 750ti , 8x60 will crash the driver. Lower setting 6x40 works but it affect performance. Anyway to fix that ?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: tsiv on June 30, 2014, 03:30:36 PM
I'm trying to use the pre-compiled ccminer-cryptonight_20140630_r2 ccminer on Windows 8.1 with a GTX750ti and seem to be having some problems getting results.

I am pointing the miner at minexmr as indicated on their website:
http://minexmr.com/
with a batch file as follows:
C:\monero\ccminer-cryptonight_20140630_r2\ccminer.exe -t 1 -d gtx750ti -o stratum+tcp://pool.minexmr.com:7777 -u <address> -p x

At launch, I get a series of results like:
GPU #0: GeForce GTX 750 Ti, using 40 blocks of 8 threads
Pool set diff to 15000
GPU #0: GeForce GTX 750 Ti, 93.81 H/s
then a popup says display driver stopped responding and has recovered. After that I see results with crazy high numbers of hashes like this:
GPU #0: GeForce GTX 750 Ti, 163611988.12 H/s
interspersed with
'stratum detected new block'
but no accepted results within a half hour check period.

I also tried downloading the previous release, but switching to that one makes the cmd.exe pop up and vanish immediately on my system (Windows 8.1, Driver 337.88). The GTX750ti is not attached to a display output.

Any help appreciated. Not sure what's going wrong.

Pretty sure it's still a TDR issue, the biggest part of the cryptonight core get still run as a single launch and it just might take that 2 seconds and Windows with default TDR delay considers the GPU stuck and does a driver reset. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=656841.msg7529269#msg7529269 for a workaround. I plan on looking at splitting the work down, at quick glance it looks like it could be run piece by piece. Will probably hurt performance a bit, have to save and reload the encryption keys on every kernel launch and launches themselves have some overhead. My thought was to make it a cmd line option, allowing the user to decide how much (or if) they want to split it up. Maybe add a few microseconds of sleep between the launches, stop the display freezing for 1+ seconds at a time and make the computer at least semi-usable.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Quicken on June 30, 2014, 04:06:06 PM
I tried the TDR delay reg edit on my rig, and it now seems to be running stably at 45-50 H/s (40*8), 750 ti, diff 15000. I just got my first accepted after about 10 mins so it seems to be working, thanks. Is the hash rate a bit low though?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: matrix961 on June 30, 2014, 05:30:18 PM
I tried the TDR delay reg edit on my rig, and it now seems to be running stably at 45-50 H/s (40*8), 750 ti, diff 15000. I just got my first accepted after about 10 mins so it seems to be working, thanks. Is the hash rate a bit low though?

What do you have in your command line for the "-l" parameter?

If you don't specify the parameter it should be 8x40 by default. The 750 Ti should be hashing in the 200's I believe.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: aminorex on June 30, 2014, 06:28:01 PM
Is there a pre-existing XMR bounty wallet for the ATI miner?

If not, perhaps HardwarePal could make one, publish the view key?  I don't want to hold it, just send to it.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: kbm on June 30, 2014, 07:33:32 PM
Is there a pre-existing XMR bounty wallet for the ATI miner?

If not, perhaps HardwarePal could make one, publish the view key?  I don't want to hold it, just send to it.

I think smooth was collecting, but if HardwarePal is hiring someone directly then that would probably be okay, so long as the view key is published. Maybe we should check with smooth to see if he's collected anything? It doesn't seem like anyones working on this bounty besides HardwarePal, so my part of the ATI bounty still stands to be claimed by what's being worked on (150 XMR - Keyboard-Mash), and it looks like Tsiv will be claiming the Nvidia miner bounty. Tsiv can you please provide an XMR address and viewkey here?



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: TooDumbForBitcoin on June 30, 2014, 08:02:45 PM
I'm confused by the title of this thread.

Is the bounty for the miner, or is the bounty for providing a bounty for the miner?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: HardwarePal on June 30, 2014, 09:40:41 PM
Due to all the talk about Claymores Closed Source 5% Gpu Miner, I have paid Wolf to release his OpenCL for the Gpu miner on github and have some of the opensource community contribute and himself aswell.

The initial idea was to pay him 10BTC to do the project and release a working miner. I have changed plans due to Wolf being tired + pool owners wanting to cut Claymores 5% which could cause other bigger problems.

I paid him a total of 3BTC to release the code. He will be updating on the main Monero thread in a few hours.

Link from Wolf0: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=671784.0


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: HardwarePal on June 30, 2014, 10:05:07 PM
I promised a bounty for the Nvidia miner even though all my Nvidia cards are in the cupboard  ;D
Post a BTC donation address tsiv so I can send my share (0.2BTC as listed)

Any chance somebody tried the Gtx580 or Gtx680 I have 2 of each which I might slap on a system if worthwhile
Tsiv donations and updates

Sent my promised 0.2BTC now  (0.20133330 to be exact)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: equipoise on July 01, 2014, 08:01:51 AM
I promised a bounty for the Nvidia miner even though all my Nvidia cards are in the cupboard&amp;nbsp; ;D
Post a BTC donation address tsiv so I can send my share (0.2BTC as listed)

Any chance somebody tried the Gtx580 or Gtx680 I have 2 of each which I might slap on a system if worthwhile

I added some donation addresses on the project readme on Github for wallets that I have atm, copy&amp;amp;paste:

BTC: 1JHDKp59t1RhHFXsTw2UQpR3F9BBz3R3cs
DRK: XrHp267JNTVdw5P3dsBpqYfgTpWnzoESPQ
JPC: Jb9hFeBgakCXvM5u27rTZoYR9j13JGmuc2
VTC: VwYsZFPb6KMeWuP4voiS9H1kqxcU9kGbsw
XMR: 42uasNqYPnSaG3TwRtTeVbQ4aRY3n9jY6VXX3mfgerWt4ohDQLVaBPv3cYGKDXasTUVuLvhxetcuS16 ynt85czQ48mbSrWX

I'm offering the 150 xmr pledge by Keyboard-Mash in the OP.

Overall I'm very satisfied with the program, and would gladly release partial/full bounty .. pending a quick answer for why I had to edit the registry to get the program to operate. Equipoise I will send you a few xmr outside of the bounty, thanks a lot for providing it! I would like to hear some more from tsiv.

It is actually explained on the project's front page on Github, I believe :)

The initial release had the entire algorithm stuffed into a single huge CUDA kernel. Having to do the whole slow algorithm in one go had a tendency to take just a bit over 2 seconds per kernel launch, with 2 seconds being the timeout for Windows getting impatient and going "hmmh, I haven't heard from the GPU in 2 seconds. Must've crashed, better reset the driver." The registry tweak works around the problem by increasing the time that Windows allows the GPU to be "unresponsive" aka stuck running a CUDA kernel.

This has been addressed in later releases, mainly by splitting the single huge kernel into smaller pieces and making parts of the hash faster. The slowest part is still quite slow, taking roughly 1.4 seconds with launch config 8x60 on a 750 Ti but it should stay well within the default 2 second window.

There is something more to be done about the -l MxN.
About the first number M:
"First of all, your thread block size should always be a multiple of 32, because kernels issue instructions in warps (32 threads). For example, if you have a block size of 50 threads, the GPU will still issue commands to 64 threads and you'd just be wasting them."
About the second number N:
You could find it by gradually increasing it until your card stop working (showing impossible hash rate 3474958.52 H/s) and then restart is needed for maximum performance (but not for testing), because without restart my hash rate is felling 2x compared to the same options before the crash.

The "magical numbers" for 650M seems to be -l 128x5

I realize the 8x60 or 8x40 make absolutely no sense, they're something I ran into while trying out different values. The reasonable values would be based on the number of SMM/SMX on the GPU and 32 or 64 threads per block would make a lot of sense. I can't tell exactly why performance takes a dive if you try 64x5 for example, it should be a very good value to start at. Might have something to do with the huge amount of random global memory access in the second major loop of the algo, trying to do more work in parallel bottlenecks at the memory access?

Good news is that I've since modified 2 of the 3 main loops to use 8 parallel threads per hash as opposed to the original 1 thread per hash. So essentially 8x60 leads to running 64 threads per block for those two loops. Still working on the last loops, it does seem a fair bit harder to make it more parallel.

For wins 8.1 750ti , 8x60 will crash the driver. Lower setting 6x40 works but it affect performance. Anyway to fix that ?

Quote
It's making windows to think the driver crashed because it's taking long enough without returning a result (windows default is 2 seconds for the GPU) and that's why windows restarts the driver and ccminer won't work and show you impossible hash rate. I made the timeout 40 seconds on my machine (tried with 10 first - it worked for some time, but then it crashed again). This made my laptop second nvidea card to start happily mining with about 22 H/s. Don't do this if you don't have a second video card, because your PC will become completely unusable while mining (if you are cpu mining on the same machine run the cpu miner before running the gpu miner, because otherwise it'll become difficult for you to even start the cpu miner). Here is a link to a .reg file, which will set the timeout to 40 seconds - just double click it and it'll add the setting to the registry (it'll ask you if you are sure). Then you should restart your windows and ccminer should work after the restart. If you find it useful don't forget to tip me Smiley https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci8b3h7oxtvd6dq/TdrDelaySetTo40.reg

There is something more to be done about the -l MxN.
About the first number M:
"First of all, your thread block size should always be a multiple of 32, because kernels issue instructions in warps (32 threads). For example, if you have a block size of 50 threads, the GPU will still issue commands to 64 threads and you'd just be wasting them."
About the second number N:
You could find it by gradually increasing it until your card stop working (showing impossible hash rate 3474958.52 H/s) and then restart is needed for maximum performance (but not for testing), because without restart my hash rate is felling 2x compared to the same options before the crash.

The "magical numbers" for 650M seems to be -l 128x5

XMR tip: 4AyRmUcxzefB5quumzK3HNE4zmCiGc8vhG6fE1oJpGVyVZF7fvDgSpt3MzgLfQ6Q1719xQhmfkM9Z2u NXgDMqYhjJVmc6KX
Thank you!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: superresistant on July 01, 2014, 08:04:23 AM
Due to all the talk about Claymores Closed Source 5% Gpu Miner, I have paid Wolf to release his OpenCL for the Gpu miner on github and have some of the opensource community contribute and himself aswell.
The initial idea was to pay him 10BTC to do the project and release a working miner. I have changed plans due to Wolf being tired + pool owners wanting to cut Claymores 5% which could cause other bigger problems.
I paid him a total of 3BTC to release the code. He will be updating on the main Monero thread in a few hours.
Link from Wolf0: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=671784.0

Oh it's you Africanos lol ?

Let's do this miner !


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Quicken on July 01, 2014, 09:13:31 AM
I tried the TDR delay reg edit on my rig, and it now seems to be running stably at 45-50 H/s (40*8), 750 ti, diff 15000. I just got my first accepted after about 10 mins so it seems to be working, thanks. Is the hash rate a bit low though?

What do you have in your command line for the "-l" parameter?

If you don't specify the parameter it should be 8x40 by default. The 750 Ti should be hashing in the 200's I believe.

No command line "-l". Default 40x8. Tried 80x8 and 40x16, but they were worse. Surely Windows can't be nerfing the GPU so badly?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: hero18688 on July 01, 2014, 10:35:02 AM
I can't run tsiv's ccminer under win8.1.Driver crash everytime I start ccminer.Any solution?
http://i.imgur.com/csCbTnE.png


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: superresistant on July 01, 2014, 10:36:48 AM
I can't run tsiv's ccminer under win8.1.Driver crash everytime I start ccminer.Any solution?

The NVIDIA drivers will "time out" and give you a crash message. This is Windows basically detecting that the drivers haven't responded properly for a while, and so it stops them and of course your mining quits as well. You can usually get around this via a registry edit, but in some cases even that may not work all the time so be prepared to fiddle around a bit. The registry hack is easy enough:

    Run "regedit.exe" from the Start Menu.
    Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers"
    Right-click on the right panel and create a new 32-bit DWORD value.
    Name the key "TdrDelay" and assign it a value of anywhere from 10 to 30 (decimal -- 0A to 1E hex).
    Reboot and you should be set.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Quicken on July 01, 2014, 10:52:03 AM
No command line "-l". Default 40x8. Tried 80x8 and 40x16, but they were worse. Surely Windows can't be nerfing the GPU so badly?

Update. I read a post here:
http://www.holynerdvana.com/2014/07/mining-cryptonote-coins-with-nvidia.html
and started playing around with the -l switch. On Windows 8.1 this makes a massive difference. With 750 ti, switching to -l 8x32 boosts performance to the expected 200+ H/s. Night and day difference. Other settings may improve that further, but that's a reasonable starter for 8.1 miners.
Edit: best combo so far found: -l 8x30 for 260 H/s.
Cheers, Q


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: dqy007 on July 01, 2014, 01:44:08 PM
my N card: GPU #0: FATAL: failed to allocate device memory for long state,why?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: hero18688 on July 02, 2014, 10:59:47 AM
 Has anybody successfully connected to minergate's pool?
tsiv's ccminer crash when it saids pool set diff 444.

http://i.imgur.com/NaNW8ZS.png



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Kablam on July 03, 2014, 05:57:34 PM
i suggest all the people who have problems with ccminer-cryptnight post a issue on the github repo


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: knightcoin on July 04, 2014, 09:21:54 AM
http://i58.tinypic.com/k2bxoy.jpg


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: aminorex on July 05, 2014, 01:16:43 AM
Amazing spot pricing on AWS g2 instances right now, $0.077/hr.  I think one is good for about 200hps with tsiv.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on July 05, 2014, 03:00:50 AM
I tried, but it says "Maximum Spot Instance Count Exceeded" and fails to launch the instance.
 ???


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: tsiv on July 05, 2014, 08:46:11 AM
Is there a pre-existing XMR bounty wallet for the ATI miner?

If not, perhaps HardwarePal could make one, publish the view key?  I don't want to hold it, just send to it.

I think smooth was collecting, but if HardwarePal is hiring someone directly then that would probably be okay, so long as the view key is published. Maybe we should check with smooth to see if he's collected anything? It doesn't seem like anyones working on this bounty besides HardwarePal, so my part of the ATI bounty still stands to be claimed by what's being worked on (150 XMR - Keyboard-Mash), and it looks like Tsiv will be claiming the Nvidia miner bounty. Tsiv can you please provide an XMR address and viewkey here?


I have a an XMR address up on the Github project  page, no viewkey though. If you need one I guess I can always create a new wallet for it, seeing as I can't figure out how to get the viewkey for an existing wallet. Apparently it is only shown once on wallet creation and if you ignored it (I did, didn't even know such a thing existed) you're out of luck? Another curve ball by the XMR wallet, they just keep coming :)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: tsiv on July 05, 2014, 08:48:04 AM
I promised a bounty for the Nvidia miner even though all my Nvidia cards are in the cupboard  ;D
Post a BTC donation address tsiv so I can send my share (0.2BTC as listed)

Any chance somebody tried the Gtx580 or Gtx680 I have 2 of each which I might slap on a system if worthwhile
Tsiv donations and updates

Sent my promised 0.2BTC now  (0.20133330 to be exact)

Thaaank you, sir, received and much appreciated.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: tsiv on July 05, 2014, 08:50:04 AM
And a crosspost from the CudaMiner/ccMiner thread:

Aaand I'm back. Had to focus a bit on shit I've been neglecting lately, including but not limited to my actual job and sleep  ;D

Say bye to (most of) the lag on Windows if you're willing to take a slight hit in performance. Basically I'm now splitting the heaviest part of the Cryptonight core into smaller batches with a little sleep between launching the batches. The default is still no splitting and no sleeping on Linux, on Windows it gets split into 64 batches with 100 microseconds sleep between the batches. Both values can be set on the command line per-device. I'm running it as I type this and while there is still noticeable lag, it's not too bad. The performance hit is pretty negligible on the defaults, something like 5 H/s. Well, on my system anyway.

Latest win32 binary at https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight/releases/tag/v0.14 and source at https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight as you might expect.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on July 07, 2014, 09:17:02 AM
Is there a pre-existing XMR bounty wallet for the ATI miner?

If not, perhaps HardwarePal could make one, publish the view key?  I don't want to hold it, just send to it.

I think smooth was collecting, but if HardwarePal is hiring someone directly then that would probably be okay, so long as the view key is published. Maybe we should check with smooth to see if he's collected anything? It doesn't seem like anyones working on this bounty besides HardwarePal, so my part of the ATI bounty still stands to be claimed by what's being worked on (150 XMR - Keyboard-Mash), and it looks like Tsiv will be claiming the Nvidia miner bounty. Tsiv can you please provide an XMR address and viewkey here?

I did not collect anything for this bounty. I collected for the pool bounty (already awarded) and GUI bounty (not yet awarded).

I did personally pledge toward both the ATI and nv bounties. As far as I'm concerned tsiv has earned the nv bounty and it should be paid once someone steps forward to manage the process (I can do it but not for the next week or so) or unless someone has a counterargument.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: statdude on July 07, 2014, 07:00:21 PM
Is there a pre-existing XMR bounty wallet for the ATI miner?

If not, perhaps HardwarePal could make one, publish the view key?  I don't want to hold it, just send to it.

I think smooth was collecting, but if HardwarePal is hiring someone directly then that would probably be okay, so long as the view key is published. Maybe we should check with smooth to see if he's collected anything? It doesn't seem like anyones working on this bounty besides HardwarePal, so my part of the ATI bounty still stands to be claimed by what's being worked on (150 XMR - Keyboard-Mash), and it looks like Tsiv will be claiming the Nvidia miner bounty. Tsiv can you please provide an XMR address and viewkey here?

I did not collect anything for this bounty. I collected for the pool bounty (already awarded) and GUI bounty (not yet awarded).

I did personally pledge toward both the ATI and nv bounties. As far as I'm concerned tsiv has earned the nv bounty and it should be paid once someone steps forward to manage the process (I can do it but not for the next week or so) or unless someone has a counterargument.



Where exactly is an official thread with detail and setup/manual etc. for a GUI miner? Also shouldn't the miner work on all NV cards?  ???


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on July 08, 2014, 09:44:43 PM
Is there a pre-existing XMR bounty wallet for the ATI miner?

If not, perhaps HardwarePal could make one, publish the view key?  I don't want to hold it, just send to it.

I think smooth was collecting, but if HardwarePal is hiring someone directly then that would probably be okay, so long as the view key is published. Maybe we should check with smooth to see if he's collected anything? It doesn't seem like anyones working on this bounty besides HardwarePal, so my part of the ATI bounty still stands to be claimed by what's being worked on (150 XMR - Keyboard-Mash), and it looks like Tsiv will be claiming the Nvidia miner bounty. Tsiv can you please provide an XMR address and viewkey here?

I did not collect anything for this bounty. I collected for the pool bounty (already awarded) and GUI bounty (not yet awarded).

I did personally pledge toward both the ATI and nv bounties. As far as I'm concerned tsiv has earned the nv bounty and it should be paid once someone steps forward to manage the process (I can do it but not for the next week or so) or unless someone has a counterargument.



Where exactly is an official thread with detail and setup/manual etc. for a GUI miner? Also shouldn't the miner work on all NV cards?  ???

All cards? I'd say no. A good range if widely available cards is good enough.

As for the official thread with instructions etc. good question.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on July 17, 2014, 03:43:03 AM
Since I'm quite bored right now, I think I'll let another fun piece of code go.

Code:
// tsiv
__constant__ uint8_t d_sub_byte[16][16];

const uint8_t sub_byte[16][16] = {
    { 0x63, 0x7c, 0x77, 0x7b, 0xf2, 0x6b, 0x6f, 0xc5, 0x30, 0x01, 0x67, 0x2b, 0xfe, 0xd7, 0xab, 0x76 },
    { 0xca, 0x82, 0xc9, 0x7d, 0xfa, 0x59, 0x47, 0xf0, 0xad, 0xd4, 0xa2, 0xaf, 0x9c, 0xa4, 0x72, 0xc0 },
    { 0xb7, 0xfd, 0x93, 0x26, 0x36, 0x3f, 0xf7, 0xcc, 0x34, 0xa5, 0xe5, 0xf1, 0x71, 0xd8, 0x31, 0x15 },
    { 0x04, 0xc7, 0x23, 0xc3, 0x18, 0x96, 0x05, 0x9a, 0x07, 0x12, 0x80, 0xe2, 0xeb, 0x27, 0xb2, 0x75 },
    { 0x09, 0x83, 0x2c, 0x1a, 0x1b, 0x6e, 0x5a, 0xa0, 0x52, 0x3b, 0xd6, 0xb3, 0x29, 0xe3, 0x2f, 0x84 },
    { 0x53, 0xd1, 0x00, 0xed, 0x20, 0xfc, 0xb1, 0x5b, 0x6a, 0xcb, 0xbe, 0x39, 0x4a, 0x4c, 0x58, 0xcf },
    { 0xd0, 0xef, 0xaa, 0xfb, 0x43, 0x4d, 0x33, 0x85, 0x45, 0xf9, 0x02, 0x7f, 0x50, 0x3c, 0x9f, 0xa8 },
    { 0x51, 0xa3, 0x40, 0x8f, 0x92, 0x9d, 0x38, 0xf5, 0xbc, 0xb6, 0xda, 0x21, 0x10, 0xff, 0xf3, 0xd2 },
    { 0xcd, 0x0c, 0x13, 0xec, 0x5f, 0x97, 0x44, 0x17, 0xc4, 0xa7, 0x7e, 0x3d, 0x64, 0x5d, 0x19, 0x73 },
    { 0x60, 0x81, 0x4f, 0xdc, 0x22, 0x2a, 0x90, 0x88, 0x46, 0xee, 0xb8, 0x14, 0xde, 0x5e, 0x0b, 0xdb },
    { 0xe0, 0x32, 0x3a, 0x0a, 0x49, 0x06, 0x24, 0x5c, 0xc2, 0xd3, 0xac, 0x62, 0x91, 0x95, 0xe4, 0x79 },
    { 0xe7, 0xc8, 0x37, 0x6d, 0x8d, 0xd5, 0x4e, 0xa9, 0x6c, 0x56, 0xf4, 0xea, 0x65, 0x7a, 0xae, 0x08 },
    { 0xba, 0x78, 0x25, 0x2e, 0x1c, 0xa6, 0xb4, 0xc6, 0xe8, 0xdd, 0x74, 0x1f, 0x4b, 0xbd, 0x8b, 0x8a },
    { 0x70, 0x3e, 0xb5, 0x66, 0x48, 0x03, 0xf6, 0x0e, 0x61, 0x35, 0x57, 0xb9, 0x86, 0xc1, 0x1d, 0x9e },
    { 0xe1, 0xf8, 0x98, 0x11, 0x69, 0xd9, 0x8e, 0x94, 0x9b, 0x1e, 0x87, 0xe9, 0xce, 0x55, 0x28, 0xdf },
    { 0x8c, 0xa1, 0x89, 0x0d, 0xbf, 0xe6, 0x42, 0x68, 0x41, 0x99, 0x2d, 0x0f, 0xb0, 0x54, 0xbb, 0x16 }
};

__device__ __forceinline__ void cryptonight_aes_set_key( uint32_t *key, const uint32_t *data )
{
    int i, j;
    const int key_base = 8;
    uint8_t temp[4];
    const uint32_t aes_gf[] = { 0x01, 0x02, 0x04, 0x08, 0x10, 0x20, 0x40, 0x80, 0x1b, 0x36 };
   
    MEMSET4(key, 0, 40);
    MEMCPY4(key, data, 8);

for( i = key_base; i < 40; i++ ) {

*(uint32_t *)temp = key[i - 1];

if( i % key_base == 0 ) {

            *(uint32_t *)temp = ROTR32(*(uint32_t *)temp, 8);

for( j = 0; j < 4; j++ )
                temp[j] = d_sub_byte[(temp[j] >> 4) & 0x0f][temp[j] & 0x0f];

*(uint32_t *)temp ^= aes_gf[i / key_base - 1];
}
else if( i % key_base == 4 )
            for( j = 0; j < 4; j++ )
                temp[j] = d_sub_byte[(temp[j] >> 4) & 0x0f][temp[j] & 0x0f];

        key[i] = key[(i - key_base)] ^ *(uint32_t *)temp;
}
}

// Wolf
__device__ __constant__ uint8_t d_sbox[256];

const uint8_t sbox[256] =
{
0x63, 0x7c, 0x77, 0x7b, 0xf2, 0x6b, 0x6f, 0xc5, 0x30, 0x01, 0x67, 0x2b, 0xfe, 0xd7, 0xab, 0x76,
0xca, 0x82, 0xc9, 0x7d, 0xfa, 0x59, 0x47, 0xf0, 0xad, 0xd4, 0xa2, 0xaf, 0x9c, 0xa4, 0x72, 0xc0,
0xb7, 0xfd, 0x93, 0x26, 0x36, 0x3f, 0xf7, 0xcc, 0x34, 0xa5, 0xe5, 0xf1, 0x71, 0xd8, 0x31, 0x15,
0x04, 0xc7, 0x23, 0xc3, 0x18, 0x96, 0x05, 0x9a, 0x07, 0x12, 0x80, 0xe2, 0xeb, 0x27, 0xb2, 0x75,
0x09, 0x83, 0x2c, 0x1a, 0x1b, 0x6e, 0x5a, 0xa0, 0x52, 0x3b, 0xd6, 0xb3, 0x29, 0xe3, 0x2f, 0x84,
0x53, 0xd1, 0x00, 0xed, 0x20, 0xfc, 0xb1, 0x5b, 0x6a, 0xcb, 0xbe, 0x39, 0x4a, 0x4c, 0x58, 0xcf,
0xd0, 0xef, 0xaa, 0xfb, 0x43, 0x4d, 0x33, 0x85, 0x45, 0xf9, 0x02, 0x7f, 0x50, 0x3c, 0x9f, 0xa8,
0x51, 0xa3, 0x40, 0x8f, 0x92, 0x9d, 0x38, 0xf5, 0xbc, 0xb6, 0xda, 0x21, 0x10, 0xff, 0xf3, 0xd2,
0xcd, 0x0c, 0x13, 0xec, 0x5f, 0x97, 0x44, 0x17, 0xc4, 0xa7, 0x7e, 0x3d, 0x64, 0x5d, 0x19, 0x73,
0x60, 0x81, 0x4f, 0xdc, 0x22, 0x2a, 0x90, 0x88, 0x46, 0xee, 0xb8, 0x14, 0xde, 0x5e, 0x0b, 0xdb,
0xe0, 0x32, 0x3a, 0x0a, 0x49, 0x06, 0x24, 0x5c, 0xc2, 0xd3, 0xac, 0x62, 0x91, 0x95, 0xe4, 0x79,
0xe7, 0xc8, 0x37, 0x6d, 0x8d, 0xd5, 0x4e, 0xa9, 0x6c, 0x56, 0xf4, 0xea, 0x65, 0x7a, 0xae, 0x08,
0xba, 0x78, 0x25, 0x2e, 0x1c, 0xa6, 0xb4, 0xc6, 0xe8, 0xdd, 0x74, 0x1f, 0x4b, 0xbd, 0x8b, 0x8a,
0x70, 0x3e, 0xb5, 0x66, 0x48, 0x03, 0xf6, 0x0e, 0x61, 0x35, 0x57, 0xb9, 0x86, 0xc1, 0x1d, 0x9e,
0xe1, 0xf8, 0x98, 0x11, 0x69, 0xd9, 0x8e, 0x94, 0x9b, 0x1e, 0x87, 0xe9, 0xce, 0x55, 0x28, 0xdf,
0x8c, 0xa1, 0x89, 0x0d, 0xbf, 0xe6, 0x42, 0x68, 0x41, 0x99, 0x2d, 0x0f, 0xb0, 0x54, 0xbb, 0x16
};

__device__ __forceinline__ void cryptonight_aes_set_key(uint8_t * __restrict__ SharedSBox, uint32_t * __restrict__ Key, const uint32_t * __restrict__ Data)
{
uint32_t i;
uint8_t rcon[16] = { 0x8d, 0x01, 0x02, 0x04, 0x08, 0x10, 0x20, 0x40, 0x80, 0x1b, 0x36, 0x6c, 0xd8, 0xab, 0x4d, 0x9a };

for(i = 0; i < 8; ++i) Key[i] = Data[i];

for(; i < 40; ++i)
{
uint32_t temp = Key[i - 1];
uint8_t *temp2;

// Modulus is slow - and i mod 8 == i & 7
if(!(i & 7))
{
temp = (temp >> 8) | (temp << 24);
temp2 = (uint8_t *)&temp;

temp2[0] = SharedSBox[temp2[0]];
temp2[1] = SharedSBox[temp2[1]];
temp2[2] = SharedSBox[temp2[2]];
temp2[3] = SharedSBox[temp2[3]];
temp2[0] ^= rcon[i >> 3];
}
else if((i & 7) == 4)
{
temp2 = (uint8_t *)&temp;
temp2[0] = SharedSBox[temp2[0]];
temp2[1] = SharedSBox[temp2[1]];
temp2[2] = SharedSBox[temp2[2]];
temp2[3] = SharedSBox[temp2[3]];
}

Key[i] = Key[i - 8] ^ temp;
}
}

No ouch slow divides or modulus operations or useless memset calls. Uses an SBox in shared memory, but it can easily be modified to use one on the device (which is actually how I had it earlier, that's what the unused d_sbox is for). Also, no unconditionally executed inner loop, either - if you have a dword to XOR, then XOR a dword, not 4 bytes one at a time. Also makes use of restricted pointers, not sure if they help, but hey, it might, and I may as well since I don't alias any of those pointers. Also, IMO, it's one hell of a lot more readable.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on July 17, 2014, 09:28:55 AM
I'm planning to go ahead and send my 300 XMR pledge to tsiv for his nv miner. If anyone has any reason why I should not do this (for example, critical pieces of code or documentation are incomplete or missing) then please speak up now. I haven't been following the development that closely so I don't know the details beyond that he seems to have delivered a genuinely useful miner.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on July 17, 2014, 11:40:31 AM
I'm planning to go ahead and send my 300 XMR pledge to tsiv for his nv miner. If anyone has any reason why I should not do this (for example, critical pieces of code or documentation are incomplete or missing) then please speak up now. I haven't been following the development that closely so I don't know the details beyond that he seems to have delivered a genuinely useful miner.



There's no critical piece of code or docs missing as far as I know - I think there's a bug making it impossible to use all of your GPU's memory, though, or even over half of it.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: monero-extended on July 17, 2014, 08:20:54 PM
As of today I'll be considering the bounty for the Nvidia GPU miner to be fulfilled by Tsiv. It seems as if it's in widespread use and there are few problems. Thank you very much for your effort!

Tsiv: The bounty addresses below will be used. It seems that the BTC part (.2 BTC) has already been paid by HardwarePal.

XMR: 42uasNqYPnSaG3TwRtTeVbQ4aRY3n9jY6VXX3mfgerWt4ohDQLVaBPv3cYGKDXasTUVuLvhxetcuS16 ynt85czQ48mbSrWX
BTC: 1JHDKp59t1RhHFXsTw2UQpR3F9BBz3R3cs


There will be no collection, and everyone who has pledged should just send to those addresses and then post the tx info here if you'd like.

-updated by kbm


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: kbm on July 17, 2014, 08:47:22 PM
As of today I'll be considering the bounty for the Nvidia GPU miner to be fulfilled by Tsiv. It seems as if it's in widespread use and there are few problems. Thank you very much for your effort!

Tsiv: The bounty addresses below will be used. It seems that the BTC part (.2 BTC) has already been paid by HardwarePal.

XMR: 42uasNqYPnSaG3TwRtTeVbQ4aRY3n9jY6VXX3mfgerWt4ohDQLVaBPv3cYGKDXasTUVuLvhxetcuS16 ynt85czQ48mbSrWX
BTC: 1JHDKp59t1RhHFXsTw2UQpR3F9BBz3R3cs


There will be no collection, and everyone who has pledged should just send to those addresses and then post the tx info here if you'd like.

-updated by kbm

Sent 150 XMR to address above:

Money successfully sent, transaction <b384ac73e18ca53e63c1e677967496316764a3f88a5de87f553acb730ea6a8bb>


equipoise: sent you a couple xmr outside the bounty for that reg file, thanks!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on July 17, 2014, 08:59:36 PM
Tsiv: The bounty addresses below will be used. It seems that the BTC part (.2 BTC) has already been paid by HardwarePal.

XMR: 42uasNqYPnSaG3TwRtTeVbQ4aRY3n9jY6VXX3mfgerWt4ohDQLVaBPv3cYGKDXasTUVuLvhxetcuS16 ynt85czQ48mbSrWX

Sent 300

Code:
[wallet]: transfer 19 42uasNqYPnSaG3TwRtTeVbQ4aRY3n9jY6VXX3mfgerWt4ohDQLVaBPv3cYGKDXasTUVuLvhxetcuS16ynt85czQ48mbSrWX 300
Money successfully sent, transaction <f89b150212496d39b8d3b469bfe07ce6520023ea31041c893a0803a9d7dda290>


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: matthewh3 on July 17, 2014, 11:32:47 PM
Why isn't the donation addressees in the OP?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: tsiv on July 23, 2014, 05:37:34 AM
As of today I'll be considering the bounty for the Nvidia GPU miner to be fulfilled by Tsiv. It seems as if it's in widespread use and there are few problems. Thank you very much for your effort!

Tsiv: The bounty addresses below will be used. It seems that the BTC part (.2 BTC) has already been paid by HardwarePal.

XMR: 42uasNqYPnSaG3TwRtTeVbQ4aRY3n9jY6VXX3mfgerWt4ohDQLVaBPv3cYGKDXasTUVuLvhxetcuS16 ynt85czQ48mbSrWX
BTC: 1JHDKp59t1RhHFXsTw2UQpR3F9BBz3R3cs


There will be no collection, and everyone who has pledged should just send to those addresses and then post the tx info here if you'd like.

-updated by kbm

Just popping in to confirm having received the BTC part from HardwarePal a while back and the 150 and 300 XMR from kbm and smooth respectively. Cheers, gents.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on July 23, 2014, 05:50:30 AM
Why isn't the donation addressees in the OP?

There has been no collection done for this bounty. Everything so far has been done by pledges on the honor system, with payments directly to the eventual winner.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: cinnamon_carter on July 29, 2014, 06:53:56 AM


I am starting to take a serious look at this algo but that cannot happen until the playing field is level.

If the guy who made the miner kept it a secret and just mined , like other things with other coins have gone down in the past he would have been better off but he wants a piece of everyone's action.

Developers deserve compensation for thier work , but equal to what they develop.

The rest is for the community.

I would urge those who have gpu miners to make the code open source for the good of all.

I think the fame you will get and respect and potential for future work will far outweigh your current strategy.

Please consider this.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on July 29, 2014, 09:37:12 AM


I am starting to take a serious look at this algo but that cannot happen until the playing field is level.

If the guy who made the miner kept it a secret and just mined , like other things with other coins have gone down in the past he would have been better off but he wants a piece of everyone's action.

Developers deserve compensation for thier work , but equal to what they develop.

The rest is for the community.

I would urge those who have gpu miners to make the code open source for the good of all.

I think the fame you will get and respect and potential for future work will far outweigh your current strategy.

Please consider this.



95% of the community doesn't do shit for you when you release a 2x faster miner. They take their profit and forget about you, almost as if they'd rather be mining at half speed.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Atrides on July 31, 2014, 10:59:08 AM
I have worked on CryptoNight ATI sgminer based on sph-sgminer.

I have already lost more then one week for this full-time job  :-[ , but currently I don't have time for this project.  :-\

Here is repo: https://github.com/Atrides/sgminer-monero

What is done: all except of right cryptonight.cl

Miner works currently via RPCv1, available on test-port 8001 on erebor.dwarfpool.com
I have integrated djm's cpu-miner to compare hash, so, debuggers can see it in logs as "DIFFERENT_HASH" if OpenCL gives wrong hash.

In "cryptonight.cl_withaes_noworking" I have added AES implementation from djm. But with some errors.
"cryptonight.cl" == "cryptonight.cl_withkeccak_noaes" does not have AES therefore bad hashes.

So, if anybody can check and make normal "cryptonight.cl", you can use test port 8001.





Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: cinnamon_carter on August 01, 2014, 01:18:10 AM
thanks, cool , i forked your repo ill check it out probably this weekend should have some time


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on August 04, 2014, 07:56:42 PM
I have worked on CryptoNight ATI sgminer based on sph-sgminer.

I have already lost more then one week for this full-time job  :-[ , but currently I don't have time for this project.  :-\

Here is repo: https://github.com/Atrides/sgminer-monero

What is done: all except of right cryptonight.cl

Miner works currently via RPCv1, available on test-port 8001 on erebor.dwarfpool.com
I have integrated djm's cpu-miner to compare hash, so, debuggers can see it in logs as "DIFFERENT_HASH" if OpenCL gives wrong hash.

In "cryptonight.cl_withaes_noworking" I have added AES implementation from djm. But with some errors.
"cryptonight.cl" == "cryptonight.cl_withkeccak_noaes" does not have AES therefore bad hashes.

So, if anybody can check and make normal "cryptonight.cl", you can use test port 8001.





Awesome, I have a CL file, but no good host! If we put it together, we might get something.

See my repo and code here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=671784.0


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: digicoin on August 06, 2014, 06:46:09 AM
Bump  :)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: runra on August 08, 2014, 11:59:52 AM
set -l ?

nomal is 8x40 i can't run  now i use 6x40 can run on 750ti 220 h/s


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on August 15, 2014, 07:17:22 AM
set -l ?

nomal is 8x40 i can't run  now i use 6x40 can run on 750ti 220 h/s

Known bug - cayars used my code to fix it in nvMiner.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: ret on August 22, 2014, 06:15:49 PM
What is it?
This problem with card?

http://s019.radikal.ru/i639/1408/70/4dce757ddcc5.jpg?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on August 27, 2014, 10:54:33 PM
What is it?
This problem with card?

http://s019.radikal.ru/i639/1408/70/4dce757ddcc5.jpg?

OC'd too high.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: bigj on August 28, 2014, 08:19:22 AM

I got similar off-limit readings using my old GeForce GT 430 card -- even without overclocking.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DES_MX on September 20, 2014, 02:46:34 PM
Anyone settings / updated miner for GTX 980?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on September 20, 2014, 10:56:22 PM
Anyone settings / updated miner for GTX 980?

Send me the card and I will test it out for you.  ;D

Nice GPU.

My lil 750Ti, I use this  8x30

Maybe try that and then try other settings to compare to.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Raystonn on September 20, 2014, 11:38:27 PM
GTX 980 makes GPU mining profitable again.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: malefactor on September 21, 2014, 02:56:06 AM
GTX 980 makes GPU mining profitable again.


How?  It's absurdly expensive, and at first (naive) testing, appears to be similar to the 750ti, plus or minus a bit.  Ok, you save pci-e slots.  That's good.  But the ratios of hash vs power draw are nothing new.. now maybe that changes as developers start really optimizing for the cards.. but I don't think we're going to see massive improvement when the first pass was basically this good.

Maybe there are new silicon features that can be exploited, though..


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DES_MX on September 22, 2014, 09:34:01 PM
Anyone settings / updated miner for GTX 980?

Send me the card and I will test it out for you.  ;D

Nice GPU.

My lil 750Ti, I use this  8x30

Maybe try that and then try other settings to compare to.

No matter what settings i try the card is barely warm with 60c and 30% cooler. Its not used to full. Hash is 530 with 8x128 (best ive gotten)
Tsiv, any ideas? It should get at least 3x 750ti perf @1000hash


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: 5w00p on September 22, 2014, 11:30:46 PM
GTX 970 is probably the better card for mining, for the money.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Liquid71 on September 27, 2014, 07:46:51 PM
https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight/releases/tag/v0.17 (https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight/releases/tag/v0.17)

Tsiv released a new version with compute 5.2 4 days ago. You guys with 970 and 980 cards should check it out and see if it gives you better performance.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: heslo on September 28, 2014, 05:28:10 AM
Running it now, what settings do you guys recommend for a GTX970?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DES_MX on September 29, 2014, 09:36:02 AM
Can't wait to try it out later this evening.
@ Heslo - what kind of settings are you using and what are you getting on your GTX 970?

I was getting 550hash on my GTX 980 (OC) with the old version...


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: heslo on September 29, 2014, 12:51:21 PM
Around the 450h/s on my 970 with the 8x60 flag. Not sure if that's good or not or even the right setting :/


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DES_MX on September 29, 2014, 01:35:38 PM
Around the 450h/s on my 970 with the 8x60 flag. Not sure if that's good or not or even the right setting :/

try 8x128?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: heslo on September 30, 2014, 03:55:25 AM
Getting around the 465-470h/s now


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DES_MX on September 30, 2014, 03:00:04 PM
Getting around the 465-470h/s now

i guess this is not good news then. how hot does your card get under which temperature and how much video ram is being used?

i know that mine wasn't being used to the full (card being barely warm with fan at 30%), so there's definitely some optimizations to make on the miner side.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: heslo on October 02, 2014, 01:06:06 AM
Running around 50 degrees c at 99% GPU load. As for RAM usage, I'll check when I'm home


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DES_MX on October 15, 2014, 06:18:43 PM
I found why the GPU shows such bad performance (one of the reasons).
When running 3D games it enters P0 state (highest performance), when running Miners (CCMiner) it enters P2 state only. Specifically, the core goes to P0 but memory stays at P2, which means the memory never goes past 3000Mhz (6Ghz effective). So you're stuck with +-500hash.

Here's how to fix this:

1. download NVIDIA Inspector 1.9.7.3
2. click overcloicking
3. choose Performance Level[2] - (P2)
4. Click top right corner - Unlock Max
5. Move memory slider to 4000Mhz to start with (stable for me!)
6. Run your normal MSI Afterburner / Precision X and set your OC clocks for CORE
7. Run ccminer and enjoy your new kickass hash... well not really kickass, but I'm getting +-625 hash now. Power usage in MSI afterburner howers between 66-67%, so knowing TDP of 160W the card uses around 105-110W / 625 Hash! Bingo.

You welcome

P.S. This is for the GTX 980 obviously
P.P.S. For whomever is interested - this also makes the card get 7600 Khash in X11 mining without any CCminer tweaks, just 1500core /8000mem settings and +0.075volt


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DenisZabar on December 10, 2014, 08:21:42 PM
Can you please paste here windows bat example?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Quicken on December 11, 2014, 05:15:06 PM
Can you please paste here windows bat example?

For a gtx750ti, donating to the Dev's:

C:\monero\ccminer-cryptonight_20140724\ccminer.exe -t 1 -l 8x30 -d gtx750ti -o stratum+tcp://pool.minexmr.com:7777 -u 46BeWrHpwXmHDpDEUmZBWZfoQpdc6HaERCNmx1pEYL2rAcuwufPN9rXHHtyUA4QVy66qeFQkn6sfK8a HYjA3jk3o1Bv16em -p x


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: myagui on December 11, 2014, 05:24:23 PM
FIFY (otherwise the addy is broken)

Code:
C:\monero\ccminer-cryptonight_20140724\ccminer.exe -t 1 -l 8x30 -d gtx750ti -o stratum+tcp://pool.minexmr.com:7777 -u 46BeWrHpwXmHDpDEUmZBWZfoQpdc6HaERCNmx1pEYL2rAcuwufPN9rXHHtyUA4QVy66qeFQkn6sfK8aHYjA3jk3o1Bv16em -p x


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: DenisZabar on December 11, 2014, 06:29:37 PM
FIFY (otherwise the addy is broken)

Code:
C:\monero\ccminer-cryptonight_20140724\ccminer.exe -t 1 -l 8x30 -d gtx750ti -o stratum+tcp://pool.minexmr.com:7777 -u 46BeWrHpwXmHDpDEUmZBWZfoQpdc6HaERCNmx1pEYL2rAcuwufPN9rXHHtyUA4QVy66qeFQkn6sfK8aHYjA3jk3o1Bv16em -p x

Thanks. I was having problems with that -l  ;D


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: digicoin on December 12, 2014, 01:11:48 PM
No AMD support yet  :'(


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on December 12, 2014, 01:31:06 PM
No AMD support yet  :'(

Nope, only closed source from Claymore: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=638915.0


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on January 03, 2015, 01:22:35 PM
watch


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: G2M on January 03, 2015, 02:15:08 PM
It's been six months.

I feel it's safe to say that there is no interest whatsoever for an open source AMD miner.

The 150 xmr from Keyboard-Mash is no longer available to collect for this bounty.

I will be placing it toward another bounty.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on January 03, 2015, 02:40:09 PM
eh, not at this time..... XMR starts rocketing up, interest will arise


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: zigzagrus on February 24, 2015, 02:52:01 PM
please help me with error- fatal: failed to allocate device memory for long state
ccminer
videocard 8800gt


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on February 24, 2015, 03:00:49 PM
please help me with error- fatal: failed to allocate device memory for long state
ccminer
videocard 8800gt

operating system?

are u using tsivs ccminer?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: zigzagrus on February 24, 2015, 03:08:32 PM
please help me with error- fatal: failed to allocate device memory for long state
ccminer
videocard 8800gt

operating system?

are u using tsivs ccminer?
i try on win 7 64 and win xp
ccminer download from https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight
i replaced my geforce 660gtx which worked well

[2015-02-24 23:27:08] Ignoring algo switch, this program does only cryptonight n
ow.
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] 1 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] GPU #0: GeForce 8800 GT (14 SMX), using 40 blocks of 8 thr
eads
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://qcn.pool.minergate.com:4
5550
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] GPU #0: Warning: block count 40 is not a multiple of SMX c
ount 14.
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] GPU #0: FATAL: failed to allocate device memory for long s
tate

http://shot.qip.ru/00CcJy-6jjb2KxP7/


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on February 24, 2015, 06:09:48 PM
please help me with error- fatal: failed to allocate device memory for long state
ccminer
videocard 8800gt

operating system?

are u using tsivs ccminer?
i try on win 7 64 and win xp
ccminer download from https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight
i replaced my geforce 660gtx which worked well

[2015-02-24 23:27:08] Ignoring algo switch, this program does only cryptonight n
ow.
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] 1 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] GPU #0: GeForce 8800 GT (14 SMX), using 40 blocks of 8 thr
eads
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://qcn.pool.minergate.com:4
5550
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] GPU #0: Warning: block count 40 is not a multiple of SMX c
ount 14.
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] GPU #0: FATAL: failed to allocate device memory for long s
tate

http://shot.qip.ru/00CcJy-6jjb2KxP7/

you probably have to modify some stuff using the autoconfig something or other. its probably in the readme file in that folder.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: chrysophylax on March 03, 2015, 08:47:22 AM
hi all ...

is there a list of pools that have cryptonight algo mining? ...

even if it there are different pools with different coins ...

#crysx


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Nubminer on April 12, 2015, 06:18:09 PM
I found why the GPU shows such bad performance (one of the reasons).
When running 3D games it enters P0 state (highest performance), when running Miners (CCMiner) it enters P2 state only. Specifically, the core goes to P0 but memory stays at P2, which means the memory never goes past 3000Mhz (6Ghz effective). So you're stuck with +-500hash.

Here's how to fix this:

1. download NVIDIA Inspector 1.9.7.3
2. click overcloicking
3. choose Performance Level[2] - (P2)
4. Click top right corner - Unlock Max
5. Move memory slider to 4000Mhz to start with (stable for me!)
6. Run your normal MSI Afterburner / Precision X and set your OC clocks for CORE
7. Run ccminer and enjoy your new kickass hash... well not really kickass, but I'm getting +-625 hash now. Power usage in MSI afterburner howers between 66-67%, so knowing TDP of 160W the card uses around 105-110W / 625 Hash! Bingo.

You welcome

P.S. This is for the GTX 980 obviously
P.P.S. For whomever is interested - this also makes the card get 7600 Khash in X11 mining without any CCminer tweaks, just 1500core /8000mem settings and +0.075volt

I am not getting these results.
running nVidia brand geforce gtx-980
-l 8x112
I tried using Nvidia Inspector and went to Performance Level 2>Unlock Max> move slider to 4000 but when I [Apply Clocks and Voltage] it just auto drops down to default settings... I was able to slowly increase at +20 intervals all the way to 3545 but thats it
also I am running Precisionx with GPU Clock @ +290 (approx 1540Mhz) and Mem Clock at +433

I am bouncing all over the place with my H/s 515 to 178 but mostly in the 430 range


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on April 13, 2015, 09:07:03 PM
Is the 1 BTC + 500 XMR bounty still available for an open source AMD miner?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on April 13, 2015, 10:04:51 PM
Is the 1 BTC + 500 XMR bounty still available for an open source AMD miner?

My pledge is still good. I can't speak for the others and no funds have been collected so it is up to them.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: G2M on April 13, 2015, 10:43:38 PM
Is the 1 BTC + 500 XMR bounty still available for an open source AMD miner?

My pledge is still good. I can't speak for the others and no funds have been collected so it is up to them.


So is mine for 150 xmr, even though I had withdrawn it previously.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Lloydimiller4 on April 13, 2015, 11:49:38 PM
I would throw in 100 XMR for an opensource AMD miner


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Nubminer on April 20, 2015, 11:21:19 PM
what exactly are these settings.

-l, --launch=CONFIG   launch config for the Cryptonight kernel.
                       a comma separated list of values in form of
                       AxB where A is the number of threads to run in
                       each thread block and B is the number of thread
                       blocks to launch. If less values than devices in use
                       are provided, the last value will be used for
                       the remaining devices. If you don't need to vary the
                       value between devices, you can just enter a single
             value and it will be used for all devices.

-f, --diff            Divide difficulty by this factor (std is 1)

I am running an nVIDIA gtx 980
 
looking at the -l I set mine to 8x64 -  I need to set the B value to a whole number divisible by 16 (smx count of 16 for this card)

I have tried 8x128 and I get larger +520h/s but very inconsistent... it will jump all over one will be 540 the next will be 128 ... average it out over a length of time and I would get approx 300+h/s average over 12 hours.


I have tried other combos all with a B value divisible by 16.  and 8x64 gives me about 430h/s average over 12 hours.

What is the -f for exactly i leave it alone for lack of knowing what the point of this setting is.



Here is why I ask..  If I run https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=770064.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=770064.0) and mine X11 algo for Dash.. I get approx 12,000 kh/s average. (setting intensity to 21 and maxing my GPU to approx 1550MHz )   -  my GPU Temp Climbs up and I have it holding at 80C


When I run Cryptonight Algo for XMR on tsiv ccminer I am getting a fair h/s (430 avg) but it does not seem like my GPU is really working that hard..
It does not seem to help or hinder it to overclock the GPU also my temperature never even gets  above 55C - Fans hardly run at all

what am I doing wrong with my settings.. ( besides trying to mine Monero in the first place)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on April 20, 2015, 11:37:37 PM
what exactly are these settings.

-l, --launch=CONFIG   launch config for the Cryptonight kernel.
                       a comma separated list of values in form of
                       AxB where A is the number of threads to run in
                       each thread block and B is the number of thread
                       blocks to launch. If less values than devices in use
                       are provided, the last value will be used for
                       the remaining devices. If you don't need to vary the
                       value between devices, you can just enter a single
             value and it will be used for all devices.

-f, --diff            Divide difficulty by this factor (std is 1)

I am running an nVIDIA gtx 980
 
looking at the -l I set mine to 8x64 -  I need to set the B value to a whole number divisible by 16 (smx count of 16 for this card)

I have tried 8x128 and I get larger +520h/s but very inconsistent... it will jump all over one will be 540 the next will be 128 ... average it out over a length of time and I would get approx 300+h/s average over 12 hours.


I have tried other combos all with a B value divisible by 16.  and 8x64 gives me about 430h/s average over 12 hours.

What is the -f for exactly i leave it alone for lack of knowing what the point of this setting is.



Here is why I ask..  If I run https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=770064.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=770064.0) and mine X11 algo for Dash.. I get approx 12,000 kh/s average. (setting intensity to 21 and maxing my GPU to approx 1550MHz )   -  my GPU Temp Climbs up and I have it holding at 80C


When I run Cryptonight Algo for XMR on tsiv ccminer I am getting a fair h/s (430 avg) but it does not seem like my GPU is really working that hard..
It does not seem to help or hinder it to overclock the GPU also my temperature never even gets  above 55C - Fans hardly run at all

what am I doing wrong with my settings.. ( besides trying to mine Monero in the first place)


Expecting CryptoNight to run your GPU hard is what you're doing wrong.

EDIT: Do NOT use -f. It will fuck your share diff calculation.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Nubminer on April 20, 2015, 11:47:43 PM
well I guess that is the case... its just not hard on my GPU...

I am looking for a coin to mine that i can make some cash on .. I have two 980 cards and one 970 and I am finding that monero or even bytecoin makes more money per day than dash or quark

I am not looking to break the bank.. but I have these cards at my disposal and never turn off my computers at work anyway.. so might as well make some money on the side.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: chrysophylax on April 21, 2015, 01:00:47 AM
well I guess that is the case... its just not hard on my GPU...

I am looking for a coin to mine that i can make some cash on .. I have two 980 cards and one 970 and I am finding that monero or even bytecoin makes more money per day than dash or quark

I am not looking to break the bank.. but I have these cards at my disposal and never turn off my computers at work anyway.. so might as well make some money on the side.


get your hands on sp's ccminer fork - and mine quark on nicehash / westhash or yaamp ...

seriously - it is one of the highest paying algos at the moment - and those cards will hammer pretty hard ...

here ...

1.5.45(sp-MOD) is available here: (18-april-2015)

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer/releases/tag/1.5.45

The sourcecode is available here:

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer

hope this works out for you ...

#crysx


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Nubminer on April 21, 2015, 02:37:06 AM
well I guess that is the case... its just not hard on my GPU...

I am looking for a coin to mine that i can make some cash on .. I have two 980 cards and one 970 and I am finding that monero or even bytecoin makes more money per day than dash or quark

I am not looking to break the bank.. but I have these cards at my disposal and never turn off my computers at work anyway.. so might as well make some money on the side.


get your hands on sp's ccminer fork - and mine quark on nicehash / westhash or yaamp ...

seriously - it is one of the highest paying algos at the moment - and those cards will hammer pretty hard ...

here ...

1.5.45(sp-MOD) is available here: (18-april-2015)

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer/releases/tag/1.5.45

The sourcecode is available here:

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer

hope this works out for you ...

#crysx

I tried one of the cards on quark @ coinmine.pl
running for 10 minutes and already #1 in statistics... lol
but still the math is not there... according to the statistics.. it will only generate .0003 btc per day
thats about 6 cents

same card running XMR will get approx .0015 btc or .36 cents..

am I at the wrong pool ?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on April 21, 2015, 02:44:10 AM
well I guess that is the case... its just not hard on my GPU...

I am looking for a coin to mine that i can make some cash on .. I have two 980 cards and one 970 and I am finding that monero or even bytecoin makes more money per day than dash or quark

I am not looking to break the bank.. but I have these cards at my disposal and never turn off my computers at work anyway.. so might as well make some money on the side.


get your hands on sp's ccminer fork - and mine quark on nicehash / westhash or yaamp ...

seriously - it is one of the highest paying algos at the moment - and those cards will hammer pretty hard ...

here ...

1.5.45(sp-MOD) is available here: (18-april-2015)

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer/releases/tag/1.5.45

The sourcecode is available here:

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer

hope this works out for you ...

#crysx

I tried one of the cards on quark @ coinmine.pl
running for 10 minutes and already #1 in statistics... lol
but still the math is not there... according to the statistics.. it will only generate .0003 btc per day
thats about 6 cents

same card running XMR will get approx .0015 btc or .36 cents..

am I at the wrong pool ?

Run the numbers on X11.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Nubminer on April 21, 2015, 02:49:53 AM
well I guess that is the case... its just not hard on my GPU...

I am looking for a coin to mine that i can make some cash on .. I have two 980 cards and one 970 and I am finding that monero or even bytecoin makes more money per day than dash or quark

I am not looking to break the bank.. but I have these cards at my disposal and never turn off my computers at work anyway.. so might as well make some money on the side.


get your hands on sp's ccminer fork - and mine quark on nicehash / westhash or yaamp ...

seriously - it is one of the highest paying algos at the moment - and those cards will hammer pretty hard ...

here ...

1.5.45(sp-MOD) is available here: (18-april-2015)

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer/releases/tag/1.5.45

The sourcecode is available here:

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer

hope this works out for you ...

#crysx

I tried one of the cards on quark @ coinmine.pl
running for 10 minutes and already #1 in statistics... lol
but still the math is not there... according to the statistics.. it will only generate .0003 btc per day
thats about 6 cents

same card running XMR will get approx .0015 btc or .36 cents..

am I at the wrong pool ?

Run the numbers on X11.

actually did try this this weekend ran  on x11/Dash at miningpoolhub and I think it was about the same 7 cents for 24 hours on one of the cards (after conversion and fees and donations ) was getting 10,000 to 12,000 kh/s


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: chrysophylax on April 21, 2015, 03:15:20 AM
well I guess that is the case... its just not hard on my GPU...

I am looking for a coin to mine that i can make some cash on .. I have two 980 cards and one 970 and I am finding that monero or even bytecoin makes more money per day than dash or quark

I am not looking to break the bank.. but I have these cards at my disposal and never turn off my computers at work anyway.. so might as well make some money on the side.


get your hands on sp's ccminer fork - and mine quark on nicehash / westhash or yaamp ...

seriously - it is one of the highest paying algos at the moment - and those cards will hammer pretty hard ...

here ...

1.5.45(sp-MOD) is available here: (18-april-2015)

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer/releases/tag/1.5.45

The sourcecode is available here:

https://github.com/sp-hash/ccminer

hope this works out for you ...

#crysx

I tried one of the cards on quark @ coinmine.pl
running for 10 minutes and already #1 in statistics... lol
but still the math is not there... according to the statistics.. it will only generate .0003 btc per day
thats about 6 cents

same card running XMR will get approx .0015 btc or .36 cents..

am I at the wrong pool ?

Run the numbers on X11.

actually did try this this weekend ran  on x11/Dash at miningpoolhub and I think it was about the same 7 cents for 24 hours on one of the cards (after conversion and fees and donations ) was getting 10,000 to 12,000 kh/s

we run on westhash ( or nicehash - but westhash is the closer server to us ) or yaamp ...

currently on westhash running - https://www.westhash.com/?p=miners&a=12&addr=15umzHXF8NzXA4FywmeFbrDHgL8WcPs3wx - if you want to have a look so far ...

3/4 of the farm running nvidia mining quark ( sp ccminer ) and the 1/4 amd x11 mining elsewhere ( using wolf's bins ) ...

im not too sure how you would individually cost this - but each card is running at approx 5450KH ...

we dont look at the pricing so much - just the hashrates - as pricing fluctuates way too much ( and you make lots of btc or a little - but you ALWAYS make btc ) - whereas the hashrate is all about maximizing it for the mining experience thus maximizing the coin production ...

we found that using ccminer ( private cryptonight miner code from sp AND tsiv ) runs really well - but does not seem to be as productive in the long term ( this test run was doen quite a while back when tsiv and sp released their miners ) ...

this is why we reverted back to x11 mainly ( and because 'our' coin is x11 based - granitecoin ) ...

im not sure how long you have been mining for - but you will find due to the price fluctuations - at any given moment in time ANY algo from ANY of those lists CAN be the most productive ...

so when your comparison of xmr and 'others' right this minute may be true - it may not be in future ... as was the case for us ...

due to this - we went with what we knew originally - x11 - and made the best of it while we could ... mining various coins and trading accordingly ... except for these last few days due to the quark testing on westhash ;) ...

#crysx


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Nubminer on April 25, 2015, 02:04:07 PM
please help me with error- fatal: failed to allocate device memory for long state
ccminer
videocard 8800gt

operating system?

are u using tsivs ccminer?
i try on win 7 64 and win xp
ccminer download from https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight
i replaced my geforce 660gtx which worked well

[2015-02-24 23:27:08] Ignoring algo switch, this program does only cryptonight n
ow.
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] 1 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] GPU #0: GeForce 8800 GT (14 SMX), using 40 blocks of 8 thr
eads
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://qcn.pool.minergate.com:4
5550
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] GPU #0: Warning: block count 40 is not a multiple of SMX c
ount 14.
[2015-02-24 23:27:08] GPU #0: FATAL: failed to allocate device memory for long s
tate

http://shot.qip.ru/00CcJy-6jjb2KxP7/


I notice a couple problems... One the Geforce 8800 Gt has 512Mb of memory so to start we need to adjust your hash per thread ratio. the default count of 8x40 is 640Mb worth so lets lower it to a number your card likes..
Also the SMX factor is 14 for that card, so I think your second number has to be divisible by 14

add -l 7x28 to your startup batch file or configuration. (that is a small L not a number 1 or a letter i )

Another problem or oversight.. not sure which...  your address is incorrect.. if you want to mine QCN you need to go to port 45570 not 45550

also just go ahead and omit the -a cryptonight since it is redundant if you are using the cryptonight only miner software


example: ccminer -l 7x28 -o stratum+tcp://qcn.pool.minergate.com:45570 -u yourmail.address.com -p x

I hope this helps


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Nubminer on May 09, 2015, 06:01:05 PM
have a couple of old 560 ti cards but when I try and run them for x11 using ccminer release 45 here is what I get

[2015-05-09 11:52:29] NVAPI GPU monitoring enabled.
[2015-05-09 11:52:29] 1 miner thread started, using 'x11' algorithm.
[2015-05-09 11:52:29] Binding thread 0 to cpu 0 (mask 1)
[2015-05-09 11:52:29] Stratum difficulty set to 0.003906
[2015-05-09 11:52:30] stratum.westhash.com:3336 x11 block 1973
Cuda error in func 'x11_simd512_cpu_init' at line 641 : invalid texture referenc
e.

if I run ccminer - tsiv on xmr I get

[2015-05-09 11:57:57] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 200.82 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:57:58] accepted: 9/9 (100.00%), 200.82 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:58:06] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 216.61 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:58:06] accepted: 10/10 (100.00%), 216.61 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:58:08] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 133.82 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:58:08] accepted: 11/11 (100.00%), 133.82 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:58:28] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 224.86 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:58:49] accepted: 12/12 (100.00%), 224.86 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:59:02] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 228.59 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:59:02] accepted: 13/13 (100.00%), 228.59 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:59:12] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 231.29 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:59:12] accepted: 14/14 (100.00%), 231.29 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:59:29] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 227.32 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:59:32] accepted: 15/15 (100.00%), 227.32 H/s (yay!!!)

any suggestions to get this card working for x11


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on May 09, 2015, 06:13:23 PM
have a couple of old 560 ti cards but when I try and run them for x11 using ccminer release 45 here is what I get

[2015-05-09 11:52:29] NVAPI GPU monitoring enabled.
[2015-05-09 11:52:29] 1 miner thread started, using 'x11' algorithm.
[2015-05-09 11:52:29] Binding thread 0 to cpu 0 (mask 1)
[2015-05-09 11:52:29] Stratum difficulty set to 0.003906
[2015-05-09 11:52:30] stratum.westhash.com:3336 x11 block 1973
Cuda error in func 'x11_simd512_cpu_init' at line 641 : invalid texture referenc
e.

if I run ccminer - tsiv on xmr I get

[2015-05-09 11:57:57] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 200.82 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:57:58] accepted: 9/9 (100.00%), 200.82 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:58:06] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 216.61 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:58:06] accepted: 10/10 (100.00%), 216.61 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:58:08] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 133.82 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:58:08] accepted: 11/11 (100.00%), 133.82 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:58:28] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 224.86 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:58:49] accepted: 12/12 (100.00%), 224.86 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:59:02] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 228.59 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:59:02] accepted: 13/13 (100.00%), 228.59 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:59:12] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 231.29 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:59:12] accepted: 14/14 (100.00%), 231.29 H/s (yay!!!)
[2015-05-09 11:59:29] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 227.32 H/s
[2015-05-09 11:59:32] accepted: 15/15 (100.00%), 227.32 H/s (yay!!!)

any suggestions to get this card working for x11


wrong thread. monero is cryptonight.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Nubminer on May 09, 2015, 06:19:39 PM

I am not asking about monero..


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on May 09, 2015, 06:41:18 PM

I am not asking about monero..

You weren't asking about Crptonight either, so wrong thread.

Quote
Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on July 02, 2015, 02:04:46 PM
Putting together a bounty again for open source mining software.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=653467.700;topicseen

GingerAle: 200
Jwinterm: 35
Chocolatebar: 2000
owlcatz: some yet to be determined amount
Lloydmiller4: 500 - 1000

The full bounty is for 2X hashrate increase on existing hardware. Proportional bounties can be obtained for successive increases in hashrate. So, 10% increase in hashrate gets 10% of the bounty.

Discussion about the bounty will now occur on this thread. I need to dig through and see who still has active bounties up from this thread.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: owlcatz on July 02, 2015, 02:08:12 PM
Putting together a bounty again for open source mining software.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=653467.700;topicseen

GingerAle: 200
Jwinterm: 35
Chocolatebar: 2000
owlcatz: some yet to be determined amount
Lloydmiller4: 500 - 1000

The full bounty is for 2X hashrate increase on existing hardware. Proportional bounties can be obtained for successive increases in hashrate. So, 10% increase in hashrate gets 10% of the bounty.

Discussion about the bounty will now occur on this thread. I need to dig through and see who still has active bounties up from this thread.

Sorry, put me down for 200 xmr for now, probably more later. Thanks! ;)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on July 02, 2015, 02:11:08 PM
Putting together a bounty again for open source mining software.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=653467.700;topicseen

GingerAle: 200
Jwinterm: 35
Chocolatebar: 2000
owlcatz: some yet to be determined amount
Lloydmiller4: 500 - 1000

The full bounty is for 2X hashrate increase on existing hardware. Proportional bounties can be obtained for successive increases in hashrate. So, 10% increase in hashrate gets 10% of the bounty.

Discussion about the bounty will now occur on this thread. I need to dig through and see who still has active bounties up from this thread.

Sorry, put me down for 200 xmr for now, probably more later. Thanks! ;)

Thanks for full quoting. For others, full quoting of these numbers is encouraged. Its a blockchain! Ah what the hell, lets make it a real blockchain.

GingerAle: 200
Jwinterm: 35
Chocolatebar: 2000
owlcatz: 200
Lloydmiller4: 500 - 1000

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SHA256 hash of entire post above my ---'s
8850d50e434fbf759ad7e3632b7470965b1bd7e4a9660ee2a2aec2db79eb758b



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on July 02, 2015, 02:15:48 PM
crap, need to find a better SHA256 website or something. My quick googling lead me to crap apparently, because im getting different hashes from different websites. Some remove whitespace or line breaks or something. Anyone got a good one? Overkill. But fun!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on July 02, 2015, 10:04:12 PM
According to the OP, these bounties were pledged for an open sourced AMD miner

-Keyboard-Mash: 150 XMR
-HardwarePal: 1 BTC
-Smooth: 300 XMR
-othe: 50 XMR

according to
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=656841.msg11079019#msg11079019

Smooth's 300 is still active

G2M put up one for 150

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=656841.msg11079351#msg11079351


So total recent monero put up for SOME kind of bounty.

*Smooth: 300
*G2M: 150
GingerAle: 200
Jwinterm: 35
Chocolatebar: 2000
owlcatz: 200
Lloydmiller4: 500 - 1000

though the asterisked ones were for the original open source AMD bounty, not necessarily a miner with 2X hashrate.

So 3885 is the total up for something. Anything. To happen in this space.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on July 03, 2015, 01:28:52 AM
According to the OP, these bounties were pledged for an open sourced AMD miner

-Keyboard-Mash: 150 XMR
-HardwarePal: 1 BTC
-Smooth: 300 XMR
-othe: 50 XMR

according to
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=656841.msg11079019#msg11079019

Smooth's 300 is still active

G2M put up one for 150

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=656841.msg11079351#msg11079351


So total recent monero put up for SOME kind of bounty.

*Smooth: 300
*G2M: 150
GingerAle: 200
Jwinterm: 35
Chocolatebar: 2000
owlcatz: 200
Lloydmiller4: 500 - 1000

though the asterisked ones were for the original open source AMD bounty, not necessarily a miner with 2X hashrate.

So 3885 is the total up for something. Anything. To happen in this space.

Yes I am happy to pay out 300 toward an open sourced AMD miner.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on July 03, 2015, 02:47:50 AM
smooth, how about any open source miner that increases hashrate?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: sp_ on July 03, 2015, 07:28:48 AM
My private cryptonight kernal is around 10% faster on windows(windows executable). It can be yours for a 0.2 BTC donation. Then you also get my private spreadcoin miner with sourcecode (linux compatible).. (8.75-10% faster)

NVIDIA (ccminer)

https://ip.bitcointalk.org/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fi61.tinypic.com%2F2i1z3lu.png&t=553&c=tcdryElNvyorhQ


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on July 05, 2015, 03:50:15 AM
According to the OP, these bounties were pledged for an open sourced AMD miner

-Keyboard-Mash: 150 XMR
-HardwarePal: 1 BTC
-Smooth: 300 XMR
-othe: 50 XMR

according to
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=656841.msg11079019#msg11079019

Smooth's 300 is still active

G2M put up one for 150

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=656841.msg11079351#msg11079351


So total recent monero put up for SOME kind of bounty.

*Smooth: 300
*G2M: 150
GingerAle: 200
Jwinterm: 35
Chocolatebar: 2000
owlcatz: 200
Lloydmiller4: 500 - 1000

though the asterisked ones were for the original open source AMD bounty, not necessarily a miner with 2X hashrate.

So 3885 is the total up for something. Anything. To happen in this space.

I wanted to add that, at some point, I proposed that 10% of this bounty (or some percent, agreed upon by participants) should be donated to Core development.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: G2M on July 05, 2015, 04:04:29 AM
And just abt the time I was abt 2 say damn xmr u jus dun got it going on.

Newayz I got about 300 now if be crazy gentlemen wanna let it out in2 theoen.

300 lets go letsv go


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on July 05, 2015, 08:05:37 AM
smooth, how about any open source miner that increases hashrate?

I'd give a little to a significant open source boost to the hash rate of nv but supporting the other major platform at all seems more significant to me.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: ajiekceu4 on July 05, 2015, 03:09:01 PM
Hello All. I am ready to pay 2 BTC (1000 XMR) for open sourced AMD miner with equal to Claymore CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.3 performance.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on July 05, 2015, 04:02:58 PM
Hello All. I am ready to pay 2 BTC (1000 XMR) for open sourced AMD miner with equal to Claymore CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.3 performance.

Equal to Claymore's probably isn't an easy feat... if you lowered the threshold a bit, you might find some takers.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: chrysophylax on July 05, 2015, 04:08:30 PM
Hello All. I am ready to pay 2 BTC (1000 XMR) for open sourced AMD miner with equal to Claymore CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.3 performance.

Equal to Claymore's probably isn't an easy feat... if you lowered the threshold a bit, you might find some takers.

or increased the bounty? ...

:) ...

#crysx


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on July 05, 2015, 04:13:13 PM
Hello All. I am ready to pay 2 BTC (1000 XMR) for open sourced AMD miner with equal to Claymore CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.3 performance.

Equal to Claymore's probably isn't an easy feat... if you lowered the threshold a bit, you might find some takers.

or increased the bounty? ...

:) ...

#crysx

This works, too. :P

Personally, I'd be a little more inclined to work on a somewhat easier bounty for somewhat less coin.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: bensam1231 on July 06, 2015, 06:33:30 AM
Hello All. I am ready to pay 2 BTC (1000 XMR) for open sourced AMD miner with equal to Claymore CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.3 performance.

Equal to Claymore's probably isn't an easy feat... if you lowered the threshold a bit, you might find some takers.

or increased the bounty? ...

:) ...

#crysx

This works, too. :P

Personally, I'd be a little more inclined to work on a somewhat easier bounty for somewhat less coin.

Something worth noting, even if you happened to have a equivalent hashrate to Claymore, it still wouldn't be worth mining compared to Neo, Quark, or x11. This is purely for securing the network against botminers unless I'm mistaken. For those of you that care about such things.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: ajiekceu4 on July 06, 2015, 08:51:55 AM
Hello All. I am ready to pay 2 BTC (1000 XMR) for open sourced AMD miner with equal to Claymore CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.3 performance.

Equal to Claymore's probably isn't an easy feat... if you lowered the threshold a bit, you might find some takers.

or increased the bounty? ...

:) ...

#crysx

This works, too. :P

Personally, I'd be a little more inclined to work on a somewhat easier bounty for somewhat less coin.

Something worth noting, even if you happened to have a equivalent hashrate to Claymore, it still wouldn't be worth mining compared to Neo, Quark, or x11. This is purely for securing the network against botminers unless I'm mistaken. For those of you that care about such things.

But if monero price will rise, open sourced nvidia and amd software (with good performance) will be big plus for miners, which can switch from "Neo, Quark, or x11" to mining monero with its hardware (just compile and run or use compiled version). And it will result in overall network hasrate and monero security. Some miners don't use Proprietary soft for some reasons. I think it's better to have open sourced AMD miner than not to have.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: notabeliever on July 20, 2015, 12:16:35 PM
https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight

Fresh out of the oven, don't have any performance data beyond personal testing during development with my GTX 750 Ti rig. Does around 200-220 H/s per card for a 750 Ti, both stratum and http protocols supported for pool mining. Haven't actually tested solo. Compiles and runs both on Linux and Windows pretty much straight out of the box. Linux highly recommeded over Windows. Has issues with massive lag if run on a Windows primary GPU, practically renders the computer unusable due to the hashing kernel grabbing the GPU for 1-2 seconds at a time. Pretty much what happens with every other algorithm, this is just orders of magnitude worse. Looking into breaking the kernel into smaller pieces to hopefully alleviate the problem.

tsiv you rock for developing this...

Am I to understand that the miner will bog a 750Ti desktop? 

I would have to disagree with you that pretty much every other algo bogs the machine if under Windows with primary GPU, as I mine nonstop with my rig, only has 750Ti and I can do anything in windows with no lag, no slowing of the miner (cudaminer or ccminer).  Only exceptions are GPU-intensive apps like 3D gaming.
I don't know if you fixed your problem yet. I have the same setup however in your windows task manager , right click on the ccminer.exe file and wallets to. go to affinity and change from all cpu's to using just one. right click again on ccminer.exe file and select set priority to below normal.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on July 28, 2015, 10:53:20 AM
Okay, so I found a developer willing to work on new open source Nvidia mining software - djm34. His background can be seen here:

https://github.com/djm34

So the goal of the bounty is as follows:

Open source Nvidia mining software that performs better than Tsivs existing software. For the record, here's a screenshot by _sp

http://i.imgur.com/JA9GjJW.png

Granted, these hashrates are for _sp's modified kernals.

djm34 apparently fiddled with tsivs code a little bit and got these numbers:

260H/s 750ti
400H/s 780ti
560H/s 980

The 750 ti usually gets 250 h/s without _sp's mod. If anyone has any other hashrates to post for comparison (780ti and 980), please take screenshots.


--- The financials ----

So, as all Monerians should know by now, the Core team has created the forum funding system, which is an attempt to move away from the conventional bounty system. The primary benefit of this system is the developer can set any milestone and timeline for payouts, and then the funders basically agree or disagree based on whether or not they fund something.

djm34 really wants an advance for his work, and this advance is not compatible with the forum funding system. I tried to convince him that a milestone payment for evidence of effort was equivalent to an advance (except that it was held in escrow by fluffypony), but apparently advances are "industry standard".

Advance: "1000 - 1500 xmr"
Total: 5000 XMR

So, as it stands, we would have to send 1k - 1.5k xmr to djm for him to start to work on the problem. After completion of the task, he would get the remaining bounty.

If anyone is willing to provide this advance, please post.

He said he could complete the task in 3 weeks, and that he didn't want to make any promises, but thinks he can get the cards on par with the AMD counterpart.

so, all details


Advance: "1000 - 1500 xmr"
Total: 5000 XMR
Timeline 3 weeks
Goal nvidia on par with amd counterpart (so around 800 h/s on a 980ti i guess)
Final products open source code on github and compiled binaries for windows and linux


Additional goals (not discussed yet) could be scaleability (the code could work on any future card, at least a maxwell card) and increased usability (getting tsivs to work in linux requires much patience). But these could be pie in the sky for all I know.

I am going to pitch this task for him on the forum funding system, with the "evidence of effort" milestone in place of the advance.

If anyone wants to pony up the advance here, that will work as well.

The rest of the bounty will be done on the forum funding system.

Also, if Wolf0 could chime in here, I think that would really help djm34's case for the advance.

edited once to add final products


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on July 28, 2015, 11:32:09 AM
djm34 really wants an advance for his work, and this advance is not compatible with the forum funding system. I tried to convince him that a milestone payment for evidence of effort was equivalent to an advance (except that it was held in escrow by fluffypony), but apparently advances are "industry standard".

I'll admit to be not that familiar with the funding system, but I don't get how an advance would be not compatible. Can't the first milestone just be something like "statement of readiness to start work"?

Of course it is up to funders whether that is acceptable, which is a different matter.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on July 28, 2015, 11:55:01 AM
djm34 really wants an advance for his work, and this advance is not compatible with the forum funding system. I tried to convince him that a milestone payment for evidence of effort was equivalent to an advance (except that it was held in escrow by fluffypony), but apparently advances are "industry standard".

I'll admit to be not that familiar with the funding system, but I don't get how an advance would be not compatible. Can't the first milestone just be something like "statement of readiness to start work"?

Of course it is up to funders whether that is acceptable, which is a different matter.


true, that would work.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on August 09, 2015, 02:21:09 PM
Okay, with the help of chocolatebar, palaxender, and myagui, these milestones are the current working set:

Primary Milestones:
1) Overall software architecture (1000-1500 XMR):

A) Open source software that is nice, clean, well written and documented code that will be easy to maintain and work on; a pleasure for others to jump in and contribute going forward.

B) Cross-platform compatible. e.g. works on apple, linux, microsoft. Binaries available for all platforms when code is released.

C) Parameters can be completely tuned. The software should be designed so that miners can change every value with a config file to tweak settings for their particular hardware. This will possible extend the useful life of the software.

D) Limited dependencies for compiling, and required dependencies must be available via package managers. 100 xmr will be deducted for each dependency required, max 500.

E) Works on as much available hardware as possible. All Maxwell architecture is a must.

F) Works as a solo miner - is able to communicate directly with the monero wallet software.

2) Mining performance (up to 3500 XMR)

A) Hash rates reach the price point equivalent of Claymore's AMD GPU miner. Currently the highest reported hashrates are 745 h/s for the Sapphire R9 290X, which at the time of writing is a $350 GPU. The NVIDIA pricepoint equivalent is the GTX 970. Existing hashrate of a GTX 970 is ~400 h/s.

The exponential function would be payout = (hashrate increase)^(1/29.3) , which would produce an exponential curve to exactly 3587 XMR for 745 h/s. I don't think this curve is attractive, because a hashrate of +100 would only reward ~11 xmr. + 200 = 113, +300 = 1208,

Okay, I came up with a nice looking curve.

payout = ( 1.2 ^ ((hashrate increase) / 17.7) ) * 100

but hashrate increase >= 50.

so the minimum is 169 XMR

    100 h/s, ~280 XMR

    200, 784 XMR

    250, 1313 XMR

etc. If you can come up with a better curve, please do! My excel skills got boring.

Secondary Milestones

(these will only be funded if the primary milestone funding levels are met)
3) GUI - 200 XMR

A GUI for all available platforms.
4) Longterm support - 1000 XMR (or however much is leftover after primary milestones)

20 XMR for a pull request that results in > 10 % increase in singular hardware (one card)
100 XMR for a pull request that results in > 10% increase in at least 5 cards
100 XMR for adding compatibility with new hardware (e.g., the code didn't work on newly release hardware at all, the pull request makes it work)

This still isn't set in stone. Please provide input.

The rationale for all this is over here:
https://forum.getmonero.org/7/open-tasks/323/open-source-gpu-mining-software-hashrate-increase-fund-bounty-hire-a-dev-whatever

Also, claymore never responded to my question re: how much it would cost to make his miner open source.

edit #1: include solo mining function in first milestone, reworded sentence using tunable so it doesn't get flagged by spellchecker, because apparently tunable isn't a word.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Dufkin on August 15, 2015, 08:11:28 AM
is there actually a reason why the thread disapppeared from the official forum at getmonero.org?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on August 15, 2015, 11:28:57 PM
fluffypony recently was doing some server maintenance


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: VeritasSapere on August 16, 2015, 12:47:26 AM
Could someone please release a compiled version of this miner for Linux. Or point me towards instructions for Linux noobs that explains how to compile this.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on August 16, 2015, 01:27:13 AM
Could someone please release a compiled version of this miner for Linux. Or point me towards instructions for Linux noobs that explains how to compile this.

I assume you're talking about tsivs miner. I've found you have to end up having all of the below nonsense for it to work - probably some library dependency. So I could post my binary, but i've copied binaries from one linux box to another and it didn't work (forget why), so I just ended up following these from start to finish.

step 0: set up your miner box to run headless via SSH. This is the best way. You might be able to pull off using your video card and mining at the same time, but I wouldn't recommend it.

First, install an nvidia driver. I've found 331 works the best for a 750 ti.

http://www.noobslab.com/2014/12/use-nvidia-graphics-drivers-in.html

Then, go through this nightmare to install the CUDA nonsense UP TO THE INSTALL CUDA MINER PART.

https://d3adbra1n.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/cuda-miner-installation-on-a-fresh-ubuntu-14-04-lts/

Tip: when the long ass agreement thing pops up, you can hit ctrl-c to skip straight to typing accept. I didn't know this for a long time and would just put a weight on my down arrow to scroll through the thing. Or whatever the scroll was.

When you get to step 31, do this instead:

git clone git://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight

that'll plop it in /ccminer-cryptonight/

then pick it up from step 35.

A reboot is required to get your video driver working (from my experience)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Dufkin on August 16, 2015, 01:13:30 PM
fluffypony recently was doing some server maintenance

ah ok. Thank you. I was just following the thread in order to get news regarding the new miner :))


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: VeritasSapere on August 16, 2015, 02:43:08 PM
Thank you for the instructions it is much appreciated. :)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: QuantumQrack on August 21, 2015, 04:54:38 PM
This is from the Monero speculation thread, I didn't want to clutter it up any further, and moved it over here.

Quote from: QuantumQrack on Today at 08:51:47 AM
"Speaking of that, what happened to the mining software initiative?  And what happened to the post?"


GingerAle wrote:
"The initiative is still on, as far as I know. djm34 has been working on it, but he's a little discouraged by the ambiguous nature of the first milestone. I've found where he hangs out on freenode, so I'll try to see what the deal is.

Re the post : unfortunately it got lost / misplaced / sacrificed to the gods of the internet. Fluffypony is aware of the anomaly, but its unfortunately low on his priority list right now. In the meantime, I cloned the most final version of the pitch in the bitcointalk mirror of the open source mining software thread... which is... here:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=656841.msg12094899#msg12094899

if anyone can help make milestone #1 any better, that would help. I tried and tried to get djm34 to step up to the plate to detail his own milestones, prices, etc. But he wanted no part in that. So, I had a field day with it. FYI - milestone #1 is meant to replace an outright advance. djm34 wanted an advance for the work, but no one in the community wanted to pony up the 1000 - 1500 xmr. So, milestone #1 is kind of a secured funding regardless of hashrate increase. So djm34 would get something, and the monero infrastructure would get something (a cleaner, rebuilt open source nvidia mining package)

And I speculate bananas."

So, I wanted to reply to this.  To actually get funded and get the project into the funding stage and working stage, the programmer needs to put forth some information on what he will be doing, etc.  I don't think this is unreasonable.  So, my thoughts are that he/she should put forth the effort to edit the current goals/milestones that makes sense to him since he will be doing the work.  Its easy, the basics could probably be edited/written out in an hour or so.  If he is looking for 1500-2000 XMR up front before anything has been done....?  My inclination on that would be no.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on August 26, 2015, 07:30:46 PM
and we're back

https://forum.getmonero.org/7/open-tasks/2355/improved-nvidia-mining-software



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on September 05, 2015, 12:19:04 PM
It's official - the NVIDIA miner software funding thread is up and running

https://forum.getmonero.org/8/funding-required/2355/improved-nvidia-mining-software

if you want to contribute, just head to that page and click on the "contribute" button, you'll get the address and payment id.

alternatively, here is the address:

Code:
45ttEikQEZWN1m7VxaVN9rjQkpSdmpGZ82GwUps66neQ1PqbQMno4wMY8F5jiDt2GoHzCtMwa7PDPJUJYb1GYrMP4CwAwNp

and the payment ID

Code:
017ae987199a49a101758e9e4c69421ea66ad828511e1f76b14c17428f206878

and for your convenience, here's a transfer command with mixin 3 sending 200 xmr for your simplewallet

Code:
transfer 3 45ttEikQEZWN1m7VxaVN9rjQkpSdmpGZ82GwUps66neQ1PqbQMno4wMY8F5jiDt2GoHzCtMwa7PDPJUJYb1GYrMP4CwAwNp 200 017ae987199a49a101758e9e4c69421ea66ad828511e1f76b14c17428f206878


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on September 17, 2015, 02:48:06 AM
Bumping the thread in the hopes of attracting more attention to the NVIDIA software development!

With the new software, we could see an increase in hash rate to push the nvidia hardware on par with claymore's AMD miner. This increased hashrate will help secure the network in general, and it will also take more of the hash away from the botnet / sysadmin operators. It's great these guys are securing the network, but at what cost?

furthermore, part of the arrangement with djm34 is to provide some key software architecture improvements independent of hashrate increase. So even if we don't see an increase in hashrate, we will definitely get the following:

1. the ability to solo mine with nvidia GPU. I'm hoping to test this with embedded GPUs as well. that would be awesome.

2. open source, well documented code so we'll hopefully see more development than we've seen with the existing code.

3. much friendlier software - will not require 50 lines of instructions to compile or get working in windows or linux.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: hashmaster1 on September 18, 2015, 09:50:59 PM
i REALLY LIKE THIS COIN BEEN MINING WITH MY CPU FOR LAST 4 WEEKS


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on September 19, 2015, 01:08:54 AM
i REALLY LIKE THIS COIN BEEN MINING WITH MY CPU FOR LAST 4 WEEKS

right on! pool or solo??


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on October 04, 2015, 06:07:45 AM
https://forum.getmonero.org/7/open-tasks/2400/open-source-amd-miner-by-wolf0

Wolf has taken up working on the AMD open source miner. I know there were bounty amounts for that specific task, so this FFS (forum funding system) thread can be used.

please go there and comment it up so it'll move to "funding required"


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: heslo on October 05, 2015, 12:00:29 PM
https://forum.getmonero.org/7/open-tasks/2400/open-source-amd-miner-by-wolf0

Wolf has taken up working on the AMD open source miner. I know there were bounty amounts for that specific task, so this FFS (forum funding system) thread can be used.

please go there and comment it up so it'll move to "funding required"

I see https://forum.getmonero.org/8/funding-required/2355/improved-nvidia-mining-software is fully funded! Good news! Considering you're the fella organising it, any news that you can share with us?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on October 05, 2015, 12:20:15 PM
https://forum.getmonero.org/7/open-tasks/2400/open-source-amd-miner-by-wolf0

Wolf has taken up working on the AMD open source miner. I know there were bounty amounts for that specific task, so this FFS (forum funding system) thread can be used.

please go there and comment it up so it'll move to "funding required"

I see https://forum.getmonero.org/8/funding-required/2355/improved-nvidia-mining-software is fully funded! Good news! Considering you're the fella organising it, any news that you can share with us?

None. djm34 hasn't really said much, unfortunately. Last thing he mentioned he said he was trying to figure out how to make it a solo miner, so at that point he was focused on milestone #1...


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on October 12, 2015, 05:58:23 PM
The AEON crowd has stepwise instructions to compile Wolf's recent miner in linux.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=641696.msg12668784#msg12668784

obviously, replace the aeon repository with the XMR repository.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on October 12, 2015, 06:01:52 PM
AMD Miner Pledged bounty:

...
-Smooth: 300 XMR

I can't speak for anyone else but my part of the original bounty is still good, so once some people with AMD mining gear have successfuly tested it for regular cryptonight (monero)  I will pay that out to wolf.




Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on October 27, 2015, 08:32:50 AM
https://github.com/wolf9466/wolf-xmr-miner

can anyone determine whether the new version gets over 500 h/s? screenshots pls.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: heslo on October 27, 2015, 08:36:56 AM
https://github.com/wolf9466/wolf-xmr-miner

can anyone determine whether the new version gets over 500 h/s? screenshots pls.

I got all excited thinking this was the nVidia version.... alas I have no AMD cards to try it on.

Any further news from djm34 about his efforts with the nVidia miner?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on October 27, 2015, 08:58:17 AM
https://github.com/wolf9466/wolf-xmr-miner

can anyone determine whether the new version gets over 500 h/s? screenshots pls.

On 290X, at 1100/1500, and also check for pool reconnections, please.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Wolf0 on October 27, 2015, 09:21:47 AM
I did it! Reached the next performance milestone on 290X!

Thread 0 is a 280X at 1150/1500, Thread 1 is a 290X at 1125/1500, Thread 2 is a 290X at 1150/1500, and Thread 3 is a Fury (unlocked to Fury X) at 1100/0500 (NSFW): https://ottrbutt.com/tmp/xmr-improved1.png

Some new info for when I push: Worksize MUST now divide evenly into 256. Recommendation for 280X is 16, for the 290X, I recommend 8 - Fury/Fury X, I seem to have found the best results with a worksize of 128.

Rawintensity should be a multiple of worksize - I've found it butchers my hashrate if it's not; HOWEVER, it's safe to try, so knock yourselves out if you wish.

The rawintensities I used in that screenshot are as follows (in order, from thread 0 to 3): 1336, 1408, 1408, 1376. The worksizes used are what I recommended above, and one thread was used for all. You may not be able to attain these rawintensities, and that's okay.

Related: I need a pool op to work with me - I need them to disconnect me on command so I can figure out how to trigger reconnection.

Oops. See this post.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on November 07, 2015, 05:20:59 AM
News bins from wolf. Please post screenshots.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=583449.msg12907187#msg12907187



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: FrostStick on November 12, 2015, 03:32:03 PM
Watching this shiet!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: sp_ on December 29, 2015, 12:04:59 PM
Private optimized  NVIDIA cryptonight kernal for sale. Only 0.1BTC

10% faster. (windows exe)

If I get 2BTC I could work on it some more and release the sourcecode.
I think 20% faster is possible


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on December 29, 2015, 01:39:43 PM
Wolf's new AMD open source miner, windows binaries:

https://ottrbutt.com/tmp/wolf-xmr-miner-git.zip

the source files are available on his github:

https://github.com/wolf9466/wolf-xmr-miner

needs drivers "15.x - 15.7 or 15.7.1 works well". For a full discussion of testing so far: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/3yeid4/windows_binaries_of_wolfs_latest_version_gets_550/

If you can, please test the miner and post screenshots of it working. This version gets ~550 h/s on the 290x. Wolf0 has a new version that surpasses Claymore's but he is waiting for payout for the current milestone to release the new one.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Blawpaw on January 02, 2016, 09:15:12 PM
I have some AMD (5850, 6950, 7970) GPUs and want to mine some XMR. Do you think it is still profitable to mine XMR at this point?



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on January 17, 2016, 01:52:59 PM
Wolf's latest open source AMD miner. This one gets around 800 h/s on the 290x!!!!

https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/41cq0q/new_update_to_the_open_source_amd_xmr_miner_has/

Please test out and post screenshots!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: uh60james on January 29, 2016, 12:40:02 AM
I have some AMD (5850, 6950, 7970) GPUs and want to mine some XMR. Do you think it is still profitable to mine XMR at this point?



If you have free power or believe XMR can go up in value and are willing to hold onto what you mine for awhile.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on January 29, 2016, 12:47:06 AM
I have some AMD (5850, 6950, 7970) GPUs and want to mine some XMR. Do you think it is still profitable to mine XMR at this point?



If you have free power or believe XMR can go up in value and are willing to hold onto what you mine for awhile.

Doesn't have to be free just cheap. The main obstacle to mining at this point (even with free power for that matter) is the cost of the hardware but if you already have hardware it may be worth it.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: coinits on January 31, 2016, 07:51:08 PM
I have GTX 750 ti.

Is there a stable Windows exe to download so I can mine?

Thanks


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on January 31, 2016, 11:19:22 PM
I have GTX 750 ti.

Is there a stable Windows exe to download so I can mine?

Thanks

https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight/releases/download/v0.17/ccminer-cryptonight_20140926.zip

via monerohash.com -> getting started -> mining apps -> CUDA (nvidia)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: rulin on February 06, 2016, 04:49:59 AM
Tested monero mining on ccminer ( https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight ) on AWS GRID K520 ubuntu 14.04 instances, very bad result, very slooooowly, 165 H/s...

What are the alternatives, for cuda mining?
 


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: owlcatz on February 06, 2016, 01:34:37 PM
Tested monero mining on ccminer ( https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight ) on AWS GRID K520 ubuntu 14.04 instances, very bad result, very slooooowly, 165 H/s...

What are the alternatives, for cuda mining?
 

Doesn't AWS have GPU systems as well? Sorry I haven't used it in a while, but even when I tried, I couldn't seem to get any miner to work on those, only the CPU miners.

I remember getting like 400-500 h/s on the "large" series, the ones with many many cpu's, but I'm not familiar with a grid k520. I guess I better log in and see what's changed. :P


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on February 06, 2016, 03:38:21 PM
https://github.com/hyc/wolf-xmr-miner/tree/merged

so this is Wolf's GPU miner merged with wolf's CPU miner.

nom nom


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on February 06, 2016, 03:45:34 PM
Tested monero mining on ccminer ( https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight ) on AWS GRID K520 ubuntu 14.04 instances, very bad result, very slooooowly, 165 H/s...

What are the alternatives, for cuda mining?
 

so the 750 ti is my reference for CUDA.
PNY VCGGTX750T2XPB-OC
that one gets 280 h/s

640 CUDA Cores
2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
with a 1202 Mhz system clock

http://www.nvidia.com/object/cloud-gaming-gpu-boards.html
so K520 has 800 MHz system clock ,

Oh there's your problem.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_600_series

its a 600 series.

for the love of god just buy hardware.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Amph on March 03, 2016, 11:53:45 AM
Private optimized  NVIDIA cryptonight kernal for sale. Only 0.1BTC

10% faster. (windows exe)

If I get 2BTC I could work on it some more and release the sourcecode.
I think 20% faster is possible

this will only promote greedy and centralization, you should release it for free


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: thiagorj on June 21, 2016, 02:52:13 AM
Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
My GPU is a GTX 750Ti.
Thank you all.

https://uploaddeimagens.com.br/imagens/capturar-jpg--958


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: smooth on June 21, 2016, 03:46:24 AM
Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
My GPU is a GTX 750Ti.
Thank you all.

https://uploaddeimagens.com.br/imagens/capturar-jpg--958

Try here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=653467.0


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: nuckyG on September 01, 2016, 11:44:10 PM
Hi! i got ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 ROG Strix Gaming GPU, how can i mine?

PS! I tried ccminer but it just comes up "This app can't run on your pc, to find a version for your pc, contact software publisher"

I recently reset my pc and now when i open bitmonerod.exe and my wallet it says my wallet does not exist, i lost all my balance, what the f ? :(


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on September 02, 2016, 12:16:36 AM
reset your PC? you mean reformat?

I can't help much with windows mining. Checkout #monero on IRC for help.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: nuckyG on September 02, 2016, 12:25:23 AM
reset your PC? you mean reformat?

I can't help much with windows mining. Checkout #monero on IRC for help.



Yes i mean reformat.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: owlcatz on September 02, 2016, 12:27:41 AM
reset your PC? you mean reformat?

I can't help much with windows mining. Checkout #monero on IRC for help.



Yes i mean reformat.

You need to be much clearer. Are you trying to restore an old wallet or something? Thanks


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: nuckyG on September 02, 2016, 12:38:17 AM
reset your PC? you mean reformat?

I can't help much with windows mining. Checkout #monero on IRC for help.



Yes i mean reformat.

You need to be much clearer. Are you trying to restore an old wallet or something? Thanks

I was mining just fine with bitmonerod.exe and i had a balance of 11.7 something on a account before i reformated my computer. I have downloaded it again and when i log in with the identification i had before the reformat it just comes up as a new wallet.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: owlcatz on September 02, 2016, 12:39:56 AM
reset your PC? you mean reformat?

I can't help much with windows mining. Checkout #monero on IRC for help.



Yes i mean reformat.

You need to be much clearer. Are you trying to restore an old wallet or something? Thanks

I was mining just fine with bitmonerod.exe and i had a balance of 11.7 something on a account before i reformated my computer. I have downloaded it again and when i log in with the identification i had before the reformat it just comes up as a new wallet.

Well.. Yeah. You destroyed your hard drive. Did you make a backup of your seed or keys file?   ???


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: nuckyG on September 02, 2016, 12:45:19 AM
reset your PC? you mean reformat?

I can't help much with windows mining. Checkout #monero on IRC for help.



Yes i mean reformat.

You need to be much clearer. Are you trying to restore an old wallet or something? Thanks

I was mining just fine with bitmonerod.exe and i had a balance of 11.7 something on a account before i reformated my computer. I have downloaded it again and when i log in with the identification i had before the reformat it just comes up as a new wallet.

Well.. Yeah. You destroyed your hard drive. Did you make a backup of your seed or keys file?   ???

No :( and the worst part is, i can't get my bitmonerod.exe to work now, it launches but it does not synchronize or anything.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: huntalan81 on September 10, 2016, 02:44:16 PM
Hi all, is there any miner for nvidia gt 9600?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: lepic on September 21, 2016, 08:07:57 AM
I have GTX 750 ti.
Is there a stable Windows exe to download so I can mine?
Thanks
https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight/releases/download/v0.17/ccminer-cryptonight_20140926.zip
via monerohash.com -> getting started -> mining apps -> CUDA (nvidia)

Great! Thank you! But it's from 2014 year.. Is there some newer version?
I've got GTX970, how to configure ccminer for best results? (I've got message "GeForce GTX 970 (13 SMX), using 40 blocks of 8 threads. Warning: block count 40 is not a multiple of SMX count 13". Should I change number of threads, or blocks, or what?)

Hi all, is there any miner for nvidia gt 9600?
Try the link above.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: QuintLeo on September 21, 2016, 09:48:23 AM
Hi all, is there any miner for nvidia gt 9600?

 I doubt it, pretty sure that GPU doesn't support CUDA and likely doesn't have enough RAM to even think about mining most coins with it.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Turbo2 on September 25, 2016, 02:24:17 PM
Hey guys, is there anyway to limit the amount of GPU resources tsiv ccminer (v0.17) uses?

I am getting a good hash rate from my 2GB GTX750 Ti (230H/s), but since it is my main and only GPU, it is slowing down my Windows 7 too heavily to let it run 24/7. I've tried to use the bfactor and bsleep commands but they only help a little. If I could say, tell ccminer to only use only 80% of my max GPU power (or limit it via Windows), that would solve everything.

Any ideas? :)


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: gilang on September 25, 2016, 02:27:58 PM
-Keyboard-Mash: 150 XMR
-HardwarePal: 1 BTC
-Smooth: 300 XMR
-othe: 50 XMR


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on September 25, 2016, 05:50:50 PM
Hey guys, is there anyway to limit the amount of GPU resources tsiv ccminer (v0.17) uses?

I am getting a good hash rate from my 2GB GTX750 Ti (230H/s), but since it is my main and only GPU, it is slowing down my Windows 7 too heavily to let it run 24/7. I've tried to use the bfactor and bsleep commands but they only help a little. If I could say, tell ccminer to only use only 80% of my max GPU power (or limit it via Windows), that would solve everything.

Any ideas? :)

If you look up the documentation anywhere, you'll see that there is a -t flag you can use to use less of your GPU... so the default is something like -t 8x60 or something.... so you can fiddle with that flag.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Turbo2 on September 25, 2016, 06:10:13 PM
I think you are referring to the "bfactor" flag which by default is set to 8x40 according to that documentation but that actually no impact on % of GPU utilization.

I tried setting it higher (8x64) and lower (6x32) and it had NO impact on GPU usage %, it would always be consistent at 95-98% usage. To prevent overall lag/delay, I think the maximum GPU usage can't exceed 80%.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: myagui on September 25, 2016, 07:50:44 PM
I think you are referring to the "bfactor" flag which by default is set to 8x40 according to that documentation but that actually no impact on % of GPU utilization.

I tried setting it higher (8x64) and lower (6x32) and it had NO impact on GPU usage %, it would always be consistent at 95-98% usage. To prevent overall lag/delay, I think the maximum GPU usage can't exceed 80%.

It's -l (lower case L). And you really need much lower values if you want to get rid of lag. I don't recall anymore what a 750 TI would use, but maybe try -l 8x20, 8x10, 4x40, 4x30, 4x20 or 4x10, Eventually, you'll hit a number that effectively lowers the GPU usage to the desired levels.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Turbo2 on September 25, 2016, 08:06:41 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, but I tried even the lowest value (4x10) and it doesn't work properly.

It also lowered my H/s from ~220 straight down to ~60, yet GPU usage funny enough was still at 93-96%;

http://imgur.com/a/cyW1a


I think you are referring to the "bfactor" flag which by default is set to 8x40 according to that documentation but that actually no impact on % of GPU utilization.

I tried setting it higher (8x64) and lower (6x32) and it had NO impact on GPU usage %, it would always be consistent at 95-98% usage. To prevent overall lag/delay, I think the maximum GPU usage can't exceed 80%.

It's -l (lower case L). And you really need much lower values if you want to get rid of lag. I don't recall anymore what a 750 TI would use, but maybe try -l 8x20, 8x10, 4x40, 4x30, 4x20 or 4x10, Eventually, you'll hit a number that effectively lowers the GPU usage to the desired levels.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: myagui on September 25, 2016, 08:11:30 PM
My final suggestion would be 4x5, 3x5, 2x5, 1x5. These are the smallest units while still matching your SMX count.
Sorry, don't have these GPUs anymore to test anything out here...


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Turbo2 on September 25, 2016, 08:31:52 PM
Thanks anyway myagui, but those numbers don't work for some strange reason....I guess if you enter an impossible combination it just defaults back to 8x40? Because that is exactly what is happening with those numbers (or anything lower than 4x10 for that matter) and I get ~220 H/s again with 99% usage.


My final suggestion would be 4x5, 3x5, 2x5, 1x5. These are the smallest units while still matching your SMX count.
Sorry, don't have these GPUs anymore to test anything out here...



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: QuintLeo on September 25, 2016, 10:45:21 PM
they have to match the 5 SMX units for the 750ti

1x5, 2x10, etc.

Otherwise that parameter gets ignored.



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Turbo2 on September 25, 2016, 11:16:07 PM
Unfortunately it is ignoring 1x5 and 2x10 as well, defaulting back to 8x40 (and 99% usage)  :-\


they have to match the 5 SMX units for the 750ti

1x5, 2x10, etc.

Otherwise that parameter gets ignored.




Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: QuintLeo on September 26, 2016, 06:20:30 AM
post your command line, something isn't right


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Turbo2 on September 26, 2016, 02:14:19 PM
Hey, it was a very simple "mining.bat" with the following contents;

Code:
ccminer -o stratum+tcp://xmr.crypto-pool.fr:3333 -u myaddress -p x -l 4x10

Anything below 4x10 would cause ccminer to revert back to the default 8x40 value.


post your command line, something isn't right


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: QuintLeo on September 27, 2016, 01:28:59 AM
Hey, it was a very simple "mining.bat" with the following contents;

Code:
ccminer -o stratum+tcp://xmr.crypto-pool.fr:3333 -u myaddress -p x -l 4x10

Anything below 4x10 would cause ccminer to revert back to the default 8x40 value.


post your command line, something isn't right

-l=4x20

or 3x15

etc.

that equal sign matters.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: daywalk3r314 on October 19, 2016, 06:06:23 PM
hi guys,

got a rig with following spec's:
4790K
2 x 780GTX classified
16gb ram
256gb sdd

i'm using the following ccminer for monero
Source code:
ccminer -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://xmr.pool.minergate.com:45560 -u blueboy314@hotmail.com -p x -l=4x20

get the following mining messages:

C:\Users\Magnus\Desktop\Cryptominers\Monero\GPU\Minergate>ccminer -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://xmr.pool.minergate.com:45560 -u blueboy314@hotmail.com -p x -l=4x20
    *** ccminer-cryptonight for nVidia GPUs by tsiv ***
 based on ccMiner by Christian Buchner and Christian H.
 based on cpuminer-multi by LucasJones
 based on pooler-cpuminer 2.3.2 (c) 2010 Jeff Garzik, 2012 pooler
    BTC donation address: 1JHDKp59t1RhHFXsTw2UQpR3F9BBz3R3cs
    DRK donation address: XrHp267JNTVdw5P3dsBpqYfgTpWnzoESPQ
    JPC donation address: Jb9hFeBgakCXvM5u27rTZoYR9j13JGmuc2
    VTC donation address: VwYsZFPb6KMeWuP4voiS9H1kqxcU9kGbsw
    XMR donation address:
      (man these are long... single address, split on two lines)
      42uasNqYPnSaG3TwRtTeVbQ4aRY3n9jY6VXX3mfgerWt4ohD
      QLVaBPv3cYGKDXasTUVuLvhxetcuS16ynt85czQ48mbSrWX
-----------------------------------------------------------------
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] Ignoring algo switch, this program does only cryptonight now.
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] 2 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://xmr.pool.minergate.com:45560
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] Binding thread 0 to cpu 0
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 780 (12 SMX), using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] GPU #0: Warning: block count 40 is not a multiple of SMX count 12.
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] Binding thread 1 to cpu 1
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 780 (12 SMX), using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] GPU #1: Warning: block count 40 is not a multiple of SMX count 12.
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] Pool set diff to 4252
[2016-10-19 19:57:45] Stratum detected new block
[2016-10-19 19:57:46] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 780, 212.47 H/s
[2016-10-19 19:57:46] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 780, 211.90 H/s
[2016-10-19 19:57:58] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 780, 245.01 H/s
[2016-10-19 19:57:58] accepted: 1/1 (100.00%), 456.91 H/s (yay!!!)


if i use the minergate program to mine, i get a 1,32mh/s and only runs on 1 gpu
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/blueboy314/minergate.png (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/blueboy314/media/minergate.png.html)

how come I only get like 456h/s with 2 x 780gtx?


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GingerAle on November 15, 2016, 12:33:27 PM
Because monero is hard to mine. A 750 to only gets 250 h/s. A Rx 470 stock gets 550.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: B.z. on November 19, 2016, 04:19:01 AM
hey guys, i always encountered stratum connection interrupted, and does not receive any yay!!
IM using nvidia gtx 780 and my hashrate is 0.3GH/s for mining monero



Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: GKar on December 18, 2016, 11:36:31 PM
I'm having some problems with the windows miner.
Mining on coolpool   and I keep getting stratum connection lost.  
I get 1 hash of 103 h/s before it drops.  
I've set the retry to 3 seconds but it does not seem to be registering my hash on the pool after 2 hrs of running.

any suggestions on how to not get the stratum drops?

Thanks

edit: cmd line
cminer --url=stratum+tcp://xmr.coolpool.io:7777--user=wallet address --pass=x -R 2

I get 1 hash round and then it drops ~20 sec later.


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: hooldus on March 17, 2017, 09:26:38 AM
Hello
Can someone explain me this:

I install Cuda hashes goes up to 40k+ but before that it's all only 60h/s or so... But if I close program it will be starting with 60h/s ... it won't stay on 40k+ is it possible to start ccminer throught cuda to stay higher hashes? Also If it stays on 40 000h/s it won't accept any hashes. https://i.stack.imgur.com/yCPkz.png


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: chrysophylax on April 05, 2017, 07:40:48 AM
hi all ...

anyone seen tsiv around? ...

#crysx


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: sharpblade95 on June 30, 2017, 10:36:48 AM
hey!
does anybody knows whats happening here?


 " ccminer -o stratum+tcp://monerohash.com:3333 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS -p x "






 JSON-RPC call failed: {
   "message": "invalid method",
   "code": -1
}
[2017-06-30 15:06:23] ...retry after 30 seconds


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: Zellko on July 01, 2017, 08:51:06 PM
Hi everyone,

I wanted to start mining BitAsean on this pool: http://128.199.168.3/#getting_started with my 3 Nvidia GPU (2x GTX1050ti, 1x GTX 1060).

As suggested in the getting started I downloaded the last version of ccminer (tsiv).

When i start my .bat I have the following error:


Code:
-----------------------------------------------------------------
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] Using JSON-RPC 2.0
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] 3 miner threads started, using 'cryptonight' algorithm.
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] Starting Stratum on stratum+tcp://128.199.168.3:3333
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] Binding thread 2 to cpu 2
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] Binding thread 0 to cpu 0
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] Binding thread 1 to cpu 1
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] GPU #2: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (6 SMX), using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] GPU #0: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (10 SMX), using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] GPU #1: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (6 SMX), using 40 blocks of 8 threads
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] GPU #1: Warning: block count 40 is not a multiple of SMX count 6.
[2017-07-01 22:26:17] GPU #2: Warning: block count 40 is not a multiple of SMX count 6.
[2017-07-01 22:26:18] Pool set diff to 10000
[2017-07-01 22:26:18] Stratum detected new block
[2017-07-01 22:26:19] GPU #0: FATAL: failed to allocate device memory for long state

C:\Users\Rig\Desktop\ccminer cryptonight>pause
Appuyez sur une touche pour continuer...


My .bat:

Code:
ccminer -o stratum+tcp://128.199.168.3:3333 -u MyBitAseanAdress -p x
pause


Does somebody know how to fix it ? It's is possible to mine BAS with my GPU ?

Thanks in advance for your help  Smiley


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: mrblas on July 14, 2017, 07:55:48 PM
C:\Users\Gamer\Downloads\moreno>ccminer -o stratum+tcp://xmr.crypto-pool.fr:8888 -u 43ZGTuDknmxBiBFA19GiaMjD2rfFVtZzZRtiQ76grRQBSTt3bdPJ9YpZTup88njcom9ZEybSobjra26 rYwgHquXHRg -p x
*** ccminer 2.0 for nVidia GPUs by tpruvot@github ***

[2017-07-14 15:57:36] Starting on stratum+tcp://xmr.crypto-pool.fr:8888
[2017-07-14 15:57:36] NVML GPU monitoring enabled.
[2017-07-14 15:57:36] NVAPI GPU monitoring enabled.
[2017-07-14 15:57:36] 1 miner thread started, using 'auto' algorithm.
[2017-07-14 15:57:38] Failed to get extranonce1
[2017-07-14 15:57:38] Failed to get extranonce1
[2017-07-14 15:57:38] ...retry after 30 seconds







Does anyone know how to correct this error Gtx 1060  ??? ???


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: nemesis88 on July 17, 2017, 07:47:22 PM
Hi guys!

I downloaded the .bat from Minergate, put it in the same folder of ccminer, but when I run the bat shows:

  • "'ccminer' is not recongnized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

Win7, Intel Core2 Duo E7500, with an antminer (that I don't know how to make it works).


This recognition problem is happening with other miners too. Already google it and find some answers, but none worked for me still.

Does anyone know what it can be?

Here's the bat file I'm using:

  • ccminer -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://bcn.pool.minergate.com:45550 -u user -p x
    pause

Tx!


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: cyrilweb on July 25, 2017, 06:12:39 AM

Code:
[2017-07-01 22:26:19] GPU #0: FATAL: failed to allocate device memory for long state

Does somebody know how to fix it ? It's is possible to mine BAS with my GPU ?

Thanks in advance for your help

I have the same problem wit last "GeForce Game Ready Driver" & GTX970.  :-\

Impossible to mine with version 384.76 (29 june 2017) & 384.94 (24 july 2017).

I have downgraded to version 382.53 (9 june 2017) and it works well  ;)

Follow this link to find the old official Geforce drivers : https://www.geforce.com/drivers/beta-legacy


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: maffiamaes on July 30, 2017, 02:19:31 AM

Code:
[2017-07-01 22:26:19] GPU #0: FATAL: failed to allocate device memory for long state

Does somebody know how to fix it ? It's is possible to mine BAS with my GPU ?

Thanks in advance for your help

I have the same problem wit last "GeForce Game Ready Driver" & GTX970.  :-\

Impossible to mine with version 384.76 (29 june 2017) & 384.94 (24 july 2017).

I have downgraded to version 382.53 (9 june 2017) and it works well  ;)

Follow this link to find the old official Geforce drivers : https://www.geforce.com/drivers/beta-legacy


I had the same issue. 

First i made some policy to right stuff in the memory. That did not work. Then i installed GUDA drivers (i think version 8.0), next to my already installed 384.xx driver. And yes this did the job :-)

But still i am not getting any good hashrate out of my GTX 1060 3GB MSI GAMING X cards.  only around 2400h/s for my 7 cards hmmmm thats around 350 for a card. I see on internet it should do around 450...

I noticed you have to play around in the batfile with adding  -l 4x81 for example. this is to tell how much blocks per threads you want to use ..or something like that lol. Thats the part i still dont get... how i know how much threads this card has? With CPU i know how to do thats easy.  But if i open GPU Z then i cant see any info about the threads or blocks...

Cheers


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: maffiamaes on July 30, 2017, 02:23:37 AM
Hey, it was a very simple "mining.bat" with the following contents;

Code:
ccminer -o stratum+tcp://xmr.crypto-pool.fr:3333 -u myaddress -p x -l 4x10

Anything below 4x10 would cause ccminer to revert back to the default 8x40 value.


post your command line, something isn't right

-l=4x20

or 3x15

etc.

that equal sign matters.


How do you guys know those parameters?    For example i have a gtx 1060 3gb msi gaming x, but i really dont know how many threads and blocks to use. And most important... if i dont know anything about it, is there anyway i can damage the cards by putting in wrong numbers?

Thanks


Title: Re: Bounty for Open-Sourced XMR/Cryptonight GPU Miner Bounties Thread
Post by: kalunomics on October 22, 2017, 10:00:28 AM
Hey, it was a very simple "mining.bat" with the following contents;

Code:
ccminer -o stratum+tcp://xmr.crypto-pool.fr:3333 -u myaddress -p x -l 4x10

Anything below 4x10 would cause ccminer to revert back to the default 8x40 value.


post your command line, something isn't right

-l=4x20

or 3x15

etc.

that equal sign matters.


How do you guys know those parameters?    For example i have a gtx 1060 3gb msi gaming x, but i really dont know how many threads and blocks to use. And most important... if i dont know anything about it, is there anyway i can damage the cards by putting in wrong numbers?

Thanks

Follow the link to know the compute version of your card and the corresponding kernel settings
https://rumorscity.com/2014/01/19/cudaminer-guide-for-nvidia-gpus/