Bminer: When Crypto-mining Made Fast
Bminer is a highly optimized cryptocurrency miner that runs on modern NVIDIA GPUs (Maxwell and Pascal, i.e. GPUs that have compute capability 5.0 or above).
Bminer is one of the fastest publicly available miners today – we use various techniques including tiling and pipelining to realize the full potentials of the hardware.
What’s new in Bminer 14.3.0(Current)
- Improve the performance for Cuckatoo31.
- Support 2080Ti for Cuckatoo31.
- Reduce the CPU usages for Grin / Aeternity by default.
- Reduce the likelihood of rejected shares for Cuckatoo31.
What’s new in Bminer 14.2.0
- Experimental support for Cuckatoo31 on 1080Ti.
- Fix the regression where ETH dual mine fails to start on Windows.
- Improve performance on mining Aeternity.
- Support tweaking the CPU usage for mining AE / Grin with the
What’s new in Bminer 14.1.0
- Improve performance of AE / Grin on Turing cards.
- Improve performance of AE / Grin on lower-end CPUs and Windows platforms.
- Support mining beam on leafpool and nicehash.
- Fix the regression where /api/v1/devices is occasionally unresponsive.
What’s new in Bminer 14.0.0
- Improved Grin/AE mining speed.
- Print fidelity information. It is a measure of the luck/miner correctness. Overtime, the number should be close to one. For miners running over two hours, the fidelity should be at least greater than 0.95.
- Improved multi-card performance on Windows.
- Improved the miner fidelity by 8%-10%. You will not see big local difference but you will see roughly 10% higher speed on the pool side.
- Reduced reject chance.
- Fixed equihash issue.
- Fix the regression that the equihash miner fails to start on Windows.
What’s new in Bminer 13.1.0
- Support mining Grin / AE with 4G or 5G of video memory. (P104 only on Linux)
What’s new in Bminer 13.0.0
- 30% performance improvement on Grin and AE.
- Reduce the likelihood of rejected shares.
What’s new in Bminer 12.2.0
- Optimize CPU usage.
- Fix compatibility issues with grin-pool.org and grinmint.com.
- Experimental support for Turing GPUs.
- Allow bminer to run with older NVIDIA drivers.
What’s new in Bminer 12.1.0
- 50% performance improvement on Aeternity.
- 10% performance improvement on Grin.
- Support 8GB cards on Windows 10.
- Support SSL connections for Grin.
What’s new in Bminer 11.3.0
- Improve the performance of Aeternity for 6GB cards
- Support mining beam over beepool
- Output solution/s instead of nounce/s when mining beam
What’s new in Bminer 11.2.0
- Experimental support for Beam
What’s new in Bminer 11.1.0
- Experimental support for Aeternity
AE mining on stock settings:
- 11.80 Sol/s on RTX 2080ti
- 8.9 Sol/s on RTX 2080
- 7.40 Sol/s on GTX 1080Ti
- 4.37 Sol/s on GTX 1070
- 3.15 Sol/s on GTX 1060 6G
- 6.60 Sol/s on P102
- 4.10 Sol/s on P104
Grin(Cuckaroo29) mining on stock settings:
- 10.8 G/s on GTX 2080Ti
- 7.90 G/s on GTX 2080
- 7.10 G/s on GTX 1080Ti
- 4.60 G/s on GTX 1070
- 3.20 G/s on GTX 1060 6G
- 6.76 G/s on GTX P102
- 4.00 G/s on GTX P104
Grin(Cuckaroo31) mining on stock settings:
- 2.2 G/s on GTX 2080ti
- 1.3 G/s on GTX 1080 Ti
Please see https://www.bminer.me/performances/ for more performance information.
Mining Aeternity (AE)
The following section describes a few sample usages of mining Aeternity (AE). There are a few things that need to be customized for your own usages:
ak_27we6r5KVGpErVGedqFByq2GAEYrUP39G51jnadMRrDux1YDaywith your own AE address.
workerto your worker name.
Bminer currently provides supports for mining AE. For example:
bminer -uri aeternity://[email protected]f2pool.com:7898
How to tweaking the CPU usage for mining AE / Grin with the
Both Aeternity / Grin requires significant CPU power to aid the mining. You might have sub-optimal performance if the machine is running on a low-end CPU (e.g. Intel Celeron) with multiple GPUs. Optionally, you can experiment the CPU usage with the
bminer -uri cuckaroo29://bminergrin.worker:[email protected]:13654 -intensity 6
The intensity is between 0 and 12. Lower intensity has lower CPU usage but potentially slower on mining.