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Need tutorial on how to add new Algorithm
Can we get some tutorial on how to add new algorithm to our miners(i.e. ccminer)? Been waiting for Xevan and now there is new x16r algorithm out that we PimpOS users can't use. It's very frustrating because we don't know when the new algorithm is coming to PimpUp, and the longer we wait, the more profit we would loose since some of use try to mine those new coins before the difficulty goes up.
For ccminer, the process is very simple. You can get a pretty good tutorial here:
First, make sure the current build supports the algorithm you want to use. As of today, the list for ccminer looks like this:
-a, --algo=ALGO specify the hash algorithm to use bastion Hefty bastion bitcore Timetravel-10 blake Blake 256 (SFR) blake2s Blake2-S 256 (NEVA) blakecoin Fast Blake 256 (8 rounds) bmw BMW 256 cryptolight AEON cryptonight (MEM/2) cryptonight XMR cryptonight c11/flax X11 variant decred Decred Blake256 deep Deepcoin equihash Zcash Equihash dmd-gr Diamond-Groestl fresh Freshcoin (shavite 80) fugue256 Fuguecoin groestl Groestlcoin hmq1725 Doubloons / Espers jackpot JHA v8 keccak Deprecated Keccak-256 keccakc Keccak-256 (CreativeCoin) lbry LBRY Credits (Sha/Ripemd) luffa Joincoin lyra2 CryptoCoin lyra2v2 VertCoin lyra2z ZeroCoin (3rd impl) myr-gr Myriad-Groestl neoscrypt FeatherCoin, Phoenix, UFO... nist5 NIST5 (TalkCoin) penta Pentablake hash (5x Blake 512) phi BHCoin polytimos Politimos quark Quark qubit Qubit sha256d SHA256d (bitcoin) sha256t SHA256 x3 sia SIA (Blake2B) sib Sibcoin (X11+Streebog) scrypt Scrypt scrypt-jane Scrypt-jane Chacha skein Skein SHA2 (Skeincoin) skein2 Double Skein (Woodcoin) skunk Skein Cube Fugue Streebog s3 S3 (1Coin) timetravel Machinecoin permuted x8 tribus Denarius vanilla Blake256-8 (VNL) veltor Thorsriddle streebog whirlcoin Old Whirlcoin (Whirlpool algo) whirlpool Whirlpool algo x11evo Permuted x11 (Revolver) x11 X11 (DarkCoin) x13 X13 (MaruCoin) x14 X14 x15 X15 x16r X16R (Raven) x17 X17 wildkeccak Boolberry zr5 ZR5 (ZiftrCoin)
Next, create a user profile. Declare the algorithm as desired, setup the pool and wallet info, and fire it up in debug mode first to make sure its all working as expected.
Thanks, but that's not what I'm asking for. I see that CCMiner 2.2.5 already support x16r, don't know when we will get 2.2.5 in PimpUp. However, there is a "ccminer-xevan" out there, how can we add it to our PimpOS?
If you look above, you will note that the currently shipping version of ccminer supports x16r, and the version reports 2.2.5.
*** ccminer 2.2.5 for nVidia GPUs by tpruvot@github *** Built with the nVidia CUDA Toolkit 9.1 64-bits
So I am just a little confused by your request. Could you clarify? The version of ccminer currently shipped is 2.2.5 and supports x16r. When you do a
pimpupand update ccminer, it will fetch the current mainline source code from GitHub, and compile it up on your rig.
======= Starting update for nvidia-ccminer -> Backing up existing /opt/miners/ccminer to /opt/miners/ccminer.03-12-1453 Source type is: git -> Cloning -b linux https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer to /opt/miners/ccminer -> Updating submodules in /opt/miners/ccminer -> Executing autogen.sh -> Executing 'configure ' -> Executing make... This is the actual compiling and it may take up to 30 minutes on some systems. Typical compile time for sgminer is about 5 minutes, ccminer about 15 minutes.
As for the ccminer-xevan, there are multiple forks of the ccminer code base where third parties have added in xevan. We do not normally support many of these forks. By adding in a new algorithm to an existing miner, many third parties will also subvert the dev fees. This is not a good practice and impacts the original developer teams.
Regardless, the PiMP environment allows for you to simply pull any fork you desire, and build it following the maintainers instructions. 99% of the time, most trees will build without any issues. Occasionally you will need to resolve some dependancies. Once you have build an unsupported fork of a supported miner, you can simply replace the binary. IE, put the new ccminer with xevan into the directory
/opt/miners/ccmineras the file
The best resource for doing this is simply the GitHub repository for the miner fork you are working with.
Thanks! For some reason I thought the CCMiner we have in PimpOS at the moment is 2.2.4, could be because of the post here https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/10/setting-up-miner-profiles/2 stating 2018-1-25. I will run PimpUp on my system again later today and try out x16r.
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when we will get sgminer x16r for AMD GPU
We dont write the miners, so we dont know when a particular miner will support any algo.
If SGMiner currently does not support x16r on AMDs, it would be up to the authors of SGMiner to include it.
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