Changelog - SimpleMining OS

We want to inform our users about all the notable changes and improvements that we've made (and will be making) in our Simple Mining Operating System based on Linux.
To find out more about updates, check our changelog regularly. Here you can learn about new developments, new features, bug fixes, etc.
We are also giving users ability to vote each change - to know better if you like it or not.

  • 2020.09.30
  • Miners update

    • nbminer-nebutech-v32.0 (New algo beamv3 for mining BEAM with Nvidia 3GB+ GPUs. Cuckatoo32 add support for Nvidia 6GB GPU. Optimize ethash for AMD RX 4xx, 5xx, Vega series 8GB+ GPUs. Ethash support mining up to epoch 800)
  • 2020.09.30
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.25 (Fixed ProgPoW/KAWPOW compatibility with RTX3XXX)
    • wildrig-multi-v0.27.5 (Fixed crash of some algos on nvidia. Further fixes to minotaur on nvidia)
  • 2020.09.29
  • Miners update

    • wildrig-multi-v0.27.4 (Fixed incorrect work and high CPU load of x11k, minotaur and some other similar algorithms for nvidia. Fixed --watchdog for nvidia - now miner will close correctly)
  • 2020.09.27
  • Miners update

    • teamredminer-v0.7.11 (Ethash additions: printing share diff in GH, hashrate watchdog --eth_hashwatch. Better debug support: --long_timestamps, --pool_debug. Certain motherboard/bios combinations that due to kernel and/or driver bugs have issues with the first or last gpu in rigs - if you see excessive hw errors reported on a single gpu, and switching around gpus still always generates errors in the first or last gpu, try using --eth_dag_alloc_patch)
  • 2020.09.26
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.24 (Added support for RTX3XXX. Removed BBC and Qitmeer algos)
    • t-rex-v0.17.3 (Ethash optimisations (1-2% on some cards, see --kernel). Add x33 algorithm for Qureno)
  • 2020.09.24
  • Miners update

    • wildrig-multi (Beta release. Fixed RTX 3080/3090 support. Fixed --ptx-version parameter. Implemented x33)
  • 2020.09.23
  • Miners update

    • wildrig-multi-v0.27.2 (Beta release. Fixed incorrect shares on progpow variants after devfee)
    • xmrig-v6.3.4 (RandomX: added new option scratchpad_prefetch_mode, added SSE4.1-optimized Blake2b, returned old soft AES implementation and added auto-select between the two, moved more stuff to compile time, small x86 JIT compiler speedup, AES improvements, a bit faster hardware AES code when compiled with MSVC. Improved nonce iteration performance)
  • 2020.09.22
  • Miners update

    • wildrig-multi-v0.27.1 (updated version of beta release 0.27.0)
  • 2020.09.22
  • Miners update

    • wildrig-multi-v0.27.0 (Added parameter --protocol. Added parameter --no-dag-split. Removed x17r-protocol2 (now use x17r and --protocol ufo2). Implemented dag split for huge DAG files on AMD. Implemented vprogpow (new algo of VeriBlock). Implemented x11k (kyancoin))
  • 2020.09.21
  • Update v1290

    • fixed problem with missing GPU informations or number of gpus
    • fixed DNS checking while miner start
    • fixed black text on black background in console with cryptodredge mining
    • config.txt and uefi partitions will be mounted as read only now. If you want to modify your config under ssh, you need to make partition as read write now by entering command rw /mnt/user
    • ro and rw tools for switching /mnt/user (and optionaly /boot/efi) partitions RO/RW mode
  • 2020.09.21
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.23 (Improved performance KAWPOW. Improved performance DAG file generation. Removed dependency from CUDA framework for KAWPOW/ProgPoW. Fixed "no shares" bug for Cuckoo Cycle when intensity less than 100%)
  • 2020.09.19
  • Miners update

    • miniz-v1.6w (150,5 improvements 2-20% - mainly on Turing GPUs. Added ocX table to telemetry. In console, ocX log is more clearly shown. Added comand line options: ocXreset – reset stats when finishes ocX; ocXsamples increase/decrease samples in ocX search
    • t-rex-v0.17.2 (Added ethash algorithm for Ethereum and progpowz algorithm for Zano. Add --pci-indexing parameter. Add --gpu-init-mode parameter: enables sequential DAG generation to reduce load on power supplies. Print hash rate if no shares have been found for more than 1 minute to indicate miner's activity. Bug fixes: GPU is idle error when generating DAG on low-end cards, nan(ind) in share rejection GPU stats, Log files not rotated correctly)
  • 2020.09.18
  • New BETA SimpleMining image

    • SM-5.4.52-6-a20.10-n455.23.04-v1289
    • beta drivers with Nvidia RTX 3080/3090 support
    • images available in download beta section and via advanced commands in dashboard
  • 2020.09.15
  • Update v1289

    • Delayed OhGodAnETHlargementPill startup by 40 seconds in order to make DAG loading more stable
    • Fixed accidental resume miner from pause if connection issue with internet/dashboard
  • 2020.09.15
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.3.1 (Enable tuning memory timings for Ethash on NVIDIA via -fast option)
    • cryptodredge-v0.25.1 (Improved MTP, Argon2d (NIM) algos. Add optimizer (Argon2d (NIM) only). Allow floating-point intensity. Fix CryptoNight issue related to 'the launch timed out and was terminated'. Remove --recompute option. Remove obsolete algos. Fix high CPU usage on MTP when Received new job)
    • wildrig-multi-v0.26.0 (Implemented megabtx, megamec, minotaur algos. Added default --opencl-launch for p102, p104 and p106 gpus (also fixed it for RTX series). Support NVIDIA Ampere. Added parameter --ptx-version (to support all new gpus without separate release))
  • 2020.09.14
  • New BETA SimpleMining images

    • SM-5.4.52-5-a18.20-n430.40-v1288 and SM-5.4.52-5-a19.50-n450.57-v1288
    • images based on Ubuntu18 Linux distribution
    • new disk partition scheme for more stability with NAND flash devices
    • improved disk stability by even less writing on disk
  • 2020.09.08
  • Miners update

    • teamredminer-v0.7.10 (Added default log filename trm__<yyyymmdd_hhmmss>.log. Added ethash forced initial allocated epoch - HIGHLY recommended for 4GB rigs. Added ethash DAG build slowdown configuration. Added ethash DAG build staggering across gpus. Added ethash intensity ramp-up. Added option for forcing dev fee region. Added MTP for Navi gpus. Added MTP ramp-up after pad rebuild. Fixed error printouts on failed watchdog script execution. Stats now shows more clocks and temps, and also adds gpu state in hashrate prints)
  • 2020.09.03
  • Update v1287

    • fixed missing GPU names / bios names
    • fixed nanominer
    • improved ROOT miner mode
    • improved GPUs detection after reboot and sending stats changes
    • added warning message if system detects Nvidia OC not working due to lib error
    • advanced reflash command now copies wifi settings
  • 2020.09.01
  • Miners update

    • t-rex-v0.16.2 (New --low-load cmd line parameter to optionally opt in for using CUDA kernels that put less stress on the GPUs where running regular kernels cause instability. Currently this is only applicable to kawpow and DAG generation in particular - use this option in SimpleMiing if rig crashed after miner start from this version. Fixed init enumerate code -6 error when applying memory tweaks to P102/104/106 cards. Fixed memory tweaks stuck after the miner termination. Fixed memory tweaks becoming inactive in case of network issues or overclock adjustments)
  • 2020.09.01
  • Miners update

    • xmrig-v6.3.3-2 (updated cuda plugin with fixed broken AstroBWT on NVIDIA)
  • 2020.08.31
  • Dashboard update

    • extended valid limits for inputs: mvdd 1100-1400 and mvddci 600-950 for RX5700 series (NAVI)
  • 2020.08.31
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.22 (added 3GB solver for BeamHashIII)
    • miniz-v1.6v6 (Improved stability in all algos. Added --stale=n option to help deal with high number of stale shares. Fixed invalid shares while mining beam. Fixed stale shares that were misidentified as invalid on daPool. Smarter check when ssl/tls mining if user does not declare it. Other minor bug fixes)
  • 2020.08.29
  • Miners update

    • xmrig-v6.3.3 (Fixed self-select login sequence. Improved CUDA loader error reporting and fixed plugin load)
  • 2020.08.28
  • New BETA SimpleMining images with WiFi support

    • SM-5.4.52-4-a18.20-n430.40-v1285 and SM-5.4.52-4-a19.50-n450.57-v1285
    • Added WiFi support. File config.txt has new options for enable WiFi and provide network name and password
    • Supported WiFi cards only natively by Linux kernel 5.4
    • Tested WiFi cards that works: USB TP-LINK TL-WN821N/TL-WN823N, USB Tenda U6, PCI-Express TP-LINK TL-WN781ND Rev3.0, PCI-Express Tenda W322E
    • Tested WiFi cards that do not work: USB TP-LINK Archer T2UH AC600, USB TP-LINK Archer T2U Nano, USB TP-LINK Archer T4U
    • Kernel upgraded to 5.4 series
    • Faster network interface initialization
    • Fixed long wait (up to 5min) for local console login if network connection failed
    • New fully complete firmware package for common system devices
    • New images available in download section for direct download and in Advanced Commands for live reflash.
  • 2020.08.25
  • Update v1286

    • NEW added ability to run miner as ROOT which is applicable on some additional parameters in few miners that need ROOT access to change timings
    • NEW added ability to set MVDDCI (memory voltage controller works only on NAVI - RX5700 series and can save another 2-6 watt per GPU ) This is not for old RX570 !
    • added MVDD and MVDDCI tooltips which will help you understand both parameters
    image changelog
  • 2020.08.21
  • Miners update

    • nanominer-v1.10.1 (Nvidia KawPoW (Ravencoin) improvements: better hashrate, less memory consumption)
  • 2020.08.20
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.07 (Added support for Cuckoo 29 (Aeternity) on 6G+ cards. Added support for Cuckaro 29-48 (Italocoin fork ) on 6G+ cards. Minor cosmetic fixes)
  • 2020.08.20
  • Miners update

    • xmrig-v6.3.2 (More robust 1 GB pages handling. Don't allocate 1 GB per thread if 1 GB is the default huge page size. Try to allocate scratchpad from dataset's 1 GB huge pages, if normal huge pages are not available. Correctly initialize RandomX cache if 1 GB pages fail to allocate on a first NUMA node. Fixed broken RandomX - regression since xmrig-cuda plugin v6.2.1)
  • 2020.08.18
  • Update v1284

    • Improved sending rig data to server during startup phase.
    • Improved time and date synchronization.
    • Making sure during startup that all AMD GPU cards are initialized during startup before first running miner.
  • 2020.08.17
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.3.0 (Support 6G cards for Cuckatoo32. Initial support for ETH mining on AMD RX 5500/5600/5700. Fix compatibility issues when mining ETH on 4G cards)
  • 2020.08.12
  • Update v1283

    • Updated amdvbflashtool to version 4.71 (Added support for Navi22. Added -cu_count option - calculates the number of CUs)
    • Fixed units per GPU in stats for TT-Miner
  • 2020.08.11
  • Miners update

    • ethminer-v0.19.0 (beta release)
  • 2020.08.10
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.21 (Major performance improvement for BeamHashIII)
  • 2020.08.08
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.06 (Added support for Cuckaroo-29B (Bittube) for 6G+ GPUs and Cuckaroo-29S (Swap) for 6G+ GPUs. New option--devicesbypcie to make --devices option recognize PCIE-Bus:PCIE-Address pairs instead of the normal numberation. Added currently connected pool and total uptime of the miner to the longer statistics. Improved Beam stratum: For Beam the miner now can distinguish between stale and normal rejected shares. Requires pool to send block height (Nicehash). Assignment of shares towards GPUs should now work better. Fixed bug: Beam Hash III 3G miner not starting up in 1.05. Fixed bug: Beam Hash III not starting up on older revisions of the Blockchain driver. Fixed bug: Miner crashed when a CPU only OpenCL platform (e.g. pocl) was found)
  • 2020.08.07
  • Miners update

    • nanominer-v1.10.0 (Added KawPoW (Ravencoin) algorithm support for Nvidia. Includes several know-how memory optimizations for longer mining on a 3 GB Nvidia cards)
  • 2020.08.06
  • Update v1282

    • If you want to flash nvidia via SSH, you can now unload all modules using special command: nvidiaunload, then you can flash your GPUs
    • Improved output information for detecting problems with network. Checks if rig got DHCP address and if can ping google, cloudflare and simplemining
    • Improved "Unknown Memory" type reading for VEGA/NAVI GPUs
  • 2020.08.04
  • Miners update

    • cryptodredge-v0.24.0 (Improved Argon2d (NIM). Add --recompute option to set memory reduction factor (argon2d-nim). Fix high CPU usage on MTP/Argon2/CryptoNight. Slightly improved Chukwa (Argon2-512) and Ninja (Argon2-256). Fix memory leaks in MTP. New CryptoNightTLO and Sha256csm algorithms. Fix CryptoNightHaven issue related to Unsupported blob size. Add --sni option to enable SNI for the pool connection. Other minor fixes)
  • 2020.08.03
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.05 (Improved performance Beam Hash III for all supported GPUs 4G+ 4-8%. Added highly experimental support (untested) for Beam Hash III on blockchain drivers for Polaris 10, Fiji and Hawaii GPUs. Added highly experimental support (untested) for Beam Hash III on Kepler (SM 3.2 and higher) GPUs, Requires CUDA 9+ compatible SimpleMiningOS image. Fixed bug with mining Cuckarood-29 not starting up. Fixed bug with mining on Nvidia GPUs crashed after few seconds when NVML library was not found. Fixed bug with mining Beam Hash III on some 8G cards did not start up (because of failed to allocate more memory on some systems)
  • 2020.08.01
  • Miners update

    • teamredminer-v0.7.9 (Fixes for mixed rig mining. Added --eth_epoch argument for easier epoch testing. Added --eth_aggr_mode for automatic aggressive B mode on Polaris 8GB gpus. Added --watchdog_disable argument)
  • 2020.07.31
  • Miners update

    • xmrig-v6.3.1 (Added pause-on-battery option. Added command line options --randomx-cache-qos and --argon2-impl)
  • 2020.07.29
  • Rollback of new OS image

    • SM-5.4.52-1-a19.50-n450.57 this image has some bugs and we no longer advice to use it.
  • 2020.07.29
  • SimpleMiningOS images update

    • Released new official and stable image for all supported GPUs with newest AMD driver, AMD 19.50 libraries and NVIDIA 450.57 drivers
    • This image supports all AMD GPUs including Polaris/Vega/Radeon VII and Navi Series cards and all NVIDIA cards.
    • Image contains also newest Intel e1000e network driver and since now all new images will include newest possible version of this driver
  • 2020.07.28
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.2.12 (Improve performance of the Cuckaroo29z)
  • 2020.07.26
  • Miners update

    • phoenixminer-v5.1b (Added support for VRAM timing adjustments for Nvidia cards of 10x0. Added -ttli option to automatically decrease the mining speed to avoid overheating the GPUs over the target temperature. Fixed long-standing problems with -gpow option, which now works properly. Many other small improvements and fixes)
    • phoenixminer-v5.1c (Added more Pascal-based Nvidia cards to the list of supported Nvidia cards for memory timing (straps). Added new parameter -nvmem to force using straps even on unsupported Nvidia GPUs. Removed some dead ethash-based altcoins and updated the support for the rest of them. Other small fixes)
    • strap option don't work yet under SimpleMining
  • 2020.07.24
  • Miners update

    • ccminer-monkins1010-cuda-v3.8 (Verushash v2.1 -2.2 for Nvidia GPUS's only. This miner requires CPU with AES/VXL instructions)
    • gminer-v2.20 (improved cuckarooz29 performance on GTX cards)
  • 2020.07.23
  • Miners update

    • miniz-v1.6v5 (bug fixes)
  • 2020.07.22
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.2.11 (Improve performance of Cuckaroo29z. Fixes fidelity issues on GRIN - both Cuckaroo29z and Cuckatoo32)
  • 2020.07.21
  • Miners update

    • miniz-v1.6v4 (Major structural software improvements. 4 times smaller executable file. Major speed improvements for 144,5s – BeamHashIII. Minor improvements for all other algos for some GPUs. Fixed invalid shares on AION/F2Pool. Faster feedback on miniZ start. Improved command line usage. Fixed some more stability issues)
  • 2020.07.20
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.2.9 (Support Cuckaroo29z algorithm for GRIN hardfork. Various performance improvements on AMD ETH miner)
    • gminer-v2.19 (Improved cuckarooz29 performance. Removed grin29 hard fork auto-switch)
    • teamredminer-v0.7.8 (Upgrade for upcoming Haven hard fork. Tiny Nimiq optimizations 1-2%, mostly Vega and Navi. Fixed pool name returned by API for Nimiq)
  • 2020.07.17
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.18 (added Cuckarooz29 algorithm)
    • nanominer-v1.9.6 (XMR mining: Fixed miner termination in case there are no jobs for 10 minutes)
    • xmrig-v6.3.0 (Adopted new SSE2NEON and reduced ARM-specific changes. RandomX: Added new option cache_qos in randomx object for cache QoS support. Added support for upcoming Haven offshore fork. CryptoNight OpenCL: fix for long input data)