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The Future of PiMP: To 3.0 and Beyond!
The PiMP platform is evolving quickly along with the changes to the AMD drivers and their relationship with the Linux kernel. Here's what to expect under the hood over the next few months:
PiMP 2.5.1 releases in April using CUDA 9.1 and the PiMP 4.15 Cheesesteak kernel.
PiMP 2.6 is in the works for June, and will be based on Linux 4.16.
Keeping on the latest technology means being the first to support new GPUs, coins, and miners, as well as squeezing every last hash from your cards.
In addition to this amazing kernel work by the PiMP developer family in moving toward PiMP 3.0 generation, there are some headline features to be announced in the coming months.
PiMP 3.0 is going to give you much more control over miner versions and PiMP packages using the apt package system. For instance, you will be able to choose among versions of a miner and pick the one that works great for you. And the ability to provide more updates via pimpup instead of requiring a reimage, this is something that everyone loves.
Support Team Shout Outs
THIS ONE GOES OUT TO OUR FAVORITE AI
This month we wanted to focus on our favorite PiMP command tool: helpme
We've tapped our shiny red rigs together three times and the PiMP team is excited to announce that after consulting the man behind the curtain, helpme is getting a brain!
Getting smarter, faster, and easier, the next generation of helpme is going to look at the logs and tell you if it sees any problems. This will help you keep your rigs up and running smooth. And less troubleshooting time is more profit for you.
FIND THE LOVE OF YOUR MINE ON OUR FORUM
With future changes coming to your favorite coins, you'll need the functionality of a miner that can switch to other coins. Let PiMP come to your rescue because we have lots of examples for how to quickly adjust to changes in the new market with new miners and regular updates. Since we are by miners, for miners, we fulfill as many feature requests as we can. Check out the posts in the product news section on the forum for the latest changelogs, release notes, and coin announcements! This month we added updates for claymore dual, bminer, dstm, ethminer, and over 12 new coins! Don't want to wait for releases? Go to getpimp.org/beta to sign up for the Beta team.
SPRING CLEANING PiMP STYLE
We are underway renovating our entire web presence, and integrating all things PiMP and Miner.Farm into one site, built from scratch using up to date tools.
This means that using PiMP and Miner.Farm will be easier than ever; all your account information will be in one place for both PiMP OS purchases and Miner.Farm subscriptions, and you will be able to manage them from one place. With this comes a much improved interface, with far more flexible tools to manage your rigs and farm.
Phase One will give you a unified account; all your purchases and subscriptions in one place for both PiMP OS and Miner.Farm. We want to make sure this essential piece is working perfectly with payment providers and our internal accounting so the rollout is not in the immediate future, but it is first on the list for release, and we will be certain to let you know as the day approaches!
Beta Team Business Tips
GET THE LATEST WITH THE PiMP DEV TEAM
We have a weekly customer support call that is now open to all PiMP users! Come for insider updates, hear the latest support developments and get facetime with our developers and extended family.
Disaster recovery plans for large farms
Strategy in a down market: What to do when you have to sell coins to pay bills?
Tips for smooth RMAs (Return Merchandise Authorization)
Getting more out of older hardware
Look for us in the Discord Chat on Wednesdays!
Trick or Treat! Come unwrap your delicious new releases! You’ll be making more coins in no time.
Major Support Revamp!
The PiMP Forum has given a new home to crypto fans and miners! We built out a modern, mobile friendly, well-organized and professionally maintained forum for all PiMPs to share ideas and to make it even faster and easier to mine with PiMP and miner.farm! Big thanks to Anjin, Emily, and Dbct for this treasure. We also use Single-Sign-on so you can easily use your getpimp.org account username and password on the forum.
PiMP OS News:
All major bugs fixed: AMD UEFI and 5+ GPU support, 4G decoding, AMD ETH DAG fix, networking issues on validation. ALL FIXED!
PiMP 2.3 is here! New images. New kernels. New NVIDIA drivers. New AMDGPU drivers. New overclocking tools. All served with the same support and community included with all of our PiMP and Miner.Farm products! And all with the time-tested quality assurance you are accustomed to with PiMP software for all these years.
Simpler versioning: No more rc numbers. 2.3.30 is the build number for these releases.
PiMP OS for AMD Gets a much much needed overhaul: The 2.3 AMD release works for all supported AMD cards.
PiMP 2.0 is now retired: In other words, you can now have a 390 and a RX-470 in your PiMP 2.3-amd rig. You can also have 7xxx and 2xx series cards in the same rig but they may underperform on the amdgpu driver.
TO DOWNLOAD: Go to your https://getpimp.org/home-landing/my-downloads page.
PIMP OS for NVIDIA: nothing major here, just incorporated all of the previous bug fixes, features, optimizations and updates since v2.2.2-nvidia (v2.2-rc2-nvidia)
Crypto Mining and PiMP have had ROCKET growth in 2017:
In 2017 so far, PiMP received several major version releases: 1.9/2.0 were released as a set supporting legacy and modern AMD GPUs (See: Which PiMP is right for you), followed by 2.1 released supporting NVidia. During this time we saw record numbers in growth, as the preferred mining platform to support nvidia users for Linux! In the meantime we had some major growth in NVidia mining needs and we addressed those needs with the 2.2-nvidia release.
During this time, some of our users experienced difficulty with stability due to explosive growth based on our features and performance. In response, we expanded the team with more subject matter experts, redesigned and deployed our infrastructure, and have been experiencing smooth sailing since.
Alongside this rocket growth, Miner.Farm has seen great improvements in fixes, structure, and setup. Improvements have streamlined the product to be able to handle even the most hardened miners out there. Sign up for a free account with Miner.Farm and capture realtime graphing of your rig’s performance!
Highlighted infrastructure updates:
Miner.farm code has been getting multiple overhauls at each component to provide more network robustness, security, and accuracy.
We’ve upgraded our server fleet to handle the 100+ rig farms we have running simultaneously online. We are constantly evaluating, testing, and improving the infrastructure.
The download servers have been upgraded and scale with demand to ensure swift download and install.
We are evaluating and working with a number of payment processors such as Coinpayments, Stripe, and Coinbase to improve the sales and subscription processes.
Highlighted new features:
gputool has been completely rebuilt, and now will set clocks and fans on both Nvidia and AMD cards. If you were using other scripts or other methods to set fans or clocks, switch to gputool for the latest feature support. (For details how to use gputool, Check out our gputool post in forum.getpimp.org’s Overclocking section.)
Are your stats wrong? Are you getting 0mh/s but the miner is running? Does it say screen is terminating without starting the miner? Does the miner not run? Does the miner screen exit? Here is how to fix it in 4 quick steps:
Run the command pimpup in the terminal and update both the PiMP software, as well as the miner you are running.
Does this profile run fine with the defaults? For example, profile 2501 uses ewbfminer and you can restore the default config with: del nvidia.ewbf.zcash.pcfg and then run it with: pimp --test 1 (if it is miner id #1 in the pimp --list).
If pimp --test 1 does not show you the right information you can go a step further and run without stats and without the screen. This is just for testing: pimp --debug 1
If you run fine with the default conf then you know it's your conf that is the problem. Double check it with checkconf command.
If you’re having any other problems, come join us in our Discord Channel!
You can now add and remove miners on the miner.farm website! To add a miner, the Agent Settings panel now displays the GPUs in the agent host, and allows you to add miners using the profiles on the rig. Miners can be removed from the Miner Settings panel. (See the miner.farm section on the forum for an easy guide.)
Check out more hardware details about your rigs on your miner.farm panel by clicking the Miner Settings button on a rig in your Farm view.
STAY ON TOP OF THE LATEST UPDATES
PiMPUP reminder - stay on top of the latest updates by entering “pimpup” in your terminal screen.
Chat in real-time with other miner.farm members from around the world and the dev team by joining our Discord Channel!
We are pleased to have created a new PiMP Beta team to increase the quality, stop bugs, and streamline testing and releasing of updates and new images. So far we have had a nice range of miners from relatively new hobby miners, to large garage pimps, to the largest megawatt datacenters running hundreds of PIMP rigs!
blackice has been promoted from Beta to Testing/Support team and has been helping pimps on the forum and the discord with a great attitude. Special thanks to blackice!
With being one of the first platforms to support Linux users, and the explosion of the Nvidia market this year, we’re excited to see lots of new great miners with great ideas for how to use our tools to optimize your mining experience. In the future, you can expect to see us feature cool new rig designs and some awesome workshop articles.
Thank you for being a part of the PiMP community. We appreciate each of you and we cheer for your success.
CEO, Portable Instant Mining Platform
Hey PiMPs! We’re bringing you what may be our best news yet: PiMP now officially supports Nvidia.
Our development team has been hard at work to bring PiMP to the green side – after all, it shouldn’t matter what colours you wear: every miner deserves to be PiMPed out!
PiMP 2.0 Nvidia is now fully integrated with miner.farm, along with a slew of other features, including:
A free, base subscription to miner.farm,
The latest drivers,
Regular updates via the “pimpup” command,
Stable and reliable OS,
24/7 support in our IRC channel, #PiMP
A special thanks to Epsylon3 of ccminer fame for helping us troubleshoot and integrate his miner into the PiMP OS.
We’ve got bugfixes galore! The desktop GUI problems have been eliminated, thanks to our development team and our contributor, Snipa, who runs xmrpool.net.
We’ve also just released the RC 16 version of 1.9 for fglrx, and 2.0 for amdgpu
Its here and we have a major update / bugfix (please run your pimpup in terminal)
PIMP version 2.0 does not have a desktop GUI memory leak problem any more thanks to our dev team and our contributor snipa from xmrpool.net
Today we also released the RC 16 version of the 1.9 fglrx and the 2.0 amdgpu-pro these versions have all the updates and fixes in them , you can also get them by using our update tool called pimpup.
Switching from a non-api miner to a api miner works now in minerfarm agent.
For the latest user guide look no further just click the link https://getpimp.org/guide2/
To see what was changed and what upgrades/updates where made please check out the links.
For the 2.0: https://getpimp.org/shop/pimp
For the 1.9: https://getpimp.org/shop/pimp
For the 2.0 Nvidia version: https://getpimp.org/shop/pimp
MINERFARM UPDATE NEWS!!!
Today we also released an update to our miner.farm the biggest update is that we are now able to give you hashrates from no api miners like claymore and uptiminer.
This update is also in the pimpup and our latest download release.
CUSTOMER UPDATE NEWS!!!
As development gets bigger and there will be a price increase current pimp price till 31 march 2017 will be 25 dollar after 31 march 2017 this will be 30 dollar.
NEW HELPME TOOL!!!!
The new way of viewing our helpme tool is totally revamped to make it a clear view.
This is one of our frontline tools to best help you get your miner info and showing you and us here the problem is so you or with a bit of our help kan fix it
As the year is just 2 months old these 2 months have been major for pimp and we hope that our updates and fixes work well for everyone.
If you find anything out of place or not working please let us know, we at pimp try to make mining accessible for everyone again.
We from pimp are always looking for bloggers,vloggers and youtubers if you seen our product and want to write a blogg or make a youtube please contact us via mail (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ) or come to our irc channel.
pimpup updates (all miners updated each week)
Updated pimp-minerfarm agent service to accommodate changes to xmrig because xmrig unified their miners. actions are required to accommodate their new setup:
it now installs to /opt/miners/xmrig dir, with xmrig binary. This means you will have to edit or recreate your pcfg files to match the new setup (the stuff at the bottom has changed)
You will need to do pimp --delete and pimp --add to delete and re-add the miner profiles (this doesn't change the pcfgs)
xmrig profile numbers changed: 3151, 3152, 3153
details here: https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/7953/xmrig-unified-new-profiles-changed-to-3151-3152-3153