Mining: Preparation


#1

For those more familiar with the algorithm AE has elected to utilize, what is some decent hardware I can start accumulating in preparation?


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#2

I would recommend checking the git repo of cuckoo cycle for an up to date info on hardware. A GPU like NVIDA 1080Ti seems to be a good choice.


#3

Any official introduction about mining?


#4

We have documentation on building and setting up a node - that would be an entry point for starting a mining node. We will provide an intro into mining topics, bur right now it is work in progress.


#5

Looking forward to pointing my rig at the AE project - it will feel nice to mine for a project I believe in and not just at hype :smiley:


#6

Nice! :slight_smile: Thank you, appreciate it!


#7

Can i will mine on 1050Ti and RX470 or 580?


#8

Hey @Bahtiy,

We just asked our devs about that and they’ll get back to you with an answer.

Regards,
The AE Team


#9

Hello @Bahtiy ,

for the æternity testnet and mainnet launch, we will use the cuckoo cycle implementation, as provided by John Tromp. This includes per default a miner for CPUs and a miner for Nvidia GPUs will be configurable. We provide instructions on how to configure this here: https://github.com/aeternity/epoch/blob/master/docs/cuda-miner.md

You will be able to mine using the 1050Ti, but there is no implementation for AMD GPUs currently.

Kind regards,
Philipp from the Dev Team


#10

Your mining documentation is obsolete. Will you be publishing anything current???
I tried following it yesterday and the first version just installed CPU mining which seemed to work ok. Then I looked for how to get GPU mining and following your docs I broke 4 packages and dependencies related to Nvidia drivers & CUDA. I had previously installed Nvidia 396.51 metapackage in Linux Mint 19. I suspect it already had a newer version of the CUDA Toolkit it said to first install.
Also it kept telling me that ulimit was only 1024 and I should try 25496 but no where does it say how to change it.
I’m sure you know this but it will need to be a lot more user friendly before going live if you want it to catch on.