lolMiner 0.6 - alpha preview is available (1080ti: 89sol/s, 1080: 54 sol/s, Vega 64: 44sol/s)


#1

Hi folks,

I recently released lolMiner 0.5 which is a Equihash 144/5, 192/7, 96/5 and 210/9 miner for AMD GPUs based on OpenCL.

You can download it here:
Click me (0.5 Linux)
Click me (0.5 Windows)

0.6 Alpha Branch:
Github: https://github.com/Lolliedieb/lolMiner-preview
Releases: https://github.com/Lolliedieb/lolMiner-preview/releases

Usage:
For mining BTG the standard line to start the miner from CMD looks like
Linux: ./lolMiner --coin BTG --pool --port --user --pass
Windows: lolMiner.exe --coin BTG --pool --port --user --pass

For more options please read the lolMiner_manual.pdf shipped with the miner. lolMiner 0.5 supports fail-over pools, configuration files (easy sharing between Rigs and easy switching between coins), automatic worker names, a simple statistics reading API, logging to text file and many more features.

Performance (0.5) :
Current tests for 144/5 on some AMD cards:
RX Vega 64: ~38 sol/s
RX 580: ~25 sol/s
RX 560: ~12.5 sol/s
(These benchmarks were half hour averages)

Performance (0.6 alpha) :
Current tests for 144/5 on some AMD cards:
RX Vega 64: ~44 sol/s
RX 580: ~28 sol/s
R9 390x: ~33 sol/s
R9 290x: ~24 sol/s

On Nvidia cards:
1080ti: 89 sol/s
1080: 53-56 sol/s
1070: 42-45 sol/s

Support:

The official support thread for this miner is on bitcointalk but I will also have a look here from time to time to pick up questions, wishes and so on. Every feedback appreciated.

Have fun mining!


Post of the Month - October 2018
#2

Fabulous work, @Lolliedieb, which helps fill in a weak area in the mining space. There are few options for AMD miners when it comes to 144/5, so all the projects that have adopted 144/5 are deeply appreciative of your hard work and excellent miners.


#3

Hi Miners,

I just want to know that you can help me actively making lolMiner 0.6 a better product. How?
Well I just put a github page online with a first version of the new miner.

Changes are (so far):

  • removed all algorithms except Equihash 144/5 (for the others the new codes are not yet ready)
  • Put in a new faster mining code that also reduces the memory demand (approx 1850 MB now)
  • Updated the API to make it work better with mining OSes and other watchdogs

Estimated speeds:
AMD:
RX 580: 27-28 sol/s (my own test machine)
R9 390x: 33-34 sol/s (user feedback)
R9 290x: 25 sol/s (user feedback)

Nvidia:
GTX 1080ti: 89 sol/s (user feedback)
GTX 1080: 53-56 sol/s (my own test machine)
GTX 1070: 42 sol/s (my own test machine, 70%PT)

How you can help:
Just test it out and report bugs to the github issues tracker.

You can find the repository here:

The releases are here:

Plans:
I will release new versions of this alpha build every few days in the next weeks. I plan to do a new host side back end for mining that should get rid of the instabilities and too high CPU load on some machines.

Happy mining!


Post of the Month - October 2018
#4

Hey… Does this mean AMD cards with 3GB memory can mine BTG? Sweet!


#5

Yes, but partially this was possible before.

The older AMD cards (GCN 1) allowed only to use about 75% of the available for compute, while the newer allow 100% when no screen is attached.
That especially was valid for the Tahiti cards (R9 280x) - they allowed to use ~2304 MB out of the avail 3072 MB only. They now work, but also some newer 2G cards, e.g. RX 460 2G

So we have:
GCN 1, 2G Cards (e.g. R7 265) : Can not mine BTG yet
GCN 2 or newer, 2G Card (e.g. RX 460 2G): Mines BTG with lolMiner 0.6 and no screen attached
GCN 1, 3G Cards (e.g. R9 280x): Mines BTG with lolMiner 0.6 with and without screen, do not work with lolMiner 0.5
GCN 2 or newer, 3G+ card: Mines BTG with lolMiner 0.5 and newer, but 0.6 is likely faster.

Hope that clears your question :slight_smile:


#6

It does. It’s great to have this info out there for folks; thanks.


#7

really???

thank you for your presence.

I will test it and share it with here && korea community. \

Thank you.


#8

I have old tahiti gpu 7950, its work on lol 0.6?


#9

In the future, whats my old gpu (asus 7950) still can mine btg? It just has 3 gb memory, i have’n money to buy gtx 1080 ti. How many and minimum memory must be have an gpu to mine btg…now and for future?


#10

I have to admit I did not test that yet, but in theory a 7950 should work with lolMiner 0.6 alpha. But I can not say yet at what performance.

I can later try the offline compiler to check if the code compiles for that machine. If yes it should work.


#11

thanks.now i used 0.5, and work well. we will wait your test with old gpu, i guess…its better if you can optimizer our old gpu such as small memori gpu or made a lol with suport old gpu, because we know…still much user use their old gpu, its mean many people participate mine and the distributed coin can be globaly (ii take a btcz campain : every people in the world can have 1 btcz… in this comunity/btg … may be hapen).


#12

hi lol,
i was download and try lol 0.6 and work well, i would like to say thank you
in 0.5 i had 15-16 has at my amd asus 7950
now 0.6 i had 19.9 - 20.0/21/22 sol/s stable at 19.9 - 20 sol/s

great job


#13

hi lol,…
i like with interface of lol 0.6 ,its simple, i m using amd gpu, n there isnt gpu fan n temp information, is on nvidia gpu just the same? its better if you give information of gpu fan and gpu temperature.