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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: March 31, 2014, 11:19:03 PM
Nothing is ASIC-proof.

Exactly, so many people lose sight of the fact that ASIC is an acronym.

Application Specific Integrated Circuit

Very specifically means it's an Integrated Circuit for Specific Application...

The only reason a coin/algo/mix will ever be "ASIC Proof" is if it flops so hard no one ever even began to care for it and thus never was worth thinking about how to build the IC for it. Smiley
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: March 26, 2014, 09:23:30 PM
GTX Titan Z...  Shocked

then the price tag...  Cry
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: March 17, 2014, 09:29:08 PM
Learn to program in CUDA if you want it that bad.  Christian doesn't owe us anything, if anything we owe him.

0.4 BTC is all I made off HVC so far - and that was before everyone else jumped onto HVC with their AMD cards.
So even with this first mover advantage this was NOT a maxcoin event.

It's just not barely worth it anymore. Today the payouts have gone down by factor 4 due to all the AMD miners coming aboard.

We're working on something better now.

Christian


MAX was only as big as it was because Fiat sucked at the same time Bitcoin tanked (Mt. Gox to thank... sorta) combined with a badly pre-positioned difficulty... you just need to line all these up and make a profit.

Funny to think that you need to tank BTC as a whole to make a profit on BTC... wait...

On a purely intellectual level I applaud the work you've done with this!
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: March 13, 2014, 04:41:34 PM
Internet doesn't cut off. I have something checking that for me. And it's running straight off an SSD,  I'm going to see what it's like with the wallets on a virtual for a few days. At least if the virtual dies it's not a big issue

The bit bugging me is that it only happens at night while I'm asleep. It will happily mine all day, system temps of my god and cup never hit the 50C mark so I know it's not temps

When I've had this happen to me it is just the miner not allowing an interrupt to happen to trigger the monitor to open. Basically all I've had to do is unplug the network cable and wait for the miner to stale and lose connection to the pool/chain and stop mining. This allows the interrupt and i can just plug the cable back in and it will mine once connected.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: March 08, 2014, 12:06:03 AM
Any plans to add support for DarkCoin?

Page 350 very last post.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=167229.msg5208211;topicseen#msg5208211
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: March 06, 2014, 11:56:00 PM
Been away from the thread for a while. What's the average hashrate for scrypt on a 750ti atm? I'm getting ~300 on mine.

Same.

300 is pretty good, Some are seeing as high as 340 with heavy OC and as low as 280.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: March 06, 2014, 11:06:30 PM
My Gainward 750 Ti arrived today. My mining rig has now GPUs from 3 different vendors and it is working under Win 8 x64 Smiley
I have the onboard Intel 4600 (with connected display), a AMD Radeon 6950 1 GB for mining (395 kh/s stock clock, scrypt) and the new NVIDIA 750 Ti (290 kh/s stock clock, scrypt).
Driver installation was straight forward. Only downside to not having a display connected to either card, I can't use CCC or Nvidias control panel. If I would want to overclock I have to first connect a display.
You can do it with either MSI AFterburner, EVGA Precision and Nvidia Inspector (but yes the nvidia control panel does not open).
I am thinking also about adding a 750ti (my psu should still have 50watt to spare even with the two big cards)

Have you tried setting up a dummy plug for this? You just need a DVI-VGA adapter and 3x50-150 ohm resistors to create one. Instructions are literally all over the interwebz.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: March 04, 2014, 02:49:09 PM
could you try running pooler's cpuminer in screen, and if it terminates too ask for an improvement in his code (pooler's cpuminer has its own thread on bitcointalk).  I can then just merge his fixes in Wink

Christian
I can confirm that pooler's cpuminer does indeed function in Linux screen, I can not confirm cudaminer though.

Have you tried to use a dummy plug? Very easy to make and needed for years for AMD. AMD fixed things driver-side to resolve this for miners but Nvidia may not have needed to before now.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 28, 2014, 01:03:38 AM
Yes the nVidia submitted kernel is expected to run 10-20% faster than Dave Andersen's kernels.

*sigh* I was almost hoping that was not the case. Now In good consonance I can't leave it be and only hash @ 500 kh/s a card.

Back to fucking this some more.

500 is fairly good on a Titan without overclocking. I've got my solo titan at 620 with +155 Core -502 Mem, try it.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 28, 2014, 01:02:40 AM
I don't have a 750 TI BUT i have noticed almost across the board that those breaking 300 kh/s are doing so at +50 Core +700 Mem. This tells me possibly two things. That the new architecture is very memory dependent (as opposed to Core dependent in Kepler and lower) OR that the memory timing in the card's bios is very relaxed and a higher clock rate is needed.

I'm actually in favor of the memory timings issue as these are initial releases and mid-line cards and the scrypt algo while not reliant on memory throughput is VERY reliant on memory latency higher Mem clocks = higher scrypt hash.

This is similar to what The Stilt did for 7xxx AMDs earlier this year.

TL;DR Use +50 Core +700 (or higher) Memory and tell me what you see. You need to favor Mem over Core to stay under the power limit.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 27, 2014, 09:45:59 PM
So how many of us are going to try and jump on this new coin?

I might be interested simply due to new coin hype, but this won't be another MAX release.

The reasons MAX went so crazy were:
1. The original difficulty set for CPU miners that got heavily trumped by a last minute CUDAMiner build (weee!) without a corresponding AMD build. Leaving the majority of heavy scrypt miners out in the cold.
2. Mt. Gox closed withdrawals of BTC causing a lot of people to panic sell and drop the price of BTC.
3. Dropping price of BTC combined with fiat being an unfriendly environment at that time cause Alt Cryptos to rise.
4. Max being heavily hyped by a well known and respected individual became especially prized.
5. Profit

We won't have 1 as AMD has a faster miner for sha-3 currently, we 2 through 4 because BTC is currently on the irse due to Mt.Gox dying and BTC in a recovery/stable state again.

So we are just left with "new release" hype which CAN cause a bit of a bump in Alt to BTC rate for a few days making it a more profitable choice for a few days at least, but nothing like MAX.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 27, 2014, 09:35:13 PM
I don't see the point of passive cooling given that the fans on the 750Ti cards are some of the quietest out there.

Passive cooling of cards generally is for sound sensitive environment such as Music Production. Though they go as far as full passive to everything including CPU.

That said... it was more of an experiment to see if one could play a modern game on a passively cooled card. It's akin to mining for the fun of it or intellectual curiosity, instead of for profit (you know who you all are Grin )
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 26, 2014, 08:12:11 PM
hi all another sha-3 coin coming. What are your thoughts christian??

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=489172.0

This is going to be a similar thing to Doge in the sense that it is based on a meme... If you are not familiar this comes from Twitch Plays Pokemon (googling this is all you need if you don't know what this is).

Might be interesting to get in on release... but it doubt it will go for me then a few days if it ever lifts off.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 26, 2014, 08:04:48 AM
Adding Monitoring as well as Fail Over will be a huge step toward moving Nvidia mining beyond Hobby-scale (<10MH/s).

On a side note, I've noticed that the topic of Hash per Watt has only ever come up seriously for the Maxwell cards due to how improved it is over the comparable AMD setups. I realized that we almost all look at how high we can tune the hash-rate on a given card, but I don't think anyone has seriously delved into tuning a card for the best Hash/Watt. We've made comparisons between each algo and associated tuning but the main driver has been hash-rate > all. With these new Maxwell Cards it might be a good idea to start seriously exploring Hash/Watt since we are on the cusp of legitimate wide scale use of NVidia Smiley

Remote API
Fail Over
Hash/Watt increase

I'm excited to say the least  Grin though patient as you will get to it when you get to it  Smiley
I have done a lot of spreadsheet math this past week analyzing how to make Maxwell profitable nowadays. All of the online calculators I saw are 100% useless and do not even come close to giving you a clear picture on profitability due to the structuring of these various coins. Obviously hash/watt is a critical component that can make or break the investment, but through all the variables I've tracked and differing values I've tried it isn't as important as other factors. The biggest most important one being coin selection (and maybe BTC/USD rates).
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Profitability, such as the craziness surrounding the MAX release where you just wanted to throw as much hash at it as possible and damn the power draw, can easily trump a Max/Watt. I'm not saying that Max/Watt should be pursued to the ends of time, but it DOES need to be a consideration for any build as well as tuning.

There is a point when Hash/Watt is a bad thing and while Maxwell does very well in this it, does mean that older legacy cards will not do nearly as well and really anyone intending to seriously mine with an older card needs to take into account Hash/Watt for each Algo and really examine if this is a hobby or something they intend to make money on. Scyrpt-Jane at lower -L can really sit back and sip at wattage wher a full blown -L 6 or Scrypt mining can make you really examine your power bill Smiley

TL;DR - Hash/Watt is a necessary consideration for everyone
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 25, 2014, 10:01:36 PM
I cant remember what version i was using because i overwrote it with this version, i downloaded it about a month ago, which would have been the latest version at the time..
I didnt even use any launch configs with that version and i got 45 KH/s
Im thinking of going back to it if i can find a link to the earlier versions.
I only downloaded this version to mine vertcoin, which is really no point with such a low powered card anyway, the hashrates im referring to are for any scrypt based coin such as dogecoin and flappycoin etc.

You know, now that I think about it, I had the pleasure of working with a GTX 275 earlier this week and saw fairly similar numbers.

One thing to try, look at rolling back to the 332.21 Drivers. Some have noted a drop in hash rate with the newest drivers especially on older models. In addition it is not a bad idea to go back to a previous version of CudaMiner for a card that old as legacy cards are just not supported anymore (though the F and f kernels are your best bet in the recent versions).
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 25, 2014, 08:50:23 PM
Im getting a way worse hashrate with this new version than what i was before with the previous version, my GTX275 was giving me around 45 KH/s and now i can only get 15 KH out of it. ive tried launch config L80x1 and F30x3, and neither of them make much difference.
Is there anything else i need to change wit the new version, auto tuning is no better.

Please provide information about the old and new release (release dates), as well as previous and current FULL launch configs, operating system this is on, and last please provide information as to what coin you are mining. This should get enough info on the table to have peeps help you out Smiley
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 25, 2014, 08:07:13 PM
found some basic information about the cgminer API at last: https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer/blob/master/API-README

cudaminer would probably have to implement only the monitoring APIs at first. The part where you're allowed to switch parameters could be added later (and if so, only the subset that matters to us)

Christian


Adding Monitoring as well as Fail Over will be a huge step toward moving Nvidia mining beyond Hobby-scale (<10MH/s).

On a side note, I've noticed that the topic of Hash per Watt has only ever come up seriously for the Maxwell cards due to how improved it is over the comparable AMD setups. I realized that we almost all look at how high we can tune the hash-rate on a given card, but I don't think anyone has seriously delved into tuning a card for the best Hash/Watt. We've made comparisons between each algo and associated tuning but the main driver has been hash-rate > all. With these new Maxwell Cards it might be a good idea to start seriously exploring Hash/Watt since we are on the cusp of legitimate wide scale use of NVidia Smiley

Remote API
Fail Over
Hash/Watt increase

I'm excited to say the least  Grin though patient as you will get to it when you get to it  Smiley
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 21, 2014, 11:29:02 PM
But what will you do in the summer when the big guns come out? ;-) amd are planning heavy miner gpus. What do you think nvidia is going for with such low power overheads for such a low price :-)

Likely spending the rest of my mini-MAX coin "fortune" lol. Already building 2 6*7950 rigs and just researching what I'd like to do with an Nvidia rig. The new Maxwells are tempting with a ~90 break even and low initial cost.

Also, I doubt AMD has something lined up unless it is very specific to the mining market separate from their GPUs. The R9 290X is already based on their new architecture Hawaii and is very power hungry and hot, so they'll need another approach before they release more, lol.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 21, 2014, 10:21:18 PM
I know the guy pretty well, been a user for a year now.
He didn't like the idea when I presented it to him. He goes after stuff with way more volume and/or innovative algorithms that he finds cool. (like copperlark's keccak or primecoin, yet when I asked about yac he dismissed it quickly Sad)

Might simply be due to the fact that it has been out for almost a year and only recently begun to be popular.

Anyway not meaning to hijack the thread, lol.

I am seriously considering building a 6-7 card GTX 750 Ti machine... the cost is remarkably low and has a break even almost a month sooner then a brand new 7950*6 build lol.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: February 21, 2014, 09:20:44 PM
The only exchange i get quick deposits/withdraws on is mcxnow..  but it has it's own issues.  Foremost being that their coin selection is pretty poor.

MCXNow is adding DOGE sometime this week, not sure when though.

Man, wish they would just go ahead and add yacoin but it's not likely to happen. That would rock so bad! :p
Just log in and talk @RealSolid. He's on pretty often and the primary developer for them Smiley

He gets a lot of requests though so I'm not sure when or if he would be interested.
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