I’ve been watching the profitability of my 1080Ti mining rig slowly drop every week since the announcement of the Bitmain Z9 ASIC miners, taking over the Equihash algorithm. So I’ve been experimenting on alternative algos once the Z9 miners hit the streets. One of the most intriguing things to come out has been the OhGodAnETHlargementPill from OhGodACompany.
There’s been some mention of the OhGodAnETHlargementPill on the Pub’s mining threads, but not a lot of information on how it performs and if it’s legit. In summary the Pill, optimizes the memory timings on Nvidia graphics cards with GDDR5X memory (these include the 1080 and 1080ti cards only), typically resulting in a significant boost in hash rate, i.e. for 1080Ti card it’s reported to be from the stock hash rate range of around 31MH/s to a boosted hash rate of around 50MH/s (some even reported as high as 55MH/s).
From what I’ve found on the web and YouTube videos from several sources, there’s some controversy on the code that makes it work, plus the fact that anti-virus software flags it as a Trojan. I’ve gone past the paranoia that it’s got malicious code and have started experimenting with it on Windows and SMOS. The reasoning being most mining software are flagged as viruses. After watching some video interviews with the developer where they explained why they’ve kept their code private, I believe they have no malicious intent, they just need to be able to sell the pill to large mining farms.
For the small-time miners like myself, the Pill is free to use (has no dev fee built-in, donations are voluntary).
Anyway, do any of the Pubbers use OhGodAnETHlargementPill on their mining rigs? and what are your reported results and overclock settings.
So far, on Windows I’ve got up to 52MH/s on Daggerhashimoto, but can only seem to squeeze 44MH/s out of SMOS (with claymore-eth-v11.8).
If anyone else is interested in experimenting with it the github is located here:
If you want to add the Pill to SMOS, check out the link below:
UPDATE: I just noticed that the latest version of SMOS already has an option to enable OhGodAnETHlargementPill in the dashboard ‘Global Options’.