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ccMiner release 1.5.

2-tpruvot (SP_MOD) (april 2015)

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>>> Introduction <<<

This is a CUDA accelerated mining application which handle :

HeavyCoin & MjollnirCoin
GroestlCoin & Myriad-Groestl
QuarkCoin family & AnimeCoin
DarkCoin and other X11 coins
NEOS blake (256 14-rounds)
BlakeCoin (256 8-rounds)
Keccak (Maxcoin)
Deep, Doom and Qubit
Pentablake (Blake 512 x5)
S3 (OneCoin)
Lyra2RE (new VertCoin algo)

where some of these coins have a VERY NOTABLE nVidia advantage
over competing AMD (OpenCL Only) implementations.

We did not take a big effort on improving usability, so please set
your parameters carefuly.


If you're interessted and read the source-code, please excuse
that the most of our comments are in german.

>>> Command Line Interface <<<

This code is based on the pooler cpuminer 2.3.2 release and inherits
its command line interface and options.

-a, --algo=ALGO specify the algorithm to use
anime use to mine Animecoin
blake use to mine NEOS (Blake 256)
blakecoin use to mine Old Blake 256
deep use to mine Deepcoin
dmd-gr use to mine Diamond-Groestl
fresh use to mine Freshcoin
fugue256 use to mine Fuguecoin
groestl use to mine Groestlcoin
heavy use to mine Heavycoin
jackpot use to mine Jackpotcoin
keccak use to mine Maxcoin
luffa use to mine Doomcoin
lyra2 use to mine LyraBar
mjollnir use to mine Mjollnircoin
myr-gr use to mine Myriad-Groest
neoscrypt use to mine FeatherCoin
nist5 use to mine TalkCoin
penta use to mine Joincoin / Pentablake
quark use to mine Quarkcoin
qubit use to mine Qubit Algo
s3 use to mine 1coin
whirl use to mine Whirlcoin
x11 use to mine DarkCoin
x14 use to mine X14Coin
x15 use to mine Halcyon
x17 use to mine X17
lyra2v2 use to mine Vertcoin

-d, --devices gives a comma separated list of CUDA device IDs
to operate on. Device IDs start counting from 0!
Alternatively give string names of your card like
gtx780ti or gt640#2 (matching 2nd gt640 in the PC).

-i, --intensity GPU threads per call 8-31 (default: 0=auto)
Decimals are allowed for fine tuning
-f, --diff Divide difficulty by this factor (std is 1)
-v, --vote Heavycoin block vote (default: 512)
-o, --url=URL URL of mining server
-O, --userpass=U:P username:password pair for mining server
-u, --user=USERNAME username for mining server
-p, --pass=PASSWORD password for mining server
--cert=FILE certificate for mining server using SSL
-x, --proxy=[PROTOCOL://]HOST[:PORT] connect through a proxy
-t, --threads=N number of miner threads (default: number of nVidia GPUs in
your system)
-r, --retries=N number of times to retry if a network call fails
(default: retry indefinitely)
-R, --retry-pause=N time to pause between retries, in seconds (default: 15)
-T, --timeout=N network timeout, in seconds (default: 270)
-s, --scantime=N upper bound on time spent scanning current work when
long polling is unavailable, in seconds (default: 5)
-N, --statsavg number of samples used to display hashrate (default: 30)
--no-gbt disable getblocktemplate support (height check in solo)
--no-longpoll disable X-Long-Polling support
--no-stratum disable X-Stratum support
-q, --quiet disable per-thread hashmeter output
-D, --debug enable debug output
-P, --protocol-dump verbose dump of protocol-level activities
-b, --api-bind IP/Port for the miner API (default:
--benchmark run in offline benchmark mode
--cputest debug hashes from cpu algorithms
--cpu-affinity set process affinity to specific cpu core(s) mask
--cpu-priority set process priority (default: 0 idle, 2 normal to 5
-c, --config=FILE load a JSON-format configuration file
--no-color disable colored console output
-V, --version display version information and exit
-h, --help display this help text and exit

>>> Examples <<<

Example for Heavycoin Mining on with a single gpu in your system
ccminer -t 1 -a heavy -o stratum+tcp:// -u
<<username.worker>> -p <<workerpassword>> -v 8

Example for Heavycoin Mining on with a dual gpu in your system
ccminer -t 2 -a heavy -o stratum+tcp:// -u <<WALLET>> -p x
-v 8

Example for Fuguecoin solo-mining with 4 gpu's in your system and a Fuguecoin-
wallet running on localhost
ccminer -q -s 1 -t 4 -a fugue256 -o http://localhost:9089/ -u <<myusername>> -p

Example for Fuguecoin pool mining on with all your GPUs
ccminer -q -a fugue256 -o stratum+tcp:// -u

Example for Groestlcoin solo mining
ccminer -q -s 1 -a groestl -o -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD

For solo-mining you typically use -o where xxxx represents
the rpcport number specified in your wallet's .conf file and you have to pass the
same username
and password with -O (or -u -p) as specified in the wallet config.

The wallet must also be started with the -server option and/or with the server=1
flag in the .conf file

>>> API and Monitoring <<<

With the -b parameter you can open your ccminer to your network, use -b if required.
On windows, setting will ask firewall permissions on the first launch. Its

Default API feature is only enabled for localhost queries by default, on port 4068.

You can test this api on linux with "telnet <miner-ip> 4068" and type "help" to
list the commands.
Default api format is delimited text. If required a php json wrapper is present in
api/ folder.

I plan to add a json format later, if requests are formatted in json too..

>>> Additional Notes <<<

This code should be running on nVidia GPUs ranging from compute capability
3.0 up to compute capability 5.2. Support for Compute 2.0 has been dropped
so we can more efficiently implement new algorithms using the latest hardware


Jan. 2015 v1.5.2
Allow per device intensity, example: -i 20,19.5
Add process CPU priority and affinity mask parameters
Intelligent duplicate shares check feature (enabled if needed)
api: Fan RPM (windows), Cuda threads count, linux kernel ver.
More X11 optimisations from sp and KlausT
SM 3.0 enhancements

Dec. 16th 2014 v1.5.1
Add lyra2RE algo for Vertcoin based on djm34/vtc code
Multiple shares support (2 for the moment)
X11 optimisations (From klaust and sp-hash)
HTML5 WebSocket api compatibility (see api/websocket.htm)
Solo mode height checks with getblocktemplate rpc calls

Nov. 27th 2014 v1.5.0
Upgrade compat jansson to 2.6 (for windows)
Add pool mining.set_extranonce support
Allow intermediate intensity with decimals
Update prebuilt x86 openssl lib to 1.0.1i
Fix heavy algo on linux (broken since 1.4)
Some internal changes to use the C++ compiler
New API 1.2 with some new commands (read only)
Add some of sp x11/x15 optimisations (and tsiv x13)

Nov. 15th 2014 v1.4.9
Support of nvml and nvapi(windows) to monitor gpus
Fix (again) displayed hashrate for multi gpus systems
Average is now made by card (30 scans of the card)
Final API v1.1 (new fields + histo command)
Add support of telnet queries "telnet 4068"
add histo api command to get performance debug details
Add a rig sample php ui using json wrapper (php)
Restore quark/jackpot previous speed (differently)

Nov. 12th 2014 v1.4.8
Add a basic API and a sample php json wrapper
Add statsavg (def 20) and api-bind parameters

Nov. 11th 2014 v1.4.7
Average hashrate (based on the 20 last scans)
Rewrite blake algo
Add the -i (gpu threads/intensity parameter)
Add some X11 optimisations based on sp_ commits
Fix quark reported hashrate and benchmark mode for some algos
Enhance json config file param (int/float/false) (-c config.json)
Update windows prebuilt curl to 7.38.0

Oct. 26th 2014 v1.4.6
Add S3 algo reusing existing code (onecoin)
Small X11 (simd512) enhancement

Oct. 20th 2014 v1.4.5
Add keccak algo from djm34 repo (maxcoin)
Curl 7.35 and OpenSSL are now included in the binary (and win
Enhance windows terminal support (--help was broken)

Sep. 27th 2014 v1.4.4
First SM 5.2 Release (GTX 970 & 980)
CUDA Runtime included in binary
Colors enabled by default

Sep. 10th 2014 v1.4.3
Add algos from djm34 repo (deep, doom, qubit)
Goalcoin seems to be dead, not imported.
Create also the pentablake algo (5x Blake 512)

Sept 6th 2014 Almost twice the speed on blake256 algos with the "midstate"

Sep. 1st 2014 add X17, optimized x15 and whirl
add blake (256 variant)
color support on Windows,
remove some dll dependencies (pthreads, msvcp)

Aug. 18th 2014 add X14, X15, Whirl, and Fresh algos,
also add colors and nvprof cmd line support

June 15th 2014 add X13 and Diamond Groestl support.
Thanks to tsiv and to Bombadil for the contributions!

June 14th 2014 released Killer Groestl quad version which I deem
sufficiently hard to port over to AMD. It isn't
the fastest option for Compute 3.5 and 5.0 cards,
but it is still much faster than the table based

May 10th 2014 added X11, but without the bells & whistles
(no killer Groestl, SIMD hash quite slow still)

May 6th 2014 this adds the quark and animecoin algorithms.

May 3rd 2014 add the MjollnirCoin hash algorithm for the upcomin
MjollnirCoin relaunch.
Add the -f (--diff) option to adjust the difficulty
e.g. for the erebor Dwarfpool myr-gr SaffronCoin pool.
Use -f 256 there.

May 1st 2014 adapt the Jackpot algorithms to changes made by the
coin developers. We keep our unique nVidia advantage
because we have a way to break up the divergence.
NOTE: Jackpot Hash now requires Compute 3.0 or later.

April, 27 2014 this release adds Myriad-Groestl and Jackpot Coin.
we apply an optimization to Jackpot that turns this
into a Keccak-only CUDA coin ;) Jackpot is tested with
solo--mining only at the moment.

March, 27 2014 Heavycoin exchange rates soar, and as a result this coin
gets some love: We greatly optimized the Hefty1 kernel
for speed. Expect some hefty gains, especially on 750Ti's!

By popular demand, we added the -d option as known from

different compute capability builds are now provided until
we figure out how to pack everything into a single executable
in a Windows build.

March, 24 2014 fixed Groestl pool support

went back to Compute 1.x for kernel by
default after numerous reports of ccminer v0.2/v0.3
not working with HeavyCoin for some people.

March, 23 2014 added Groestlcoin support. stratum status unknown
(the only pool is currently down for fixing issues)

March, 21 2014 use of shared memory in Fugue256 kernel boosts hash rates
on Fermi and Maxwell devices. Kepler may suffer slightly

Fixed Stratum for Fuguecoin. Tested on dwarfpool.

March, 18 2014 initial release.

>>> AUTHORS <<<

Notable contributors to this application are:

Christian Buchner, Christian H. (Germany): Initial CUDA implementation

djm34, tsiv, sp for cuda algos implementation and optimisation

Tanguy Pruvot : 750Ti tuning, blake, colors, general code cleanup/opts
API monitoring, linux Config/Makefile and vstudio stuff...

and also many thanks to anyone else who contributed to the original
cpuminer application (Jeff Garzik, pooler), it's original HVC-fork
and the HVC-fork available at
Source code is included to satisfy GNU GPL V3 requirements.

With kind regards,

Christian Buchner ( )
Christian H. ( Chris84 )
Tanguy Pruvot ( tpruvot@github )