[ANN] TeamRedMiner 0.7.7 - Nimiq/Kawpow/Ethash/Cryptonight/Chukwa Thread

teamredminer v0.7.7 Release
This is an optimized miner for AMD GPUs

For questions/comments about cuckarood29, cuckatoo31, mtp, x16rv2, x16r, x16rt, x16s, lyra2rev3, lyra2z, or phi2
This is the Nimiq/Kawpow/Ethash/Cryptonight/Chukwa thread for this miner.

Algorithms:

  • Ethash (eth, etc, etp, others)
  • Kawpow (ravencoin)
  • Nimiq (nimiq)
  • Cryptonight R (monero)
  • Cryptonight v8 turtle (turtlecoin, loki)
  • Cryptonight v8 half (stellite, masari)
  • Cryptonight v8 double (x-cash)
  • Cryptonight v8 reverse waltz (graft)
  • Cryptonight v8 upx2 (uPlexa)
  • Cryptonight v8
  • Cryptonight heavy
  • Cryptonight haven (haven)
  • Cryptonight saber (bittube)
  • Cryptonight conceal (conceal)
  • Chukwa (trtl)
  • x16rv2 (rvn)
  • x16r (rvn)
  • x16s (pgn, xsh)
  • x16rt (veil, gin)
  • MTP (zcoin)
  • Cuckarood29 (grin)
  • Cuckatoo31 (grin)
  • Lyra2rev3 (vtc)
  • Lyra2z
  • Phi2 (lux, argoneum)

GPUs Supported and Tested:

  • RX 5700(XT)/5600(XT)/5500(XT) for ethash, kawpow, and nimiq only
  • RX 580/570/480/470
  • RX Vega 64/56
  • RX 560/550
  • Radeon VII

Windows download available : mega.nz/folder/0PIFiYhS#ZNpY6ezWMFiA2VK7T1bj8A

API: The miner includes a read-only api based on the sgminer-5.5 API.
Both the json and text formats are supported. For more details, we refer to the sgminer api documentation.

Software Requirements:

  • For chukwa, mtp, cryptonight algos and lyra2rev3 on linux, only amdgpu-pro drivers are supported. Version 18.30 or newer is needed for Vegas. ROCm is not supported.

This miner includes the following dev fees:

  • Ethash on Polaris GPUs: 0.75%
  • Ethash on all other GPUs: 1.0%
  • Kawpow: 2.0%
  • Nimiq: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight R: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight v8 turtle: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight v8 half: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight v8 double: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight v8 reverse waltz: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight v8 upx2: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight v8: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight heavy: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight haven: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight saber: 2.5%
  • Cryptonight conceal: 2.5%
  • Chukwa 2.5%
  • x16rv2 2.5%
  • x16r 2.5%
  • x16s 2.5%
  • x16rt 2.5%
  • MTP 2.5%
  • Cuckarood29 2.5%
  • Cuckatoo31 2.5%
  • Lyra2rev3: 2.5%
  • Lyra2z: 3%
  • Phi2: 3%

For reporting bugs and/or for features requests please make a post here and we’ll do our best to respond.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

Changes in v0.7.7

  • Added support for Nimiq (dumb mode only).
  • Integrated a Nimiq node.js network proxy into the miner.
  • Fixed Nimiq bug that could lose shares, especially against lower vardiff pools.
  • Fixed Nimiq bug that could cause duplicate shares on startup for low-diff pools.
  • Fixed regression bug for ethash Nicehash, correct stratum mode now used again.

Changes in v0.7.6

  • Fixed broken keyboard input in tmux+screen sessions (e.g. Hive OS).
  • Added support for 5500(xt).
  • Fixed Linux watchdog support for hard driver crashes (script was not executed).
  • Fixed kawpow nicehash extranonce support.

Changes in v0.7.5

  • Fixed broken optimizations for kawpow in 0.7.4.

Changes in v0.7.4

  • Increased ethash support on 4GB GPUs up to epoch 380-383
  • Implemented split ethash dag buffers for 8GB GPUs to support DAGs over 4GB
  • Kawpow optimizations (Navi +2.25%, Vega +1.25%, Polaris +0.25%)
  • Added gpu enable/disable API support.
  • Windows TDR detection/handling/warning.
  • Monitor detection on Windows/Linux with intensity adjustment.
  • Fix for ethash pool hashrate reporting stopping after network outage.

Changes in v0.7.3

  • Emergency patch for 4GB cards to handle a few more ETC epochs.
    A more complete patch is coming out shortly.

Changes in v0.7.2

  • Fixed kawpow dag build DEAD gpu issue on windows Adrenalin 2020 drivers.
  • Fixed Navi 5600(xt) support on windows.
  • Fixed mining on Vegas on older amdgpu-pro drivers.
  • Fixed ADL reporting of stats on windows for newer cards.

Changes in v0.7.1

  • Fixed issue with VII ethash/kawpow on windows.

Changes in v0.7.0

  • Added kawpow algo for Ravencoin.
  • Added Navi support for kawpow and ethash.
  • Changed device ordering to be pcie bus based by default, added --opencl_order option.
  • Fixed issue with --list devices not working without other args.
  • Reformatted help message to hopefully make it easier to read.
  • Added multipool example scripts.
  • Removed ssl/tls server name verification (was re-added with TLS SNI fix)
  • Fixed an unhandled signal bug that would cause rare crashes.
  • Fixed multi-pool API bug.

Changes in v0.6.1

  • Added pool failover and load balancing.
  • Added better error messages when failing to allocate eth DAG buffers.
  • Added server name for TLS SNI.
  • Added automatic setting for environment variables for 4GB GPUs.
  • Extended maximum length of usernames and passwords (for some merged mining setups).
  • Added report of pool stats.
  • Changed initial pool auto detect mode to eth proxy.
  • Various fixes for submitting hashrate to pools.

Changes in v0.6.0

  • Added ethash algo support.
  • Relaxed ssl/tls cert chain verification.

Changes in v0.5.9

  • Added x16rv2 for the upcoming Ravencoin fork.
  • Optimization work on x16r: +8-10% hashrate depending on clocks.
  • Optimization work on x16r: mem clock no longer as important.
  • Issue fix: kernels split into multiple binaries to fix linux amdgpu-pro driver issues.

Changes in v0.5.8

  • Added Chukwa-512 algo For Turtlecoin (trtl_chukwa).
  • Issue fix: kernels not loaded properly for Conceal.
  • Issue fix: added logic for pool reconnect on N rejected shares in a row (see --pool_max_rejects=N).

Changes in v0.5.7

  • Added CN conceal algo for Conceal (CCX).
  • Added cuckarood29 algo for grin.

Changes in v0.5.6

  • MTP improvements for Vega and Polaris (+1-3% hashrate, improved efficiency, esp Polaris)

Changes in v0.5.5

  • Added cuckatoo31 algo for grin.

Changes in v0.5.4

  • Fixed API bug for MTP, crashing when using Awesome Miner.
  • Small MTP improvements, mostly for Polaris.

Changes in v0.5.3

  • Added MTP algo for Zcoin/XZC (please read MTP_MINING.txt before mining).
  • Further small stabilization fixes for CN variants, primarily 4MB algos.

Changes in v0.5.2

  • Bugfix release only, no new added algos or features.
  • Fix for 1-2% degraded hashrate on Radeon VIIs in some scenarios.
  • Fix for Radeon VII allocation bug, causing hw errs.
  • Fix for allocation bug causing crashes for some drivers and gpus.

Changes in v0.5.1

  • Added better support for CN intensities 16*15, use --allow_large_alloc under Linux.
  • Added --no_ntime_roll for mining x16rt on e.g. bsod.pw.
  • Added Tonga device recognition.
  • Better error reporting for pool communication issues.

Changes in v0.5.0

  • Added cryptonight 4MB variants: heavy, haven and saber.
  • Added x16 algo suite: x16r, x16s, x16rt (both gin and veil).
  • Auto-tuning mode for all CN variants, see bundled guide.
  • Manual key-driven CN tuning mode available inside the miner.
  • Additional data in miner stats console output.
  • Watchdog now detecting single stuck thread when mining CN.
  • Fix: in rare cases, poolside hash for compute algos (lyra2z, phi2, lyra2rev3) only reached ~95% of expected value.

Changes in v0.4.5

  • Added cryptonight v8 upx2 for the uPlexa coin fork.
  • Reworked init procedure, added retry logic on comm errors.
  • Added section on temps to the CN_MAX_YOUR_VEGA guide.
  • Added a new howto MAP_YOUR_GPUS describing how to map gpus between miner/tools/registry.

Changes in v0.4.4

  • Added * mode specifically for modded timings on Vega GPUs. Use with e.g. --cn_config=15*15. This mode is now the default for Vegas.
  • Introduced slow start/ramp-up. Threads increase their workload slowly at start or restart after e.g. a network outage.
  • Added interleave adjustment logic. Readjusts the two threads per gpu over time to make sure they don’t gravitate and get stuck.
  • Added support for forcing colors (–force_color) for windows redirected consoles (git bash, cygwin, node.js).
  • Added hotkey menu system (show stats, enable/disable gpu).

Changes in v0.4.3

  • Added cryptonight v8 turtle (–algo cnv8_trtl) algo for coins such as turtle coin and loki.
  • Added support for running CN mining single-threaded using Y+0 configurations.
  • Changed the auto config mode for Radeon VII to L30+0 as a temporary setting.

Changes in v0.4.2

  • Added cryptonight v8 half (–algo cnv8_half) algo for coins such as stellite and masari.
  • Added cryptonight v8 double (–algo cnv8_dbl) algo for coins such as x-cash.
  • Added cryptonight v8 reverse waltz (–algo cnv8_rwz) algo for coins such as graft.
  • Added support for running devices on multiple OpenCL platforms.
  • Fixed more issues with console colors on older windows versions.
  • Added more cpu verification optimization for CN/R. CN/R cpu usage should decrease ~70%.

Changes in V0.4.1

  • Removed server name verification for SSL connections. (Pools like supportxmr now work with SSL)
  • Fixed bug causing GPUs to fail to initialize on some systems.
  • Fixed bug causing GPUs to only run one thread (but display 2x hashrate)
  • Fixed bug where having GPU_MAX_WORKGROUP_SIZE set too high would cause GPUs to crash.
  • Fixed bug where older windows versions would get no console output.
  • Added work-around for driver bug in linux amdgpu-pro drivers resulting in low pool-side hash for polaris cards in rare cases.
  • Added some cpu verification optimizations. CN/R cpu usage should decrease about 15%.

Changes in v0.4.0

  • Added cryptonight R support. (–algo cnr)
  • Added support for ssl/tls pool connections using the stratum+ssl:// prefix.
  • Added colors (and an option to disable them).
  • Slight performance increase for lyra2rev3 (~0.5%).
  • Fix for occasional crashes when pool disconnects.
  • Added more messages regarding not being connected to dev pool.
  • Changed printing to not block mining progress if stdout writes block.

Changes in v0.3.10

  • Slight performace improvement for Vegas on lyra2rev3
  • Pool stratum protocol work-arounds for some pools, fixing duplicate share error.
  • Changed handling of unrecognized pool rpcs to be ignored instead of causing a reconnect.
  • Fix for duplicate shares on 480/580/Vega56 cards with lyra2rev3.

Changes in v0.3.9

  • Added support for lyra2rev3 on amdgpu-pro and windows. ROCm support coming in later version.
  • Fixed API bug with not reporting dead GPUs

Changes in v0.3.8

  • Added support for fan speed and temperatures.
  • Added watchdog function for gpu init stuck, dead gpu, over-temp gpu, and non-responding pool.
  • Added new optional ‘L’ config prefix for low-end cards like lexa/baffin for a 10+% speed-up on some cards
  • Added an option for writing out a log file.
  • Added cycling through multi-entry dns records when connecting to pools.
  • Added a pool-connect timeout.
  • Added measurement and displaying of pool response times.
  • Added support for 80-byte headers for Phi2 algo (for non-LUX coins).
  • Slightly tuned the ‘+’ mode for polaris, some GPUs will show slight performance increase.
  • Fixed bug with API interface occasionally getting stuck.

Changes in v0.3.7

  • Redesigned GPU initialization, should now be less error prone.
  • Added clean shutdown to reduce driver/GPU crashes.
  • Added staggered GPU start-up to reduce GPU crashes.
  • Added CPU verification for CNv8 and associated --no_cpu_check option.
  • Fixed crash on pool authentication error.
  • Added --pool_broken_rpc work-around option for pools that violate json rpc spec.
  • Added option to reorder by PCIe bus numbers.
  • Added --list_devices option to show available devices.
  • Added changed stats formatting to indicate which numbers are accepted/rejected/hw-error shares.
  • Added uptime to stats.

Changes in v0.3.6

  • Added support for Rx550 cards (gfx804).
  • Improved stability on larger rigs, especially with weaker cpus.
  • Improved error reporting on failed initialization.

Changes in v0.3.5

  • Changed GPU initialization to be sequential by default and added --init_style option for faster init styles.
  • Fixed network buffer size issue preventing the use of very long usernames/passwords/rig_ids.
  • Added opencl platform auto-detection for AMD platforms when --platform is not specified.

Changes in v0.3.4

  • Added CryptoNight v8 (CNv2) support
  • Changed stats display to include pool hashrate and better formatting
  • Added parallel GPU initialization
  • Added output of submitted/accepted/rejected shares.
  • Changed hashrate reported to be full GPU hashrate (previously hashrate reported was after dev fee deduction)

Changes in v0.3.3

  • ROCm support reintroduced
  • API support based on the sgminer API
  • Improved GPU platform detection
  • PCIe bus id printed on startup and is available over API
  • Added option for periodic stats interval

Changes in v0.3.2

  • Added windows support/build
  • Added vega PAL driver support
  • Removed ROCm support (temporarily)
  • Removed libjansson dependency

Changes in v0.3.1

  • Fixed phi2 issues with rejected shares and low pool-side hashrate.

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