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Bminer is a highly optimized cryptocurrency miner that runs on modern NVIDIA GPUs (Maxwell and Pascal, i.e. GPUs that have compute capability 5.0 or above). Bminer is one of the fastest publicly available miners today – we use various techniques including tiling and pipelining to realize the full potentials of the hardware.


Bminer also comes with REST APIs to facilitate production deployments (e.g., mining farms).



Bminer supports mining Equihash-based coins (e.g., Zcash) with 2% of devfee.
Bminer supports mining Ethash-based coins (e.g., Ethereum) with 0.65% of devfee.
Bminer also supports dual mining mode - mining Ethash-based coins (e.g. Ethereum) and Blake14r-based coins (e.g. Decred) / Blake2s-based coins (e.g. Verge) at the same time. Devfee for the dual mining mode is 1.3% , and the second coin (e.g. Decred/Verge) is mined without devfee .
Bminer supports mining Tensority-based coins with 2% of devfee.


Features


Fast


Equihash mining on stock settings



735-745 Sol/s on GTX 1080Ti
450-460 Sol/s on GTX 1070
315-325 Sol/s on GTX 1060
Ethash mining on GTX 1080Ti stock settings (power: 250 W)


With 46.7 MH/s
Without OhGodAnETHlargementPill: 32.2 MH/s
Dual mining using automatic tuning (default) on GTX 1080Ti stock settings (power: 250 W)


With OhGodAnETHlargementPill:


ETH 46 MH/s and DCR 1000 MH/s
ETH 46 MH/s and XVG 1770 MH/s
Without OhGodAnETHlargementPill:


ETH 32 MH/s and DCR 2200 MH/s
ETH 32 MH/s and XVG 3750 MH/s
Bytom mining on stock settings:


1300 H/s on GTX 1080Ti
800 H/s on GTX 1070
Secure and reliable


SSL support
Automatic reconnects to recover from transient network failures
Automatic restarts if GPUs hang
Operation friendly


Comes with REST APIs to facilitate production deployments
Quickstart


To mine Zcash on nanopool:


Download and extract Bminer into a folder (e.g. C:\bminer or /home/bminer)
Edit mine.bat (mine sh on Linux) and change the address to the desired Zcash address that Bminer mines towards.
Open command line prompt and run mine.bat (mine sh).
To mine Ethereum on ethermine org:


Download and extract Bminer into a folder (e.g. C:\bminer or /home/bminer)
Edit mine_eth.bat (mine_eth.sh on Linux) and change the parameters according to ***
Open command line prompt and run mine_eth.bat (mine_eth sh).
To dual mine Ethereum and Decred:


Download and extract Bminer into a folder (e.g. C:\bminer or /home/bminer)
Edit mine_eth_dcr.bat (mine_eth_dcr.sh on Linux) and change the parameters according to ***
Open command line prompt and run mine_eth_dcr.bat (mine_eth_dcr sh).
To dual mine Ethereum and Verge:


Download and extract Bminer into a folder (e.g. C:\bminer or /home/bminer)


Edit mine_eth_xvg.bat (mine_eth_xvg.sh on Linux) and change the parameters according to ***


Open command line prompt and run mine_eth_xvg.bat (mine_eth_xvg.sh).


Download and extract Bminer into a folder (e.g. C:\bminer or /home/bminer)


Edit mine_btm.bat (mine_btm.sh on Linux) and change the parameters according to ***


Open command line prompt and run mine_btm.bat (mine_btm sh).


Downloads


Windows x64:



mega.nz/#!XXxn2SQR!lRbNKxugTesgfDygoXMbW4xdnPajJhK7ArwM5_rdEEQ


Release notes


14.1.0


Improve performance of AE / Grin on Turing cards.
Improve performance of AE / Grin on lower-end CPUs and Windows platforms.
Support mining beam on leafpool and nicehash.
Fix the regression where /api/v1/devices is occasionally unresponsive.


14.0.0
I
mproved Grin/AE mining speed.
Print fidelity information. It is a measure of the luck/miner correctness. Overtime, the number should be close to one. For miners running over two hours, the fidelity should be at least greater than 0.95.
Improved multi-card performance on Windows.
Improved the miner fidelity by 8%-10%. You will not see big local difference but you will see roughly 10% higher speed on the pool side.
Reduced reject chance.
Fixed equihash issue.
Fix the regression that the equihash miner fails to start on Windows.


13.2.0


Improve the performance of Turing GPUs when mining Grin.
Reduced rejected share chance for all cards.


13.1.0

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


13.0.0

30% performance improvement on Grin and AE.
Reduce the likelihood of rejected shares.


12.2.0

Optimize CPU usage.
Fix compatibility issues with grin-pool.org and grinmint.com.
Experimental support for Turing GPUs.
Allow bminer to run with older NVIDIA drivers.


12.1.0


50% performance improvement on Aeternity.
10% performance improvement on Grin.
Support 8GB cards on Windows 10.
Support SSL connections for Grin.


12.0.1


Experimental support mining Grin on NVIDIA GPUs. Currently bminer only supports the Cuckaroo29 algorithm.
100% performance improvement on the beam miner on NVIDIA GPUs compared to 11.4.1.
Bug fixes


11.4.1


Support AMD Crimson driver mining beam


11.4.0


Experimental support mining beam with AMD cards


11.3.0


Improve the performance of Aeternity for 6GB cards
Support mining beam over beepool
Output solution/s instead of nounce/s when mining beam


11.2.0


Experimental support for Beam.


11.1.0

Experimental support for Aeternity.


11.0.0
Support ETH/BTM dual mine.


10.7.0


Fix -devices value option bug in 10.6.0.
Fix a bug in GET /api/v1/status/device api.


10.6.0


Require CUDA 9.2 or above for this version.
Substantially increase BTM mining speed, e.g. 4650H/s on 1080Ti now.

10.5.0



Require CUDA 9.2 or above for this version.
Substantially increase BTM mining speed, e.g. 4500H/s on 1080Ti now.
Maximum temperature is monitored more precisely.
Support BTG mining on zhash.pro pool.


10.4.0


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


10.3.0


Make API robust and accessible even when GPUs are hung.
Support ethproxy protocol pools, such as dwarfpool, to display worker names.


10.2.0


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


10.1.0


Fix performance regression in BTM mining.


10.0.0


Support mining Zhash (Equihash with parameter set 144,5) based coins.
Substantially increase BTM mining speed again (up to another 30%).
Support reported hashrate feature on ETH pools.


9.1.0


Experimental support for mining Bytom (BTM).
Optimize the performance of automatic tuning in dual mining mode.
Start REST APIs much faster than previous versions.
Improve compatibility of mining Ethereum on Nicehash pool.

8.0.0



Support a dual mining mode for Ethereum (ETH, Ethash) and Decred (DCR, blake14r) / Verge (XVG, blake2s) without affecting Ethereum mining performance.
Automatically tune mining performance in dual mining mode.
Support dual mining mode in launcher and dashboard GUI.
Add scripts to download third party software OhGodAnETHlargementPill to improve Ethereum mining performance on GTX 1080/1080Ti.
Introduce new REST APIs to display stratum/solver/device status.


7.0.0


Experimental support for mining Ethereum.
Various usability improvements on the launcher GUI.
Create a lite distribution without the launcher GUI.


6.1.0


Fix potential regression caused by 6.0.0 for GPUs mounting on risers.
Improve mining algorithm stability.


6.0.0


Failover server supports. Supply multiple uris (separated by commas) via the -uri option to enable the failover support.
A launcher GUI for Windows.
Reduce reject rate caused by stale shares.
0.3-0.5% performance improvement depending on card models.
Fix inaccurate metrics at the start of Bminer.
Reduce CPU usage the start of bminer.
Support miner.reconnect().
Experimental support for miningrigrentals.
A new option -no-runtime-info to disable runtime information collection.


5.5.0


Show the fan speed in both console and UI.
Fix compatibility issues for pool.miningspeed.com.
Fix a bug that causes Bminer fails to start on Windows under some configuration.


5.4.0


Fix a reconnection issue in the network layer.
Show additional statistics in console.
Allow cross-domain requests to access the API.
Fix the compatibility issue with docker.
Introduce the option -share-check to make the time of recovering from no accepted shares configurable.


5.3.0


Experimental support for EthOS / Ubuntu 14.04.
Support AMD K10 CPUs.
Automatically restart hanged network connections.
Improve compatibilities with mining rigs with more than 8 cards.


5.2.0


Introduced the option -logfile to append the logs into a file.
Minor optimization on Windows for cards that are mounted on the risers.
Improve compatibility for NiceHash.


5.1.0


Support NiceHash.
Fix unstable network connections in 5.0.0.
Fix performance regressions for 1080Ti under Linux.


5.0.0


Minor performance improvement for GTX 1060.
Fixed performance regressions in 4.0.0 on Windows.
Optimization on the networking layer.
Show GPU ID in case of hardware errors.
Introduced the option -no-timestamps which suppresses the timestamps in the logging messages.


4.0.0


Minor performance improvement.
Support older CPUs like Core 2 Duo.
Support mining rigs that have more than 8 GPUs.
Support luckpool org.
Removed the polling option.
Introduced the option -max-network-failures which allows Bminer to exit after consecutive network failures.
Various improvement on the UI.
Localization for Russian and Chinese.


3.0.0


Minor performance improvement.
Disable CPU polling by default.
Introduce a Web-based dashboard.
Support slushpool.

2.1.0



Add the -polling option to make GPU polling configurable.
Disabling polling reduces the CPU usage but it might reduce the performance in some configurations.


Improve the stability of the network connections.
First public release for Linux.


2.0.0


First public release.


 

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