2017-10-29 Oct Announcements: Trick or Treat! Come unwrap your delicious new releases! You’ll be making more coins in no time.
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:
gputoolhas 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
gputoolfor 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
pimpupin 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 --test 1does 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.
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