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The latest update to lolMiner v1.0 alpha 1 provides support for the Cuckaroo-30 mining used by Cortex (CTXC). To mine Cortex (CTXC) on an Nvidia GPU, you might want to use the latest version of GMiner, although lolMiner 1.0 alpha 1 should also work using OpenCL on Nvdia-based graphics cards, but performance may not be optimal, as is the case with software for mining on CUDA.
Please note that the Cuckaroo-30 algorithm requires 7.6 GB of GPU memory, so video cards with less than 8 gigabytes of video memory will not work, and the development fee is 2.5% for Cortex (CTXC), and not the usual 1%, as for for other supported mining algorithms.
Expected Performance for Cortex (Cuckaroo-30):
– AMD Radeon VII: 3.05 g/s (0.073 h/s) – AMD Vega 64 2.2 g/s (0.053 h/s) – AMD Vega 56 2.0 g/s (0.048 h/s) – AMD RX 5700 1.85 g/s (0.044 h/s) – AMD RX 580 1.25 g/s (0.030 h/s)
Configure and Run lolMiner
For the quickest start, it will be enough:
- Download archive with the program
- Unzip to any convenient place
- Change wallet to your own in a file with the extension .bat
- Attention! The archive contains two versions of the program. The first is for the Beam coin, the second is for everyone else!
- The archive with the program contains ready-made examples for Beam and other coins, a configuration file, as well as instructions in Russian.
Quick Launch Examples
The easiest way to start using lolMiner is to configure the program from the command line. Just open a terminal (Linux) or create / edit a finished .bat file (Windows)
lolMiner.exe --coin (название монеты) --pool (адрес пула) --port (порт пула) --user (кошелек или логин пула) --pass (пароль пула)
How to configure .bat file lolMiner
- lolMiner.exe — How to configure .bat file lolMiner
- —coin BEAM — the –coin parameter determines which coin to mine. lolMiner will select the internal settings as the desired algorithm.
- —pool beam-eu.leafpool.com — after the –pool key, specify the pool address.
- —port 3333 — specify the port of the pool. You need to find it on the page with the pool, or use the example of ready-made settings at the end of the article
- —user 2d1f865b393afa3ea…d0b21cfe5328b608ca5 — after the –user key, specify the wallet address or login on the pool. The wallet can be opened at any safe and convenient exchange, or put an official wallet from a coin.
- .rig0 — put a point and specify the farm identifier. It is only needed to track statistics on the pool.
We examined the simplest configuration to run the program.
Let’s see what we ended up with in a batch file:
Example for BEAM coin:
lolMiner.exe --coin BEAM --pool beam-eu.sparkpool.com --port 2222 --user 2d1f865b393afa3ead1e0dd0c0307c0cbcdb8412671c86fbd0b21cfe5328b608ca5.rig1
You can start mining by double-clicking on the .bat file with the desired coin. We start on a farm with Windows and AMD cards and see what the program console writes to us:
- Equihash 150/5 algorithm — the algorithm that we selected when setting up the batch file
- Warning: No user profile defined in command line (—profile (profileName> missing) — the program warns that we did not specify a profile through the configuration. But we configured through the .bat file, so the profile settings (config file) can be ignored
- Reading pool data from command line — the program prepares information about connecting to the pool, which we specified in the batch file
- lolMiner is configured to mine Beam(BEAM), Equihash 150/5 — BeamHash — the miner realized that we want to mine a Beam coin!
- Radeon RX 580 Series — Cards for mining cryptocurrency are determined. In our case, it is RX 580
- Memory: 8192 MByte (8138 MByte free) — 8138 MB of video memory available
- Active: true (Selected kernel: Equihash 150/5 (Beam), 4G memory) — the program chose the core for mining
We wait some time until all devices are detected and see the following:
- Connecting to pool… — connect to the pool
- Connected to beam-eu.sparkpool.com:2222 — successfully connected
- New job received: 1 Difficulty 100 — pool sent a job for video cards
- GPU 4: Submitting shareю Share accepted (35 ms) — the first ball is accepted (share of work). It must be understood that the miner receives the reward precisely for the sent balls.
After waiting a bit, the console will show us the hashrate and temperatures of all the GPUs.