Since 2013 this thread was home for Smelter, the first public GPU miner for (then hot and great) Quark coin. Time passed, Quark almost faded away, open-source miners catched up, OpenCL code of Smelter got published and now old good Smelter for Quark algo is retired. Now I'm returning to this project to make an universal, versatile and hopefully the fastest miner. Currently it's way behind sgminer and friends in area of usability and GPU control. (At the moment of writing it's just ugly, to say the truth)The current 0.7 version
is released with WhirlpoolX kernel and can mine only Vanillacoin.
This version is free, there is no hidden fee, enforced donations or speed reduction. Also there is no solo mining (use Stratum proxy if you really need it) and Linux version (wait, it's going to be release)
Tested only with single 280x, but those cards should work:
Juniper (6770, 6750, 5750, 5770)
Pitcairn (7850, 7870, Curacao: 265, 270, 270X)
Tahiti (7870, 7950, 7970, 280, 280X)
Hawaii (290, 290X)
[TODO: collect and put here reported hashing speeds; my 280x gets ~540MH/s with overclocking]
Download zip archive, unpack, edit cmd file with pool address, username and password and launch edited cmd.
To get the best performance first find the best worksize for your GPU by changing '-W 64' in .cmd file to -W 128 or 256, select the best value, lower memclock and start to raise core clock. Keep an eye '5s:' speed, it catches up quickly.
-? [ --help ] This help message
--copyrights Print libraries copyright message(s)
-o [ --url ] arg pool url (ex: -o http://pool:port )
-u [ --user ] arg Pool username
-p [ --pass ] arg Pool password
-w [ --worksize ] arg Worksize
-g [ --gputhreads ] arg Threads per GPU
-D [ --debug ] Enable debug output
There isn't much to be configured. User can play with worksize (64, 128 and 256) and number of threads. To flood the screen with tons of diagnostics use --debug. Before claiming that I violated GPL, take a look at 'smelter --copyrights' output. To exit, use control-C or type any letter and then ENTER.