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    pimpup 20181130:

    Added gmonitor utility to view nvidia device resource usage.
    Added ubqminer (amd+nvidia ethminer fork) (currently v0.17.0-alpha.1) for ubiq fork + ubqminer.pcfg + profile 3321.
    Added wildrig-multi (amd multi-algo miner) (currently v0.13.4) + wildrig-multi.pcfg + profile 1871.
    Updated minerfarm service to get better stats for bminer when in dual mining mode.
    Updated avermore to v1.4.1-13.
    Updated bminer to v10.7.0.
    Updated cast-xmr to v1.6.5.
    Updated cryptodredge to 0.12.0 and added pipe/dedal examples to the pcfg.
    Updated ethminer to v0.18.0-alpha1.
    Updated lolminer to v0.6-alpha3.
    Updated sgminer-fancyix to v5.6.1-nicehash-5
    Updated t-rex to v0.8.3 and added x21s ritocoin examples to the pcfg.
    Updated teamredminer to v0.3.8 and added logging+logrotate support.
    Updated z-enemy to v1.25.
    Notes: xmr-stak/xmr-aeonstak work with amd, amd+cpu, nvi, nvi+cpu, but not amd+nvi. Researching why.

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    pimpup 20181214:

    Added new miner wildrig-multi (v0.14.0) for amd new altcoin mining.
    Added better network and error checking and detection in pimpkey validation.
    Added jitter to agent update to improve miner.farm graph quality.
    Cleaned up helpme images, webui and some of the verbage; simplified service reporting.
    Fixed GPU data not collected by agent until service restart!
    Fixed startup.sh instructions.
    Fixed pimpup to deploy environment updates immediately after pimpup.
    Fixed desktop stats to stay on the screen more reliably when using the GUI.
    Updated cast-xmr to v1.6.5; improved mf stats integration.
    Updated cryptodredge to v0.14.0 (added x21s, lyra2vc0ban, lyra2rev3.)
    Updated phoenixminer to v4.0b (added ubqhash); integrated stats to miner.farm.
    Updated gminer to v1.10 (cuda equihash miner); integrated stats to miner.farm.
    Updated lolminer to v0.6a4.
    Updated sgminer-fancyix to v5.6.1-nicehash-6 (
    Updated t-rex to v0.8.8.
    Updated xmr-aeonstak profiles to split into amd 3201, cpu 3202, nvidia 3203 profiles.
    Updated xmr-stak to v2.7.1; split into amd 3251, cpu 3252, nvidia 3253 profiles.
    Updated z-enemy to v1.28.
    Removed ubqminer (deprecated) - use phoenixminer for ubqhash.

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    pimpup 20190103:
    Happy New Year to the pimps! Thanks for your support.
    Updated bminer to v11.1.0 (adds dual ethash+btm support).
    Updated cast-xmr to v1.6.6.
    Updated claymore-dual to v12.0.
    Updated cryptodredge to v0.15.2. (adds MTP support).
    Updated ethminer to v0.18.0-alpha.3-18.
    Updated gminer to v1.14.
    Updated lolminer to v0.6s.
    Updated sgminer-fancyix to beta5gp2 (adds lyra2REv3 support).
    Updated t-rex to v0.8.9.
    Added 1211 xmrig-amd; 2211 xmrig-nvidia; 3151 xmrig-cpu miners (install with pimpup.)
    Fixed gminer to properly detect whether it was running or not.

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    pimpup 20190110:

    Added better error checking and db creation logic to pimpkey for upcoming new image releases.
    Fixed log rotation config file permissions issue that affected some rigs log rotation.
    Updated bminer to v11.4.0 (Switched to AMD+NVIDIA miner. Added Aeternity, BEAM. BEAM supports AMD!)
    Updated cryptodredge to v0.16.0 (Adds x16rt(VEIL), Lyra2zz(LAPO)).
    Updated gminer to v1.15 (Adds BEAM).
    Updated t-rex to v0.9.1 (Adds x16rt (Veil), sha256q (Pyrite)).
    Updated wildrig-multi to v0.15.1 (Adds MTP, x16rt(VEIL), SHA256q, SHA256t).
    Updated xmr-aeonstak to v2.7.1 (cnheavy boost).
    Updated sgminer-fancyix to beta5gp3 (Adds lyra2Zz(LAPO)).
    Updated phoenixminer to v4.1a beta (Faster amd kernels).

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    pimpup 20190123:

    Added feature: pimp --add WORD should return the list filtered on WORD. For example: pimp --add amd would return the list items with the word 'amd' in them.
    Updated gputool for more reliable AMD fan setting.
    Updated miner starting to wait a little longer for .conf-based miners to allow them to generate a kernel binary and then start.
    Updated bminer to v13.1.0.
    Updated Cryptodredge to v0.16.1 and removed exosis, lyra2v2, polytimos algos from pcfg as they were removed from miner.
    Updated gminer to v1.21.
    Updated phoenixminer to v4.1c.
    Updated sgminer-fancyix to beta5h (nicehash-10).
    Updated xmrig-amd to v2.9.5, xmrig-cpu to v2.9.4, xmrig-nvidia to v2.9.4.
    Fixed pimp prompt to stop showing xmrig-cpu miner as a GPU.
    Merged ccminer profiles (210x) into ccminer.multi.conf (profile 2101)
    Merged bminer profile 2502 (equihash examples) into profile 2501
    Merged sgminer-gm profiles (110x) into sgminer.multi.conf (profile 1101).

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    pimpup 20190204:

    Added pimp --restart # command to allow a simpler miner restart.
    Allow adding miners (including USB ASIC or CPU miners) even if there are no GPU's detected.
    Removed monero examples from sgminer.multi.conf and claymore.xmr.pcfg since these miners do not support cnv8.
    Updated cryptodredge and cast-xmr pcfgs Stellite (XTL) examples to new cnfast2 algorithm.
    Updated bminer to v14.1.0.
    Updated cast-xmr to v1.7.1.
    Updated ccminer to v2.3.1.
    Updated cryptodredge to v0.16.2.
    Updated gminer to v1.23.
    Updated sgminer-fancyix to beta5i.
    Updated t-rex to v0.9.2.
    Updated teamredminer to v0.3.10.
    Updated wildrig-multi to v0.15.2.2.
    Updated xmr-stak to v2.8.0.

  • Staff

    pimpup 20190212:

    Updated pimpup --auto to stop running miners, update them, then restart mining after update.
    Updated bminer to v14.3.1.
    Updated cryptodredge and cast-xmr stellite examples to new cnfast2 algorithm.
    Updated ethminer to 0.18.0-alpha3-25.
    Updated gminer to v1.31.
    Updated wildrig-multi to v0.15.3.7.
    Updated xmr-stak to v2.8.2.
    Updated xmrig-amd, xmrig-cpu, and xmrig-nvidia to v2.11.0.

  • Staff

    pimpup 20190222:

    Fixed pbec alias to point to correct location of pbec.
    Updated bminer to 15.0.0.
    Updated cryptodredge to 0.17.0.
    Updated gminer to 1.34.
    Updated wildrig-multi to
    Updated xmr-stak to 2.8.3.
    Updated xmrig-amd, xmrig-cpu, xmrig-nvidia to 2.13.0.

  • Staff

    pimpup 20190301:

    Added detected and configured Bus IDs to gputool error output.
    Added tmate for easy remote SSH access tunnel. Use tmate command to launch shared SSH terminal.
    Fixed gputool to show non-display mining cards (P10x) in gputool --list.
    Updated bminer to 15.1.
    Updated cryptodredge to 0.17.0.
    Updated ethminer to 0.18.0-rc.0.
    Updated lolminer to 0.7 (main branch with beam support)
    Updated xmrig-cpu to 2.13.1.

  • Staff

    pimpup 20190329:

    Added new shortcut aliases: start, stop, test, and debug will each do the pimp --XXXX version of that command.
    Fixed ethminer nvidia profile was listed as amd and using ethminer.amd.pcfg.
    Updated bminer to 15.4.0.
    Updated gminer to 1.36 (changed to amd+nvidia, amd support on some algos).
    Updated lolminer to 0.7.1.
    Updated phoenixminer to 4.2c.
    Updated teamredminer to 0.4.3.
    Updated wildrig-multi to 0.15.4p12.
    Updated xmrig(all 3) to 2.14.1.
    Updated xmr-aeonstak to 2.10.3.
    Updated xmr-stak to 2.30.3 (xmrstak..pcfg changed to xmr-stak..pcfg for consistency).
    Updated system path to include /opt/pimp.

  • Staff

    pimpup 20190426:

    Fixed bug where pimp --add was showing only the xmrig miner on nvidia-only rigs.
    Updated miner.farm agent to set status = DEAD if AMD temp is 511.
    Updated bootdetect to detect and identify Matrox internal GPUs.
    Added debug/test/start/stop aliases to pimp app's help screen.
    Removed profile 1301 (sgminer-pascal is deprecated.)
    Updated agent to better collect stats from xmr-stak with multiple threads running on AMD GPUs.
    Updated xmr-stak.*.pcfg to save .txt files to /tmp for simpler troubleshooting.
    Updated miners: bminer 15.5.1, cryptodredge 0.18.0, gminer 1.38, lolminer 0.8.1, teamredminer 0.4.4, wildrig multi 0.15.6, xmr-stak 2.10.4, xmrig-nvidia 2.14.3.

    xmrig-cpu 2.15.3-beta was released, then reverted, due to significant undocumented api changes that will require some tooling before deployment.

  • Staff

    IMAGE 2.9.7

    Released 2019-05-20


    Added audio support.
    Added nvidia support for 1660Ti, 20x0 series GPUs. (* Some miners - you will have to manually drop in some of them, but we can help you)
    Added rocm-smi and amdmemtweak utility tools for AMD overclocking and diagnostics.
    Added teleconsole and tmate for session-based remote SSH access at user discretion.
    Added Realtek 8812 network / wireless drivers.
    Upgraded to AMDGPU-PRO 18.50. Adds support for Hawaii/Tahiti, Vega, and RX 590 series AMD Radeon GPUs.
    Upgraded CUDA to 10.1. (10.0, 9.2 and 9.1 are provided for compatibility with older miners.)
    Upgraded NVIDIA drivers to 418.39.
    Upgraded to discord 0.0.9.
    Upgraded PolsarisBiosEditor to v1.7.2 (Supports RX590, new Hynix memory.)
    Upgraded pimpkey verification process and database creation to reduce verification issues.
    Updated all system packages, amdgpu firmware, pimp software, confs and miners to current as of 20190326.
    Removed teamviewer (not working).
    Note 1: Image size reduced almost 2GB.
    Note 2: It seems like 2.8.6 still works better for NVIDIA+AMD Mixed rigs. For 2.9.7 you will want to separate NVIDIA and AMD into separate rigs.
    Note 3: We don't quite have AMD Vega and AMD Radeon VII support yet. We are very sorry about this but it is very difficult and we have not had many requests for it specifically. Thanks for your patience.

  • Staff

    pimpup 20190709:

    All miners updated to latest version. Significant miner updates (nearly all miners) - please report stats/api issues right away so we can get them fixed up!

    Note: Some miners may require cuda 9 or above, please download and flash latest PIMP OS to support latest miners.

  • Staff

    pimpup 20190724:

    Updated gputool to reference cards by busID. (Fixes some amd address related errors.)
    Updated ohgodatool to new customized PIMP version that works on latest amdgpu-pro drivers.
    All miners updated to latest version. Highlights: cpuminer-opt, ethminer, phoenixminer, gminer, bminer, xmr-stak

  • Staff

    pimpup 20191004:

    Fixed some bugs with amd watts/fans on gputool and agent service.
    Updated gputool to allow intel onboard graphics enabled.
    Updated nearly all miners.

  • Staff

    pimpup 20191012:

    Fixed more bugs with amd watts/fans on gputool and agent service.
    Updated miner.farm service to collect stats from new xmrig api.
    Updated all miners.

  • Staff

    IMAGE 2.15: Released 2019-10-15

    Changes from 2.9.7:

    Added support for Nvidia GTX 1660/20x0/20x0 and Super series GPUs.
    Added support for booting in UEFI or Legacy CSM mode using same image.
    Added KillDisk .exe to the zip for help with imaging issues.
    Added the following boot parameter to Linux kernel: amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff for new AMD Driver compatibility.
    Added export GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 to /root/gpuvars to help with older GPUs compatibility.
    Added more helpful info to the pimpkey validation process.
    Added support for some Supermicro motherboards.
    Upgraded linux kernel to 5.0.0.
    Upgraded amdgpu-pro drivers to 19.30-838629.
    Upgraded nvidia drivers to 435.21.
    Upgraded cuda to v10.1.168.
    Updated amdmemtweak/ohgodatool.
    Updated Realtek 8812 drivers for some cases where wi-fi is needed for validation.
    Updated Ubuntu repos to include partner packages.
    Updated apt to hold kernel updates, for more reliability when upgrading system packages.
    Updated miner.farm agent to handle new xmrig api.
    Updated all system packages, pimp software, firmware, and miners to 20191007.
    Fixed some gputool and minerfarm agent power usage reporting issues.
    Fixed onboard GPU detection in gputool and minerfarm agent.

    Find the download on your miner.farm account page: https://miner.farm/account

  • Staff

    pimpup 20191122:

    Updated all miners.

  • Staff

    pimpup updates (all miners updated each week)

    software changes:

    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

  • Staff

    IMAGE 2.24.0: Released 2020-12-05

    To update to PIMP IMAGE 2.24.0 you must re-image your SSD with the new .img file and re-configure.

    Changes from 2.15:

    Added support to allow onboard GPU to be enabled and/or display the desktop on most onboard GPUs
    Added AMD ROCm 3.5.50 drivers and utilities
    Added mining support for amd vega/5600/5700/vii (not gputool support, coming soon, use the other tools in /opt/pimp in meantime)
    Added some beta team features and packages by default
    Added mc, nnn file managers
    Added glxinfo tool for diagnostics troubleshooting
    Updated Ubuntu to 18.04.5 LTS
    Updated all system packages, software, confs, and miners to currently available
    Updated AMDGPU-PRO drivers to v20.10
    Updated CUDA to v11.0 and added 10.2 support for backwards compatibility
    Updated NVIDIA drivers to 450.80.02
    Updated Linux Kernel to 5.0.0-31, removed HWE kernel
    Updated amdmeminfo, amdmemtweak, tmate, and teleconsole utilities
    Updated ufw firewall to be enabled by default
    Updated minerfarm agent to enable verbose --logging by default
    Updated default configs to new sandbox pools using confgen
    Removed dstm, nsgminer and old xmrig forks as no longer used
    Removed dhcp:no from default static netplan config, not needed

    Special thanks to the PIMP Beta team for extensive QA on this build!


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