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Author Topic: excavator by NiceHash - multi-algorithm NVIDIA GPU miner [1.5.6a]  (Read 178651 times)
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May 01, 2017, 02:19:01 AM
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ya i figured out whats happening, for whatever reason excavator drops my GTX 1080 memory down by 400 hz
I have to overclock my memory by 800 mhz (5800), so that when excavator launches, it drops it down to 5400, which is still 'good', and i get 500 sols then on my gtx 1080
but very unstable. EWBF figured out how to not have this happen obviously as with stock settings (not overclocked memory) I'm getting 500+ sols with his miner

Here is a photo showing the ridiculous memory overlclock I need to make nice hash miner (excavator) keep up with ewbf. notice that even with +800 and a clock of 5800, when excavator launches, it drops to 5350  Huh

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EDIT: This seems to happen (the memory drop) on other algorithms too using nicehash miner, including LYRA etc, so seems like im not mining to max on any coin. Hopefully nicehash miner gets updated with a fix for nvidia

i keep my nvidia with ewbf on nicehash, amd with claymore on nicehashminer on nicehash, and cpus on miningpoolhub using multipoolminer.  If nicehash starts supporting Lyra2z, then i'll switch my cpu to nicehash.  currently Lyra2z (zcoin) has been 3 to 4 times more profitable than cryptonight.
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May 01, 2017, 03:06:01 AM
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i just like the convenience of nicehash miner, (auto switch etc), can I have it use ewbf instead of excavator for when it decides to do equihash mining?
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May 01, 2017, 03:11:32 AM
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i just like the convenience of nicehash miner, (auto switch etc), can I have it use ewbf instead of excavator for when it decides to do equihash mining?

nicehash will never support ewbf... they don't like each other.   Hopefully one day they'll kiss and makeup, but i'm not holding my breath for it to happen.
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May 01, 2017, 06:33:36 AM
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My understanding is that NiceHash prioritizes usability over a slight advantage in raw performance, and resources are allocated accordingly.
I am *very* interested in raw performance, though. I am working on the Pascal OpenCL kernel now, and Equihash would be next.
I cannot wait to get my hands dirty with Equihash again...

Gateless Gate Sharp, an open-source ETH/XMR miner: http://bit.ly/2rJ2x4V
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May 01, 2017, 07:16:55 AM
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i keep my nvidia with ewbf on nicehash, amd with claymore on nicehashminer on nicehash, and cpus on miningpoolhub using multipoolminer.  If nicehash starts supporting Lyra2z, then i'll switch my cpu to nicehash.  currently Lyra2z (zcoin) has been 3 to 4 times more profitable than cryptonight.

Why not use miningpoolhub for all your miners? They charge .9% fee  and you can exchange mined coins to coin of your choice for 0.2% additional fee.
So its 1.1% vs. 3% fee.

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May 01, 2017, 08:37:11 AM
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i keep my nvidia with ewbf on nicehash, amd with claymore on nicehashminer on nicehash, and cpus on miningpoolhub using multipoolminer.  If nicehash starts supporting Lyra2z, then i'll switch my cpu to nicehash.  currently Lyra2z (zcoin) has been 3 to 4 times more profitable than cryptonight.

Why not use miningpoolhub for all your miners? They charge .9% fee  and you can exchange mined coins to coin of your choice for 0.2% additional fee.
So its 1.1% vs. 3% fee.
And what fee is paid using the nicehash miner?
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May 01, 2017, 08:45:43 AM
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i keep my nvidia with ewbf on nicehash, amd with claymore on nicehashminer on nicehash, and cpus on miningpoolhub using multipoolminer.  If nicehash starts supporting Lyra2z, then i'll switch my cpu to nicehash.  currently Lyra2z (zcoin) has been 3 to 4 times more profitable than cryptonight.

Why not use miningpoolhub for all your miners? They charge .9% fee  and you can exchange mined coins to coin of your choice for 0.2% additional fee.
So its 1.1% vs. 3% fee.
And what fee is paid using the nicehash miner?

You have a point.
But try using it on Linux or with ewbf miner Smiley

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May 01, 2017, 11:21:18 AM
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i keep my nvidia with ewbf on nicehash, amd with claymore on nicehashminer on nicehash, and cpus on miningpoolhub using multipoolminer.  If nicehash starts supporting Lyra2z, then i'll switch my cpu to nicehash.  currently Lyra2z (zcoin) has been 3 to 4 times more profitable than cryptonight.

Why not use miningpoolhub for all your miners? They charge .9% fee  and you can exchange mined coins to coin of your choice for 0.2% additional fee.
So its 1.1% vs. 3% fee.

miningpoolhub tends to be less because of the delay on exchanging coins on the exchanges, whereas with nicehash, i'm selling my hash to users that use nicehash services and not have to deal with exchanges.  I get paid in bitcoins, let someone else deal with the exchanges.

I don't have the time to be a day trader with the exchanges.

i have miningpoolhub set up as my backup though when nicehash fails.
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May 01, 2017, 12:28:55 PM
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Is there any chance of using excavator with another pool? Maybe with 1 minute fee? . Thank you .
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May 01, 2017, 01:47:52 PM
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Is there any chance of using excavator with another pool? Maybe with 1 minute fee? . Thank you .

I don't think excavator is tied to NiceHash pools.
It's a pretty good deal, actually.

Gateless Gate Sharp, an open-source ETH/XMR miner: http://bit.ly/2rJ2x4V
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May 03, 2017, 01:51:28 AM
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The first version of the OpenCL Pascal kernel seems to be working in the benchmark mode.
The speed is not bad at all at 634 M/h on RX 480. Now let me see if I can connect to pools...

Gateless Gate Sharp, an open-source ETH/XMR miner: http://bit.ly/2rJ2x4V
BTC: 1BHwDWVerUTiKxhHPf2ubqKKiBMiKQGomZ
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May 03, 2017, 02:54:42 AM
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The pool is accepting shares after fixing a simple bug. Phew!
I think I am getting used to the code base.
Let me see if I can port my Equihash kernel...

Gateless Gate Sharp, an open-source ETH/XMR miner: http://bit.ly/2rJ2x4V
BTC: 1BHwDWVerUTiKxhHPf2ubqKKiBMiKQGomZ
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May 03, 2017, 05:33:41 AM
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The pool is accepting shares after fixing a simple bug. Phew!
I think I am getting used to the code base.
Let me see if I can port my Equihash kernel...

if you can get the same speeds or better than ewbf, i'll consider moving my nvidia rigs back to nicehash... preferably better.  ewbf needs some competition again.
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May 03, 2017, 06:17:30 AM
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The pool is accepting shares after fixing a simple bug. Phew!
I think I am getting used to the code base.
Let me see if I can port my Equihash kernel...

if you can get the same speeds or better than ewbf, i'll consider moving my nvidia rigs back to nicehash... preferably better.  ewbf needs some competition again.

Oh, there will be a lot of goodies coming for both NVIDIA and AMD users.
Right now, we are focusing on getting popular algos up and running, but once they are all in place, we will work on performance enhancements. The good thing about the modular design of excavator is that it can easily handle dual- and triple-mining, among other things.

Gateless Gate Sharp, an open-source ETH/XMR miner: http://bit.ly/2rJ2x4V
BTC: 1BHwDWVerUTiKxhHPf2ubqKKiBMiKQGomZ
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May 03, 2017, 06:21:32 AM
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By the way, excavator turned out to be at least 5% faster than my open-source miner with Pascal on RX 480. Good stuff.

Gateless Gate Sharp, an open-source ETH/XMR miner: http://bit.ly/2rJ2x4V
BTC: 1BHwDWVerUTiKxhHPf2ubqKKiBMiKQGomZ
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May 03, 2017, 08:35:57 AM
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Oh, there will be a lot of goodies coming for both NVIDIA and AMD users.


What about Linux users?

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May 03, 2017, 09:11:25 AM
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Oh, there will be a lot of goodies coming for both NVIDIA and AMD users.


What about Linux users?

Our plan is to make excavator cross-platform, which, of course includes Linux.
I personally would like to see Mac support as well, but I am not so sure about that.

Gateless Gate Sharp, an open-source ETH/XMR miner: http://bit.ly/2rJ2x4V
BTC: 1BHwDWVerUTiKxhHPf2ubqKKiBMiKQGomZ
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May 03, 2017, 03:41:20 PM
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Complete noobie here - both on this forum (this is my first post) and on mining (only started two weeks ago).
Just wanted to thanks everybody on this forum, I learned a lot.

I started on my laptop - a mobile 1070 GTX, and I manage to get it to 410-415 sol/sec at 110 wats (voltage is not adjustable) with +160 clock and 600 mem (micron).

I also got a desktop 1070 Palit - which I managed to get to 430ish at 118 wats, voltage 0,831, +280 clock 600 mem.

In both cases I use 3 instances/threads (I found out I get more stability in the effective hashrate at nicehash/flypool)

Again thanks and keep up the good work!
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May 03, 2017, 10:08:34 PM
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Complete noobie here - both on this forum (this is my first post) and on mining (only started two weeks ago).
Just wanted to thanks everybody on this forum, I learned a lot.

I started on my laptop - a mobile 1070 GTX, and I manage to get it to 410-415 sol/sec at 110 wats (voltage is not adjustable) with +160 clock and 600 mem (micron).

I also got a desktop 1070 Palit - which I managed to get to 430ish at 118 wats, voltage 0,831, +280 clock 600 mem.

In both cases I use 3 instances/threads (I found out I get more stability in the effective hashrate at nicehash/flypool)

Again thanks and keep up the good work!

excavator was designed with people like you in mind.
Glad to hear it's working for you.

Gateless Gate Sharp, an open-source ETH/XMR miner: http://bit.ly/2rJ2x4V
BTC: 1BHwDWVerUTiKxhHPf2ubqKKiBMiKQGomZ
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May 04, 2017, 09:00:01 AM
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I am learning quite a bit from excavator's CUDA code for Equihash.
I may be able to catch up with Claymore and Optiminer after all...
If everything goes well, I should be able to get the first version of Equihash OpenCL kernel running tomorrow.

Gateless Gate Sharp, an open-source ETH/XMR miner: http://bit.ly/2rJ2x4V
BTC: 1BHwDWVerUTiKxhHPf2ubqKKiBMiKQGomZ
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