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.

  • 2020.10.30
  • New BETA SimpleMining image

    • SM-5.4.52-7-a20.30-n455.38
    • New NVIDIA beta driver with RTX 3070 support
    • Image is available in download section and in "Advanced commands"
  • 2020.10.30
  • Miners update

    • miniz-v1.6w2 (192,7 major improvements: 2-11% - most on Turing GPUs, and 1050 Ti. Reduced invalid shares on 192,7. Added 2GB kernel for 192,7. Added experimental support for Ampere GPUs)
    • nbminer-nebutech-v33.1 (Fix some format error on console. Optimize octopus lower CPU usage. New option --share-check, if no share found in a set period of time, miner will reboot. default to 30 minutes. SOLO miners should set this option to 0 to turn off check)
  • 2020.10.29
  • Update v1294

    • Fixed missing system RAM size information in dashboard details
    • Fixed "Checking Internet connection" issues during rig startup
    • Fixed lolminer API units stats with ethash mining
  • 2020.10.29
  • Miners update

    • t-rex-v0.18.5 (Ethash performance improvements for Pascal GPUs on some configurations. Ethash allow mining at a decreased hashrate when DAG no longer fits GPU memory)
  • 2020.10.28
  • Miners update

    • nbminer-nebutech-v33.0 (New algo octopus for mining conflux - support both solo and pool mining, need Nvidia GPU above 6G. Ethash improve performance on Vega & Navi. Beamv3 improve performance on high end 10xx Nvidia. Modify summary output on console, add share statistics for each GPU. Ethash fix zero hashrate on certain cases for AMD)
  • 2020.10.26
  • Advanced Command update

    • New option with custom reflash to make rig as local image file cache for faster reflash more than one rig. Option called "download" for downloading image and share it for other rigs in network makes them faster download via local network in case of utilizing slow Internet connection every time. More details with examples available in Advanced Commands by selecting "Reflash: custom image".
  • 2020.10.24
  • Miners update

    • teamredminer-v0.7.16c (Beta release. Chukwa2: fixed kernels loading for Radeon VII gpus and fixed mem footprint for 2GB gpus)
  • 2020.10.23
  • Miners update

    • teamredminer-v0.7.16b (Beta release - Added algo trtl_chukwa2 for the Turtlecoin fork on 2020-10-22. Only use for the Turtlecoin fork. Navi gpus are NOT supported on chukwa2 for now)
  • 2020.10.22
  • Update v1292

    • Fixed NVIDIA RTX 3000 series fan problem that caused nearly 100% fan speed
  • 2020.10.21
  • Miners update

    • teamredminer-v0.7.15 (Ethash: fixed bug for ZIL (epoch 0) mining on 4GB gpus (bug appeared in 0.7.14). Ethash: reverted to v0.7.10 kernels for stability purposes except for ROCm-based rigs)
  • 2020.10.19
  • Miners update

    • xmrig-v6.4.0-fix (Fixed release with cn/r and kawpow mining fault issue on NVIDIA)
  • 2020.10.19
  • Miners update

    • xmrig-v6.4.0 (Removed rx/loki. Added argon2/chukwav2. Added benchmark and stress test. RandomX: improved software AES performance, fixed unexpected resume due to disconnect during dataset init, fixed randomx_create_vm call, fixed crash on x86, added huge-pages-jit config parameter. Fixed possible race condition in hashrate counting code. General code improvements. Added more precise hashrate calculation. Fixed libuv performance issue)
  • 2020.10.18
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.29 (Caching DAG file, very useful for Ethash+ZIL mining, miner will not spend time on creating DAG file on Ethash/ZIL change after caching. Minimize memory allocation for DAG file. Fixed All DevFee mining pool are unavailable error on Ethash)
    • t-rex-v0.18.2 (New parameter --watchdog-exit-mode to perform actions when miner gets restarted multiple times. Print current mining pool in the GPU hashrate table. Bug fixes with progpow-veil for VEIL's upcoming fork. Now miner available with CUDA 9.1/9.2/10.0/11.1 compatibility)
  • 2020.10.17
  • Miners update

    • wildrig-multi-v0.28.1 (Beta release. Updated progpow-veil for started testnet. Lowered devfee on megabtx and megamec to default 1%)
  • 2020.10.15
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.11 (Added experimental ZOMBIE mode for 4G AMD GPUs Fiji & Polaris. This allow continue mining Ethash above the 4G DAG size limit with some time memory trade of. This allows efficient ETH mining until ~February in Linux. Reworked of Ethash memory allocation strategies. Fixed BeamHashIII for R9 380 8G cards - now use the working 4G code)
    • teamredminer-v0.7.14 (Ethash: verified Linux support for 4GB gpus up to and including epoch 381. Ethash: added support for extended 4GB mining from epoch 382 and up. Kawpow: cleaned up false hw errs for some block heights)
  • 2020.10.11
  • Miners update

    • t-rex-v0.18.1 (Added algos: progpow-veriblock (for Veriblock), progpow-veil (VEIL's upcoming fork), megabtx (Bitcore). Stratum+tcp automatically selects the most commonly used pool protocol for a given algorithm (use stratum1/2+tcp). Bug fixes: Occasional crashes on miner shutdown. Miner wouldn't start if some of the GPUs aren't supported even though they are deselected via -d. Ethash consuming memory on the GPUs deselected by -d)
  • 2020.10.10
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.28 (Support ETH/ETC+ZIL mining. Fixed compatibility with luckypool.io for Zano. Fixed "All DevFee pools are unavailable" error for Grimm)
  • 2020.10.08
  • Update v1291

    • Fixed GPU temp and fan data reporting problem on some AMD rigs
    • Added software system watchdog preventing to rig not response on fatal error occurs even if still mining
  • 2020.10.08
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.27 (Fixed miner crash on Ethash/ProgPoW for DAG over 4GB. Added algos VProgPoW (VeriBlock) and ProgPoWZ (Zano))
    • wildrig-multi-v0.28.0 (Implemented progpow-veil for Veil(testnet). All --benchmark-* parameters will start benchmark, so no need to use --benchmark. One more fix for minotaur on nvidia)
  • 2020.10.07
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.10 (Measurably reduced power draw of Fury and RX 460 - 590 GPUs on Ethash. Fixed bug mining with epoch lower 256 freezes the RIG. Nicehash mining Ethash should be stable now. Reverted the pause on epoch 0 change. Miner now supports mining Zilliqa dual mining with ETH/ETC. New parameter: --enablezilcache : allows 8G+ AMD GPUs to create two DAGs, one for epoch 0 (Zilliqa) and one regular one. This way only on first switch the DAG will be created on 8G GPUs. The next switches the miner can use the cached version. This gives effectively ~2% more mining time in the beginning of a ZIL DS epoch)
  • 2020.10.07
  • SimpleMiningImager update

    • SimpleMiningImager-v4.0 (Supports newest SimpleMining images based on kernel 5.4, which failed with SMI-v3.3 and older. Fixed crash with flashing very slow drives. Now working under screen. Fixed possible freeze on running with AMD GPU inserted into PCI slot)
  • 2020.10.05
  • Miners update

    • nbminer-nebutech-v32.1 (Fix AMD device initialization failure on some rigs)
    • teamredminer-v0.7.13 (Added argument for manual adjustment of 4GB dag allocation - see --eth_4g_alloc_adjust=X,Y,Z. Added protection against broken dev servers with additional random server selection mechanism)
  • 2020.10.04
  • Miners update

    • lolminer-v1.09 (Added support for Ethash on AMD (- R9 380 and newer - at 0.7% fee. Added support for BeamHash III on 4G Tonga - R9 280(X). New parameter --keepfree (default 5) to set the number of MBytes the miner should reserve on each GPU for the operation system. New ethash parameter --benchepoch among with --benchmark ETHASH to run the benchmark mode for a fixed epoch height. New ethash parameter --ethstratum to set the stratum mode for ethash. New ethash parameter --dagdelay to put a delay in seconds between allocation of DAG for the single GPUs. May help to get a rig with low system memory and small page file running. Fixed bug: watchdog toggle was inactive although it should be active. Added support of Vega GPUs on 18.30 and 18.40 drivers on Ethash and BeamHash III. Fixed bug: Miner crashes on startup when Ethash coin different to ETH / ETC is mined. Fixed bug: Stratum module may crash on epoch change or not amend epoch change. Fixed bug: DAG epoch less then 200 should work now (instead of crash). Fixed bug: short statistics show very high hash rate after temporary connection loss. Note: on startup first 30 seconds will show lower hash rate now since it involves DAG generation. Fixed bug / new feature: stratum does no longer crash when EthereumStratum/1.0.0 login request is responded in Ethproxy format. Instead stratum module now tries to change the mode to fit the pools format. New Feature: Jobs send with epoch 0 will cause the miner to pause (this might help burning less energy on Nicehash when they run out of work)
    • teamredminer-v0.7.12 (Bugfix release: v0.7.11 could crash with rejected ethash shares. Fixed print format bug on ethash rejected shares)
    • xmrig-v6.3.5 (KawPow: fixed OpenCL memory leak. RandomX: optimized soft AES code. General code improvements. Fixed crash on old CPUs)
  • 2020.10.01
  • Miners update

    • gminer-v2.26 (Fixed performance regression on Aeternity, BitTube, Swap)
    • nanominer-v1.11.0 (Removed dev fee for RandomHash2. Added countDevShares option to control if dev reward shares are reflected in miner statistics or not)
    • wildrig-multi-v0.27.6 (Fixed issue with getting banned while mining veriblock on official node (possible with other progpow pools too). Tuned a bit minotaur for nvidia)
  • 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)