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.

  • 2020.08.03
  • 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)
  • 2020.07.14
  • SimpleMiningOS images fix update

    • All primary stable images updated 3 hour ago now fixed and reuploaded (some miners didnt work because of missing one library)
  • 2020.07.14
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.16 (added AMD support for Cuckaroo29b for BitTube)
  • 2020.07.14
  • SimpleMiningOS images update

    • All primary stable images updated to newest version 1281 on both download page and in advanced commands
  • 2020.07.13
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.04 (Improved performance 2-5% on all AMD on Beam Hash III, most 7% on Navi. Fixed load 3G solver on a 4G GPU on some distributions & driver although enough space was available. Some small internal fixes)
  • 2020.07.10
  • BIG changes are coming….

    • You as client probably spotted that we released very little dashboard updates recently. You are right ! This is due to fact that we are working on something new. Currently past 3 months our server side software is being rewritten from ground zero and this process will take another ~3 months. Here is some changes:
    • we will finally release REST API for users
    • we will introduce new Dashboard written in latest technologies (React JS)
    • with first new Dashboard update we will introduce few changes and improvements that You will love
    • Dashboard will be more responsive and with later updates will be lightning fast
    • we are also working on native iOS app and if it will be hot then also Android app too !
    • After everything will settle down, new features, changes, improvements will be added much faster !
    • I am sure that You and other users will love upcoming changes (at least i hope so :P)
  • 2020.07.10
  • Update v1281

    • NEW added memory undervolting (mvdd) for RX5700 (NAVI). GPUs default voltage is 1350mv and undervolting to 1280 or 1300 helps lowering mem temperature by even 5*C on memory chip. The wattage savings are like 1-2W per GPU (new field is available in OC window). Btw this memory undervolting makes no sense in Polaris RX500 series or VEGA or Radeon VII. Only NAVI makes sense.
    • NEW you can now overclock NAVI RX5700 cards with higher memory clocks and also lower core voltage than GPU bios allows.
    • improved sending debug console
    • improved progress bar of downloading miner
    • fixed nbminer stats (not summing hashrate)
    • fixed issue with not always miner stopped after getting pause command and message cleanup
    • fixed ugly messages on external monitor during first boot process
    • fixed "there is no screen" flooded message on external monitor while miner in Pause mode
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  • 2020.07.10
  • Miners update

    • xmrig-v6.2.3 (Fixed GPU health readings for pre Vega GPUs. Added results and connection reports. AstroBWT: fixed OpenCL compilation on some systems, optimized CPU share verification. KawPow: fixed DAG initialization on slower AMD, fixed rare duplicate share errors. RandomX: small speedup on Ryzen CPUs, added error message when MSR mod fails)
  • 2020.07.09
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.15 (added Cuckaroo29b algorithm for BitTube)
  • 2020.07.07
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.2.7 (Improve performance for the BeamHashIII. Reduce rejection rates for all miners)
    • gminer-v2.14 (Fixed bug with share difficulty on cuckaroom29-qitmeer. Lowered devfee to 3% on cuckaroom29-qitmeer)
  • 2020.07.06
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.13 (support Qitmeer hardfork - cuckaroom29 Qitmeer algorithm)
  • 2020.07.05
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.03 (New Beam Hash III 4G solver, replaces the 6G solver on AMD Vega GPUs and earlier +5- 8% performance on RX 580 & Vega GPUs. New Beam Hash III 6G solver on ROCm and for AMD Navi GPUs +8-10% performance on Navi)
  • 2020.07.03
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.12 (Improved performance BeamHashIII 2%-10%. Removed auto-switching to BeamHashIII)
    • noncerpro-cuda-v3.3.1 (Added --extra, -x option for solo mining on icemining pool. Added --log, -l option for disabling the log file. Fixed compute_70 (v100 cards) issue. API still not working for this miner - waiting for fix)
  • 2020.07.02
  • Miners update

    • wildrig-multi-v0.25.2-beta (--opencl-platforms now can be set with values amd and nvidia. adl/nvml now won't initialize if not needed. Fixed possible crash after donation mining on progpow variants. Improved lyra2 variants for nvidia. Fixed crash after devfee for progpow variants. Fixed wrong logic for temp limits. Initial support for amd hardware monitoring)
  • 2020.07.01
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.02 (Disabled Beam Hash III auto switcher. Fixed bug with not starting BEAM-III on RX 550 4G. Fixed bug with not start mining Cortex. Fixed bug with Beam Hash I 3G solver. Fixed bug with parameter --digits - missing in 1.0 and 1.01)
  • 2020.06.30
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.2.6 (Fix compatibility issues with Beam mining pools)
  • 2020.06.29
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.2.5 (Improve performance of the BeamHash III miner. Fix critical issues that the BeamHash III miner computes invalid solutions. Reduce the rejection rates of the Ethereum and ProgPOW miners)
    • miniz-v1.6v3 (no changelog available)
  • 2020.06.28
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.01 (Improved performance of Beam Hash III on 6G+ GPUs 4-5%. Added 3G/4G solver for Beam Hash III. Fixed an issue with mining Beam Hash III to NiceHash. --tls now allowed to be used multiple times to configure it for each pool separately)
    • miniz-v1.6v2 (no changelog available)
  • 2020.06.28
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.11 (support BeamHashIII algorithm for Nvidia, improved Cuckatoo32 performance up to 5%-8% dependent on GPU, lowered fee for Cuckatoo32 algorithm to 2%)
    • teamredminer-v0.7.7 (Added support for Nimiq dumb mode only, Integrated a Nimiq node.js network proxy into the miner)
  • 2020.06.26
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.0 (Stable release. New command line options - please update before first use new version. Added optimizes solvers for Beam Hash III for AMD & Nvidia cards. Use --coin BEAM to auto switch from BeamHash II to BeamHash III on fork June 28th - requires 8G GPU) or select Beam Hash III solver manually with --algo BEAM-III (requires 6G GPU). Added performance improved 10+% GRIN-C29M solver for 8G GPUs. Added Cuckaroo-30 solver to mine Cortex Ai for all 8G+ GPUs. Added support for non-integer difficulty on Grin. Reactivated support for Beam Hash I including support for personalization strings. AMD Navi does now work on all supported algorithms. Removed Grin Auto-Switcher. Removed support for MNX. Added temperature, consumption and fan speed readings. Internal bug fixes)
    • miniz-v1.6v-cuda10.0 (Dropped down Cuda8 version support. Added support for BeamHash III. Fixed --show-mode option that was only showing in combination with other options. Included another low memory mode for 1060 3GB on ZEL. Completely reworked the --ocX mechanism. Changed kernel calls for 150,5. Better default kernels for GTX1070, on stock settings, for all algorithms)
  • 2020.06.25
  • Miners update

    • t-rex-v0.15.8 (Extranonce support for Nicehash)
  • 2020.06.25
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.2.4 (Fix miscalculations of the targets for Qitmeer)
  • 2020.06.24
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.2.3 (Support Cuckaroo29m hardfork for Qitmeer. Retire the CKB miner. Fix compatibility issues when mining Ethereum on Nicehash)
  • 2020.06.24
  • Miners update

    • nbminer-nebutech-v31.1 (new algo cuckatoo32 for Grin32 on Nvidia 8G+ GPUs. kawpow support for NiceHash's extranonce.subscribe protocol)
  • 2020.06.23
  • Miners update

    • xmrig-v6.2.2 (Fixed detection of AVX2/AVX512. Fixed KawPow crash on old CPUs. Improved displaying information for compute errors on GPUs. Fixed NiceHash disconnects for KawPow. Fixed AMD GPU health readings on Linux. NVIDIA: Improved hashrate KawPow 2%, 10% faster DAG initialization. NVIDIA: Added fast job switching for KawPow, almost zero stale shares)
  • 2020.06.23
  • Miners update

    • - teamredminer-v0.7.6.4 (Alpha release for Nimq. Fixes bug cause lower poolside hashrate, especially on pools running a lower vardiff)
  • 2020.06.22
  • Miners update

    • teamredminer-v0.7.6.3 (Alpha release for Nimiq. Included network proxy needed to run TRM)
  • 2020.06.18
  • Miners update

    • bminer-v16.2.2 (Improved performance Ethereum mining on AMD. Retire ZEC miner. Improved stability Cuckatoo32. Support automatic transition to BeamHashIII)
    • teamredminer-v0.7.6.2 (Testing release for Nimq support via special network adapter proxy. Native pool support is coming soon)
  • 2020.06.17
  • Miners update

    • miniz-v1.5u2 (Fixed bug that ZEL mining not submitting shares on some pools. Adjusted default kernels for GTX1070, on stock settings, for all algos)
  • 2020.06.16
  • Miners update

    • miniz-v1.5u (144,5 major improvements up to 6.5%. 125,4: minor improvements up to 1%. Fixed connection latency. Added --ocX for automatic tunning of the best kernel for your GPU and OC settings, for all algos. Added --show-mode to show the miniZ kernel each GPU is using. Reduced memory utilization on 144,5 for all GPUs)
    • teamredminer-v0.7.6 (Added support for 5500(xt). Fixed Linux watchdog support for hard driver crashes (script was not executed). Fixed kawpow nicehash extranonce support. No longer need to specify full path to watchdog script in option --watchdog_script)
  • 2020.06.15
  • SimpleMiningImager update

    • SimpleMiningImager-v3.3 (Supports multi drives flashing simultaneously. Improved writing speed. More clear user interface - less messages. Added progress bars. Added new mode (default) - interactive - tool is waiting for user to plug all drives to flash and hit ENTER to start process. Old modes reboot/power off ares still supported in options.txt file)
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  • 2020.06.09
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.10 (Performance improvements qitmeer +20%. Fixed compatibility with latest nvidia drivers)
    • phoenixminer-v5.0e (Beta release with additional fixes and some workarounds for the ETH to ETC switching problem. May be not stable with AMD drivers v19.20)
    • xmrig-v6.2.0 (Beta release. Added algorithm cn/ccx for Conceal)
  • 2020.06.08
  • Miners update

    • phoenixminer-v5.0d (Fixed problem with crashing or slowing down when switching from ETC to ETH mining)
    • wildrig-multi-v0.25.0 (Beta release. May be not stable. Initial NVidia support. Slightly improved speed of kawpow/progpow. Fixed low hashrate of --progpow-kernel 1 on Navi with drivers 20.x. Fixed incorrect shares for progpowz algorithm(--progpow-kernel 2) on Vega and Radeon VII. Fixed different protocol issues for progpow variants. Fixed possible incorrect nonce when switching from donation session to user session. Added parameter --opencl-platforms to specify on which platforms start mining. Added parameter --no-nvml to disable monitoring of NVIDIA hardware)
  • 2020.06.06
  • Miners update

    • teamredminer-v0.7.5 (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%. Monitor detection with intensity adjustment. Fix for ethash pool hashrate reporting stopping after network outage)
    • xmrig-v6.0.1 (beta release. xmrig-cuda-v6.1.0 plugin included. Added title option. Print errors from KawPow DAG initialization. Reduced memory usage for KawPow. Optimized AstroBWT, approximately 3 times faster)
  • 2020.06.04
  • Miners update

    • xmrig-v6.0.0 (Added support for KawPow algorithm (Ravencoin) on AMD/NVIDIA)
  • 2020.06.03
  • Miners update:

    • nanominer-v1.9.5 (Fixed 4 GB Ethash DAG problem for AMD GPUs. Extended 4 GB cards life on Ethereum and Ethereum Classic)
  • 2020.06.02
  • Advanced Command update in the reflash tool:

    • show correct image size during download instead of average static value
    • fixed percentage in progress bars
    • reduced number of messages - improved transparency
    • MD5 files have been switched to the TXT format for more information
    • users using a custom file location must now attach this new TXT file instead of old MD5 format
  • 2020.06.02
  • Miners update

    • phoenixminer-v5.0c (Beta release. Added SO_REUSEPORT option on the remote control port under Linux to prevent problems when the miner is restarting)