miniZ a new fast and friendly Equihash <144,5> miner


#21

Hi ssong,
When you run multiple instances one of them crashes? Is this what happens? Can you tell us what is the error in the console, or post a screenshot?

So far, we failed to succeed when trying to reproduce this behavior. We suppose this is not common. We will keep testing this.

We have been working on a new version and introducing some more optimizations.

Let us know if you have any suggestion. Thank you for the feedback! :slightly_smiling_face:
Cheers


#22

I am currently running miniz end process -> restart every 24h automatically.

I will pause and post an error message.
Thank you very much!

However, the error code on the processor seemed a difficult message to handle if I did not have a symbol file.


#23

문제 이벤트 이름: APPCRASH
응용 프로그램 이름: miniZ.exe
응용 프로그램 버전: 0.0.0.0
응용 프로그램 타임스탬프: 5c48fe0f
오류 모듈 이름: miniZ.exe
오류 모듈 버전: 0.0.0.0
오류 모듈 타임스탬프: 5c48fe0f
예외 코드: c0000005
예외 오프셋: 00000000001732e2
OS 버전: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
로캘 ID: 1042
추가 정보 1: 22a6
추가 정보 2: 22a64ce4dbd1793ce74c6a816dcb8ecf
추가 정보 3: 6a4c
추가 정보 4: 6a4c70f9782d9cd6323fda757f4734ac

==========================================

I stopped restart process end process -> restart 24h automatically,
and I get error messega above.

running time : 40h 21min
1 cpu - 6 gpu - 3 different account

and… exception code c0000005 is. C++ stackoverflow. you know.

plz check this.

Thank you very much.


#24

Hi ssong,
thanks a lot for your patience and feedback! :slight_smile:
We hope the new miniZ version will work better for you.
Let us know how it went.
Cheers


#25

Hi everyone,

thanks for staying with us, for your support and feedback. :slight_smile:

There is a new miniZ version v1.1k available for download @ https://miniz.ch

  • Speed improvement up to ~6%, depending on GPU.
  • Modified miner behavior when all user pools’ connection is lost: miner stops mining and tries to reconnect every minute.
  • Cleaner console exit status for better OS management.
  • Bug fixes.

Hive OS support @ https://miniz.ch/2019/02/22/hive-os-support-2/

Sol/s:

  • GTX 1050 2GB ~19-20 Sol/s
  • GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ~20-22 Sol/s
  • GTX 1060 3GB ~36-40 Sol/s
  • GTX 1070 8GB ~59-65 Sol/s
  • GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ~64-74 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 8GB ~65-73 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ~88-96 Sol/s
  • RTX 2070 8GB ~63-71 Sol/s

Use Cuda 10.0 versions with the RTX GPUs. For the other GPUs you should test and see which performs best.

For more information, download, and support check the website: https://miniz.ch/
Download miniZ miner here: https://miniz.ch/download/

***** It is advisable to always download from miniZ website, and always verify the checksum. *****

Happy BTG mining!


#26

At these hash rates, miners are very close to break-even, even in US States with relatively high cost of power - despite the bear market.

Thanks for continuing to push the performance and keeping us mining!


#27

Thanks for the encouragement.
We’ll do our best to keep BTG mining profitable :slight_smile:


#28

Hi everyone,

do you want to start mining BTG using miniZ and don’t know how to start?

Follow the link below and find a few examples that will help you get off to a smooth start.

Happy BTG mining!

Cheers


#29

All issues have been resolved.

There was a new error in the 1.1k version,
It seems to be fundamentally based on my nvidia driver version.

windows 7, 1080ti, cuda8 1.1k
Give the 382.53 Nvidia driver.

I updated it to 419.17 and I have no problem for a few days.

Considering that there was no problem with the past EWBF or other minors I used, it seems to be a very unique peculiarity.

Your home page says win / cuda 8 376.51 or higher,
but, I think 39x or 4xx or more is required.

Thank you!


#30

Hi ssong

thank you for the update.
Good that the new driver version solved the issue.

Since you now have nvidia driver 419.17 installed, you could try miniZ cuda 10. It might improve the performance.

What we recommend is based on NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit and Compatible Driver Versions information that you can find here (see Table 1., indicates the minimum driver version that is required). However, each person should try and check which is the best driver version for their own set up, just as you did! :slightly_smiling_face:

Cheers


#31

Hi everyone,

We realized that some of you struggle with some issues when starting mining BTG using Windows.

We hope this will help you get started.

If you have any question drop us a message at the end of the post. It is likely we’ll need to tweak the post in the future. :slightly_smiling_face:

Check also our FAQ page.

Happy BTG mining!


#32

Very nice!

Can you also post a version showing a BTG example? We’d love to promote it. (Very little additional effort for you.)


#33

Hi MentalNomad,
hope this is OK! :slight_smile:
Cheers


#34

Hi everyone,

thanks for your support and feedback. :slight_smile:

There is a new miniZ version v1.2l available for download @ https://miniz.ch

  • miniZ GUI Launcher v1.0. (Windows)
  • Improved miner API.
  • Minor speed improvements for 144,5.
  • Fixed –intensity option. Express in percentage [0,100].
  • Other bug fixes.

Hive OS support @ https://miniz.ch/2019/03/17/hive-os-support-3/

Sol/s:

  • GTX 1050 2GB ~19-20 Sol/s
  • GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ~20-22 Sol/s
  • GTX 1060 3GB ~36-40 Sol/s
  • GTX 1070 8GB ~59-65 Sol/s
  • GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ~64-74 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 8GB ~65-73 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ~88-96 Sol/s
  • RTX 2070 8GB ~63-71 Sol/s

Use Cuda 10.0 versions with the RTX GPUs. For the other GPUs you should test and see which performs best.

For additional information check our Usage and/or FAQ pages.
Download miniZ miner here: https://miniz.ch/download/

*** It is advisable to always download from miniZ website, and always verify the checksum. ***

Happy BTG mining!


#35

Hi everyone,

Windows-BTG mining guide page was updated with reference to the new GUI launcher. https://miniz.ch/btg-mining-windows/

For detailed information about miniZ GUI check here:

Happy BTG mining!


#36

Hi everyone,

thank you to Bitcoin Gold community for your support and feedback.
miniZ is growing better in each version.

There is a new miniZ miner version v1.2m!

Download @ https://miniz.ch

  • Speed improvements for 144,5. Major boost for RTX GPUs.
  • Fee shares excluded from statistics.
  • --show-pers to show personalization string.
  • --smart-pers to use personalization string ‘auto’ if available, otherwise use specified pers.
  • --show-solratio to show number of solutions per iteration.
  • --oc1/--oc2 for boost in performance when applying OCs to GPUs.**
  • Help with new look. Run miniZ.exe --nocolor --help to exclude colors (Win7).
  • Improved stability.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Performance:

  • GTX 1050 2GB ~19-20 Sol/s
  • GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ~20-22 Sol/s
  • GTX 1060 3GB ~36-40 Sol/s
  • GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ~64-74 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 8GB ~67-74 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ~90-100 Sol/s
  • RTX 2070 8GB ~68-77 Sol/s
  • RTX 2080 Ti 11GB ~122-131 Sol/s

Use Cuda 10.0 versions with the RTX GPUs. For the other GPUs you should test and see which performs best.

Hive OS support

For additional information check our Usage and/or FAQ pages.
Download miniZ miner here: https://miniz.ch/download/

***** It is advisable to always download from miniZ website, and always verify the checksum. *****

Happy BTG mining!


#37

At 1080ti there was a nearly 5% performance improvement!!

In previous versions, the stack overflow error was reduced, but it was still quite common, so I was running the “error detection - kill - restart” script code together.

Thank you for always updating this update!


#38

Hi ssong,

It is great to know you had a nice performance improvement. :slight_smile:

It is hard to understand what can be causing the crash. Sorry about this.
Can you post here the miniZ log output right before this happens? You can just copy this information from the logfile and paste it here.

Thanks!
Cheers


#39

oh, I just attached --log parameter.

I will paste it here. Thank you.