Awesome miner v7.1.6 (Nvidia & AMD) – One of the most multifunctional miners supporting video cards of both AMD and Nvidia. In addition, there is the possibility of mining on the CPU.
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Profit switching for GPU and CPU mining
This guide describes the concepts of profit switching for GPU and CPU mining, using a Managed Profit Miner in Awesome Miner. For a general introduction to the profit switching feature, see the guide Profit switching introduction.
Managed Profit Switching operates in the following way
Based on the concept of Managed Miner, but requires a specific kind called Managed Profit Miner
Intended to be used for GPU mining running on Windows
Supports automatic switching between multiple algorithms and mining software (e.g. switching between Sgminer, Claymore Ethereum and more)
Automatically switch between multiple algorithms, online services like NiceHash and single coin pools
Setup a single miner
This guide will describe the steps how to setup a single miner for Managed Profit Switching.
Click New miner… in the main window of Awesome Miner
The wizard welcome page is displayed. Click Next to continue.
Select Managed Profit Miner and click Next
Configure the new miner:
Description: Give the new miner a description (optional)
Miner host: Specify on which host the miner should be running. Select Local to run on the local computer where Awesome Miner is running. To run the mining on a computer where Remote Agent is running, either select it from the list if it already been added, or click the New button to add it. When adding a new Remote Agent, the IP address of the computer where the Remote Agent is running needs to be specified.
Profit switching profile: Select either AMD GPU or nVidia GPU in the list of profit profiles. These profiles can be customized in the Options dialog later.
Click Next to continue
The first time a Managed Profit Miner is added, you need to specify which mining pools to use. The example below illustrates the use of NiceHash and Zpool, two mining pools where you only need to specify your Bitcoin address to get started with mining.Note: In case you don’t see the page below and want to change the configuration, please finalize the wizard first and then go to the Options dialog, Profit switching section. Click Next to continue
Click Finish to confirm the new miner
Managed Profit Switching: Setup multiple miners using network scan
This guide will describe the steps how to setup a multiple miners for for Managed Profit Switching. All computers to be managed by Awesome Miner must have Awesome Miner Remote Agent installed and running. The network scan will search for Remote Agents on the network.
Click New miner… in the main window of Awesome Miner
The wizard welcome page is displayed. Click Next to continue.
Select Network scan and click Next
Select the Miner type Awesome Miner Remote Agent and the IP range to scan. Click Start scan and wait until the scan is finished:
Check the box on the left side for each miner you want to add
Give the new miners a description (optional)
Click Next to continue
Select either AMD GPU or nVidia GPU in the list of profit profiles. These profiles can be customized in the Options dialog later. Click Next to continue
The first time a Managed Profit Miner is added, you need to specify which mining pools to use. The example below illustrates the use of NiceHash and Zpool, two mining pools where you only need to specify your Bitcoin address to get started with mining. The same configuration for profit switching pools are also available via the Options dialog, Profit switching section. Click Next to continue
Click Finish to confirm the new miners
The profit switching feature can be configured in the Options dialog, Profit switching section as illustrated below. The settings below are only used for Managed Profit Miners, where GPU or CPU mining is used. The settings are not applicable for External Profit Switching where ASIC miners are used.
Settings for Managed Profit Switching
Enable Managed Profit Switching: Specifies if Managed Profit Switching should be used. When enabled, at least one of the checkboxes for the pools below must be checked. This option is required for using Managed Profit Miners (defined in Managed Miners section of Options dialog).
Nicehash, Zpool, and most other pools: Enter your Bitcoin address to use any of these mining pools.
Mining Pool Hub and Mining Dutch: It’s required to first sign up on the pool web sites to use these mining pools. Enter your username and worker name as indicated on the pool web site. Please note that the worker name may have to be added on the pool web site before using it.
Ignore pools with no accepted shares in: If enabled, the profit switcher will mark the current pool as failed if the pool doesn’t report any accepted shares in the configured number of minutes. This can be an indication that either the mining software or the pool isn’t working as expected. The Ignore time specifies for how long the pool should be marked as failed.
Ignore pools after too many failed miner restart attempts: In case a specific mining software or algorithm are causing multiple crashes in a row, this feature can be used to mark the pool as failed, forcing the profit switcher to pick another pool that eventually will result in that another algorithm is selected.
Select BTC payout (c=BTC) for Yiimp based pools: This setting can enable payout in Bitcoin (BTC) for Yiimp-based pools (Zpool, Hash Refinery and so on). To enable payout in another coin via the password field, please go to the Online Services section and open the properties for each entry and set a custom value in the password field. Please see the documentation for the mining pools for details about supported parameters in the password field.
Make predefined pools available everywhere: If enabled, all the pools that are considered by the profit switcher will also be made available to be selected outside the profit switcher, for example as a pool for a Managed Miner.
Minimum time to stay on a pool: If enabled, Awesome Miner will not make and pool changes on a miner for the specific amount of time.
The profit switcher can include any pool as long as the profit information is available for the pool – for example that the coin statistics are known. To add multiple pools, a Pool Group containing all the pools must be added first. Pool Groups are defined in Options dialog, Pools section, Pool Groups tab. The Custom pools field can either specify a single pool, or a Pool Group that contains multiple pools.
Profit switching profiles defines the settings for the profit switchers. It defines what mining software to be used and the hashrate for each algorithm. The profiles can be configured in the Options dialog, Profit profile section.
There are three predefined profiles. AMD GPU, nVidia GPU and Intel CPU. These contain typical hashrates and a selection of which mining software they support. For the profit switcher to work well it’s recommended to adjust the configuration to match the mining hardware being used. The predefined profiles can be modified and new profiles can be added.
To change hashrate and power usage for all profiles, go to the Algorithms section of the Options dialog instead. The hashrates defined in the profit switching profiles will use the values from Algorithms as defaults, and only override those values where adjustments are needed.
Profile groups is a collection of multiple profit switching profiles. One profit switching profile could for example describe the hashrates for nVidia GTX 1060, while another describe the hashrates for nVidia GTX 1070. If a mining system is made up of three nVidia GTX 1060 and one nVidia GTX 1070, the profile group could specify this and the profit switcher would understand the exact hashrate capabilities of that system in order to make the correct decision.
Profile groups can also be used to make combined calculations in the Coins and Online Services tabs of the main window.
Every Managed Profit Miner must specify either a Profit switching profile or a Profit group. The power cost for a miner is based on the profile. If multiple GPU’s are used, a Profile Group should be used to specify the number of each GPU type in order for the total power cost to be correct.
Profit Switching Profile Properties
The properties for a Profit switching profiles allows configuration of which mining software to use and customizable hashrates.
The Configure button can be used to specify custom command line parameters to the mining software.
The default hashrates and power usage are defined in the Options dialog, Algorithms section. Each profile can override these settings.
Benefits of the Awesome miner
Powerful for large-scale mining:
Scalability up to 200,000 ASIC miners and 25,000 GPU / CPU miners;
Versatility and flexibility to service demanding operations.
Maximize profits – minimize downtime:
Profit switching based on real-time revenue and energy consumption;
Detecting mining problems with automatic recovery.
Easy to get started:
Start mining in a minute – registration is not required;
Automatically configure all popular mining pools with one click.
Awesome miner antminer firmware – Preview versions of Awesome Miner firmware for Antminer S17 (incl. S17 Pro) and T17. The Mining Profiles are not yet available, but the firmware will be feature complete in the near future ASIC mining – The operation to reboot Antminers (via web) can also be launched with the progress dialog to see the result of the reboot operation Features – Recently triggered rules can be displayed via the toolbar Tools -> Rule History – Bulk edit of update interval for External Miners – Dynamic update of the coin property ‘Value in USD’ using web sources Mining software – gminer 1.75 – NbMiner 26.1 – Miniz Miner 1.5s – SrbMiner Multi 0.1.7 beta Changes – Disable buttons for pool operations for the DevFee pools when using the Awesome Miner Antminer firmware, as these pools cannot be modified – Always show password mask characters for the registration code in the Options dialog
Integration – Removed HashRefinery pool as it’s no longer active Mining software – SrbMiner Multi 0.1.6 beta Corrections – Correction to profit switcher for External Miners for a scenario with all pools having negative profitability – Correction to a profit switching scenario when Awesome Miner is launched for the very first time. – Correction to Remote Proxy communication error
Awesome miner antminer firmware – Firmware for Antminer L3 + added ASIC mining – Improved matching of the pools reported by an ASIC miner with the pools defined in Awesome Miner Mining software – XmRig CPU miner 4.6.1
ASIC mining – Increased compatibility for the profit switcher to focus on the 10 most profitable pools when rearranging the pool priorities Mining software – Gminer 1.73, including support for Ethereum mining on Nicehash and Mining Pool Hub – SrbMiner Multi 0.1.5 beta – WildRig Miner 0.20.1 beta – Nanominer 1.6.2 Corrections – Correction to a scenario where user defined pools identical to predefined pools could be incorrectly removed
ASIC mining – Innosilicon A10 support improved Features – Display of average and maximum temperature per group in the Miners tab – Improved compatibility for processing data responses from dynamic updates of coin properties Integration – ProHashing pool – Stex exchange balance – TradeOgre exchange balance – Zergpool pool information to exclude solo mining pools User interface – Clocking Profile selection in the Profit Profile has been improved to make more room for the name of the profile Mining software – gminer 1.71 – Z-enemy miner 2.3 – XmRig CPU miner 4.5.0 beta Correction – Correction to exponential factor for ZClassic coin calculations
Awesome miner antminer firmware – Display of voltage per chain in the ASIC tab of Awesome Miner GPU mining – Benchmarking improved to allow using pools that are defined with a wallet in the Options dialog, Profit switching section, but disabled for the profit switcher – Added additional algorithms Integration – Graviex exchange balance Mining software – CcMiner Zcoin Official 1.3.1 – WildRig Miner 0.20.0.3 beta – SrbMiner Multi made available for the profit switcher Correction – User interface correction to the temperature display in the Summary tab when a miner has a large number of devices
Awesome miner antminer firmware – In addition to the firmware with a mining fee of 2%, another firmware version is made available with a mining fee of 3% where no Awesome Miner license is consumed. This makes it possible to use the 3% mining fee firmware without having to buy Awesome Miner licenses. ASIC mining – The feature to update custom cgminer configuration file properties via SSH will allow a custom path to be specified for the file – Improved compatibility for configuring privileged API access on ASIC miners – Antminer Z11 firmware from June 28th supported GPU mining – Added additional algorithms Features – Exchange balance feature to list your account balance for exchanges like Coinbase, Bittrex and Poloniex. Configurable in the Options dialog, Balance section. Displayed in the Balance tab in the main window. Integration – Mining Pool Hub pool list updated – The new Nicehash platform will be displayed as ‘Nicehash’ instead of ‘NicehashNew’ as it’s the only available platform. User interface – The balance tab in the main window uses sub tabs for Pool balance, Wallet balance and the new Exchange balance feature – Show API identifier in the Properties dialog of Managed Templates – Improved display of decimals for power efficiency in the Information column Mining software – Added mining software: SrbMiner Multi 0.1.4 – Bminer 15.8.7 – CcMiner Zcoin Official 1.3.0 – CpuMiner-Opt 22.214.171.124 – gminer 1.70 – Miniz Miner 1.5r – Nanominer 1.6.1 – NbMiner 26.0, incl. dual mining support – PhoenixMiner 4.7c, incl. dual mining support – T-Rex Miner 0.14.6 – XmRig CPU miner 4.4.0 beta Corrections – Correction to profit switching for dual mining if the profit for Ethereum is negative and no dual mining pools are available – Correction to benchmark of NbMiner
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