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What's The Advantage Of Ethos Over Ubuntu Or Windows Mining?

What's The Advantage Of Ethos Over Ubuntu Or Windows Mining?

What exactly is the EthOs Distro ? As far as I understand it's an ethereum-dedicated linux. Why should someone want to use it? What's the advantage of EthOS over Ubuntu or Windows? What are the features? Better mining? That's a rip-off, Ubuntu with an Ethereum logo. Everything they offer is done with 5 lines of sudo apt-get install. Max Malysh Mar 26 '16 at 11:23 It seems to be sold as pre-installed SSDs - a convenience option?They also sell their "Digital Download" for the same price as a physical SSD with ethOS on, which is rather... unusual pricing. The ethOS licence is indecisive.They can't decide if they're GPL or... I'm not sure if I understand their "other" licence correctly, but it involves a small goat with red eyes. ethOS is in the "Commercial Deployment" section of their store, which suggests it's intended for, well, commercial deployment. Their "Dev Hours" timesheet, assuming it's solid hours, is also at least partially inconsistent, as ethOS 1.0 is given as "500 hours"... except that's 20 solid days, and checking the dates shows that they took 25 days - they would've been getting 4 hours of sleep every day. [MN: Or it means that more than one person worked on the task at the same time.] The web monitor? (Though their demo page for it doesn't show much, there may be something about it you consider useful.) Depending on how it's implemented (They don't show this), the "remote configuration" may also be useful. Updates presumably tied to ethOS update release schedule. EthOS is based on Ubuntu Linux source code which is under the GPL 3 licensing. Therefore, by not supplying the source code to ALL for free they are in violation of the licensing. I will be filing a complaint with UBUNTU about this violation. They are essentially stealing an open gpl licensed sof Continue reading >>

Ethereum (eth) Mining On Ubuntu Server 16.04

Ethereum (eth) Mining On Ubuntu Server 16.04

Ethereum (ETH) mining on Ubuntu Server 16.04 I recently became interested in cryptocurrency mining. These are my notes on setting up a server for running Claymore's ETH miner with the new AMDGPU-Pro Beta Mining Driver for Linux driver. I will be referring to two machines in these instructions. The first is a computer that is already setup for completing tasks (the workstation), the second is a computer that we will be configuring (the server). My workstation runs Ubuntu Mate 16.04, so these instructions will assume a Unix-like environment. PS - I spend a lot more time writing software than administrating servers. If I have made any horrible errors please let me know: [email protected] . I have the following hardware which I will be setting up to mine ETH. This is my server: six SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon RX 470 4GB GPUs We are going to be running Ubuntu server 16.04.03 as recent versions of AMD's OpenCL implementation do not require an X Server to run. So, go ahead and download ubuntu-16.04.3-server-amd64.iso if you do not already have it: wget I personally prefer to copy ISOs to installation media (thumb-drives) using dd. So, plug in your USB thumb-drive. The USB thumb-drive will most likely be auto-mounted and you will need to unmount it. There are lots of ways to figure out which partition(s) to unmount, one ways is to tail /var/log/syslog while you plug in the USB thumb-drive: $ tail -f /var/log/syslog | grep MountedJul 11 18:24:50 workstation udisksd[2429]: Mounted /dev/sdb1 at /media/your_username/foo on behalf of uid 1000 Now unmount the partition(s) and use dd to write the iso file to the thumb-drive. Note that while we unmount the partitions /dev/sdAN (where A is a letter and N is a number) we dd to the device /dev/sdA. Be extra careful to dd to the correct devi Continue reading >>

Begin Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Begin Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Begin Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux This guide was tested for Ubuntu 16.04, but many principles will hold true on other distributions. A working Ubuntu 16.04 installation with root privileges. You also need a modern GPU with more than 4GB of RAM. # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user It's hard not to have heard about Ethereum by now. It's the hottest new cryptocurrency that's still very much so on the rise. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum is still practical to mine, and tons of people are getting in on it. If you've been considering mining Ethereum, this guide will help you get started using open source tools and Ubuntu. Before you get started, install AMDGPU-PRO on Ubuntu. You obviously need software to begin mining. The developers behind the Ethereum currency created these tools and packaged them for Ubuntu. All you need to do is enable their PPA and install the packages. $ sudo apt install software-properties-common Then, you can enable the repository and update apt. $ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum$ sudo apt update There are plenty of excellent options for cryptocurrency wallets out there, and most of them do support Ethereum now. Because this guide is specific to Ethereum, it'll focus on the official Ethereum wallet, but if you have a preference, feel free to use that one instead. Install the dependencies before getting the Mist wallet. $ sudo apt install libappindicator1 libindicator7 With the dependencies installed, you can grab the latest release of Mist from project's Github page . You're looking for the "Ethereum Wallet" package. $ sudo dpkg -i Ethereum-Wallet-linux64-0-9-0.deb Open Continue reading >>

How To Mine Ether In Linux Ubuntu Server 16.04

How To Mine Ether In Linux Ubuntu Server 16.04

How to mine Ether in Linux Ubuntu Server 16.04 How to mine Ether in Linux Ubuntu Server 16.04 The following instructions assumes that you already have a ETH Wallet ID andthat your GPU cards model is AMD RX580, if you use other OS or GPU then youneed to adjust that properly by verifying package names and the correct driversfor the graphics card. Update the system to make sure we run the latest stable kernel, and in generalis a good practice to have our system packages up to date. We also install thebyobu session manager so we can keep running our miner even when were notconnected to the server, you could also use screen but I like the additionalinfo that byobu gives in the status line. $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade$ sudo apt-get install byobu && byobu-enable$ sudo reboot Download Ubuntu Driver for GPU AMD ATI RadeonRX580 (you want the one called: AMDGPU-Pro Driver Version 17.40 for Ubuntu 16.04.3or later). Download Claymores Dual EthereumMiner (the one you needis Claymore's Dual Ethereum+Decred_Siacoin_Lbry_Pascal AMD+NVIDIA GPU Minerv10.1 - LINUX.tar.gz or later). You should always download Claymores miningsoftware from the official post in Bitcoin Talkforums . Is better to download this files directly to the miner machine but doing thatwith the command line is not so easy, youll need megatools to make that happen. I think iseasier to download these files to your computer and then copying them over sshto the miner PC. How to copy the files to the miner machine? Option A - Copy them with a USB Flash Drive Of course for this option you actually need physical access to the minermachine, once you have the USB flash drive connected to the miner machine youlook for the files either in /mnt or /media directories and from them youjust copy them over with the Continue reading >>

Ubuntu 16.04 Lts Ethereum + Ethminer Setup Script For Nvidia Gpus

Ubuntu 16.04 Lts Ethereum + Ethminer Setup Script For Nvidia Gpus

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ethereum + ethminer setup script for Nvidia GPUs V.1.0 Special thanks to dwurzer for enhancements and bug fixes. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ethereum + ethminer setup script for Nvidia GPUs Written for Ubuntu 16.04 with a Desktop environment (Typical default install) Features automatic power reduction and overclocking of GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 GPUs Sets cool-bits as needed in xorg to enable overclocking Installs latest ethminer with CUDA optimizations Optionally installs CUDA 8.0 toolkit and sets correct PATH per Nvidia documentation Will optionally donate 60 minutes of GPU time after install, only runs once Typical usage (no options). From Desktop open terminal and cd to directory with script. Your computer will restart and continue automatically as needed. Options can be added as desired. For verbose mode (lots of output): To reduce GPU power and overclock with installing anything: #cool-bits must be enabled -v enable verbose mode, lots of output-c install CUDA 8.0 toolkit, not required for ethminer-h print this menu-381 installs Nvidia 381 driver instead of Long Lived 375-o overclocking only After initial run the script will be installed to your PATH and can be called from anywhere to run overclocking: sudo eth.sh -ofound 1 gpu[s]...found GeForce GTX 1060 at index 0...setting persistence mode...Enabled persistence mode for GPU 0000:01:00.0.All done.setting power limit to 75 watts..Power limit for GPU 0000:01:00.0 was set to 75.00 W from 120.00 W.All done. setting memory overclock of 500 Mhz...Attribute 'GPUMemoryTransferRateOffset' (riker-Z:0[gpu:0]) assignedvalue 500 Download at eth.sh script at github: (where it says clone or download, download zip) Souce code at: Continue reading >>

Ethereum Mining Guide For All Operating Systems

Ethereum Mining Guide For All Operating Systems

BestVPN Guides Ethereum Mining Guide for all Operating Systems Ethereum Mining Guide for all Operating Systems Ethereum mining can be difficult, I know! In this guide, Ive covered everything from the bottom up so whether youre a beginner or a pro you should be able to glean some useful insight and learn something new. It doesnt matter if youre planning to do mining using Linux, ethOS or Windows. Ive made sure to cover the steps for each. You will also find some great tips, tricks, optimizations, and solutions to common troubleshooting issues. If you dont have time to read all of it today, then bookmark this page, or sign up to our email list and receive it as a free ebook! Ethereum is an open blockchain platform similar to Bitcoin but with additional in-built flexibilities. With Ethereum, the blockchain can be considered to be intelligent thanks to the Ethereum Virtual Machine and Smart Contracts. Whereas with Bitcoin its a glorified ledger. With Ethereum you can execute code on the blockchain in a distributed way. These are called Smart Contracts. These allow you to set up a system, whereby a person will only receive payment under certain conditions. As Ethereum grows, the scale and complexities of these contracts are expected to increase. Smart Contracts is what has given Ethereum such a solid footing, as like with the blockchain has a functional use. If youre interested in about how Ethereum came about and wanted to find out more about it, then watch this YouTube video by COO, Stephan Tual . Before you determine if you should go on your Ethereum mining adventure; youll need to decide whether its going to be profitable or not. While, on the surface, this is incredibly easy, as Ill show below, you must be aware that mining is very much like trading. Cryptocurrency pri Continue reading >>

Mine Etherium With Ethminer On Ubuntu

Mine Etherium With Ethminer On Ubuntu

Digital cryptocurrency is not a new topic in the technology world due to its widespread usage. For some time, bitcoin has been widely regarded as the king of the cryptocurrency, but now it has been challenged by another aspirational cryptocurrency that is getting a huge attention from investors and professional miners. It even at the moment goes head to head with bitcoins even though its creators claim it as complementary within the cryptocurrency realm. So, this new cryptocurrency is known as Ether . Figure 1 Credits to That being said it is actually used to fuel this ecosystem known as Ethereum . Ethereum is a decentralized platform with its block chain for its apps to function, and these apps are powdered by these tokens known as ether. So basically ether may or may not be used as a currency, but rather as a fuel to power the Ethereum ecosystem, however its widely used as fungible currency as an alternative to bitcoins. Furthermore, like Bitcoins, Ethereum can be mined, and this process is known as mining ether. Even though the term Ethereum is used interchangeably, its more appropriate to use the term ether as its actually mined through this process. Ether can be mined with either CPU or GPU , and there are many miners around the world developed by various professionals specifically for this purpose only. The mined tokens then can be stored in wallets, which then can be exchanged or consumed to fuel the app running on Ethereum ecosystem. This articles demonstrates how to make use of Ethminer which is used to mine ether with the help of a GPU. Ethminer is an open source cross platform application developed specifically for mining ether, and makes use of OpenCL, and Nvidia CUDA technologies for mining purposes. It also supports stratum protocol which is used for pool Continue reading >>

Setup Ethereum Mining Inlinux

Setup Ethereum Mining Inlinux

This list is not the only configuration, just the one that I have used and recommended. For instance you can choose a SATA ssd, or even use a USB stick. On this particular motherboard, you can add 2 more cards using M.2 risers. There are several guides that should help you if you are new to this. It is my assumption that you are comfortable following the guided install. Tip: Pick Open SSH server to preinstall the secure shell if you will be using Putty or shelling in from another computer ./ethdcrminer64 -epool $MINING_POOL -ewal $WALLET -epsw x -mode 1 -tt 70 -allpools 1 Be sure to paste the url to your mining pool above and the wallet address. Now make this file executable Simply running./mine.sh will start your miner! Things will happen, you will need to reboot your system, your power may go out and you are not around to manually start your miner. Lets set up a systemd process to automatically start your miner when on bootup. sudo vim /lib/systemd/system/ethminer.service Now lets run a few commands to enable and run this service. Be sure you are not running./mine.sh manually Great! You have now daemonized your miner! Your logs are now going into the system logger. To view them you would run this: Now on reboot or power cycle you can be sure that your miner is always running. I have the following aliases in my ~/.bashrc file: alias watchminer='journalctl -fa -u ethminer' alias startminer='sudo systemctl start ethminer' alias stopminer='sudo systemctl stop ethminer' This makes life a little easier. If I want to view the claymore output, I just run watchminer. If I need to make adjustments stopminer and when Im ready to start the miner again, startminer. My personal advice is that you overclock and undervolt to stable levels and dont overdo it. If you overdo it, you wi Continue reading >>

How To Build A 6 Gpu Zcash Headless Mining Rig On Ubuntu 16.04 Using Claymore

How To Build A 6 Gpu Zcash Headless Mining Rig On Ubuntu 16.04 Using Claymore

Latest version of my guide to building and operating a mining rig is here, How to Build a 6 Rig GPU Miner for Zcash and Ethereum with Nvidia GTX 1070 and EthosDistro posted Oct 1, 2017 on Steemit. Bitcoin is getting all the press, and Bitcoin mining can be profitable. But the equipment is noisy, expensive, and hard to get. If you want to get started in crypto-currency, and have a little bit of technical knowhow, I recommend you build a GPU mining rig first. GPU mining rigs are just as profitable as Bitcoin mining, the products are easy to purchase, and the GPU cards have a 2 year warranty in case you burn them out. They are multipurpose, and can be used to mine many different crypto-currencies. These will usually pay for themselves in one year, including the cost of electricity. After that you are making money. Ive been building mining rigs using Ubuntu linux for a while now. I really like the AMD RX480 cards, and recently moved my Ethereum miners to using Claymores mining code. I wanted to mine Zcash also, and found that the AMD R9 Fury cards were better than the AMD RX480s. The first miners I built for Zcash used the SilentArmy miner for Ubuntu. It was good, but Claymores Windows version was 3 times as fast! I moved the machines to Windows 10 and ran the Claymore miner. Fabulous performance, no problems. Except I dont like Windows 10. When I need to check on the miner, or reboot it, I want to be able to SSH to it directly, make the change, and be done. Windows was rebooting at inconvenient times for updates, and I hated having to VPN in and get a GUI going with NoMachine just to make a change. So when Claymore came out with a Linux version of the Zcash miner, I was very happy. I built a new 6 GPU mining rig and got things going. It works really well. Its set up to ru Continue reading >>

Build Your Own Ethereum Mining Rig, Part 2: Linux Setup

Build Your Own Ethereum Mining Rig, Part 2: Linux Setup

April 06, 2017 CryptoBadger 558 Comments In this second installment of our DIY Ethereummining guide, well look at how to install and configure Linux to setup your rig as an automated, remotely-manageable appliance. Dont be dissuaded if youve never used Linux beforeour step-by-step guide makes it simple! Why Linux over Windows? First, its freeand saving ~$100 on the operating system is a big plus when youre trying to maximize profitability. Other reasons include lesser hardware requirements (Linux is perfectly happy runningfrom a USB stick plugged into ancient hardware!), simpler remote administration capabilities, and oftentimes better stability. The downside of running Linux is that videodriver support isnt on the same level as Windows, and things like GPU undervoltingare trickier (but still possible via BIOS mods ). If you missed the hardware portion of our guide, make sure to check it out first . Otherwise, read on. Build an EthereumMining Rig, part 2: Linux Setup The followingis heavily adapted from my original 2013 Litecoin mining guide, updated for the latest Xubuntu LTS version, the new AMDGPU-PROdrivers, and necessary ethereum mining software (all up-to-date as of 11/29/2017).If youre a bit nervous because youve a complete Linux newbie, dont be. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions exactly as theyre written, and youll be fine. Even if youve never done anything like this before, you should be up and running in roughlyan hour. Before we even get to Linux, lets take a minute to make sure that your mining computers BIOS settings are in order. Power on your computer, and press the delete key a few times immediately after power on. You should end up in the BIOS configuration area. Do the following, then save & exit: Change power options so that the computer au Continue reading >>

A Beginners Altcoin Mining Setup With Amd Radeon Rx470s, Ubuntu, And Claymore Dual Miner

A Beginners Altcoin Mining Setup With Amd Radeon Rx470s, Ubuntu, And Claymore Dual Miner

AMD Radeon RX470 GPUs (as many as you can buy) All together, purchasing this gear, with all 6 GPUs the motherboard can handle, will end up costing you about $2000, and should net you a hash rate of around 120 MH/s. If you mine Ethereum, this will make you around $200 per month , without doing anything, but keeping the miner running (which is actually more difficult than it sounds, more on this in another post). However, Id recommend to begin with you only purchase 1 GPU, to test with, making the initial investment only around $1000, but the hash rate only around 20 MH/s. We came to this hardware consensus by doing a bit of research. Here are a few resources we found useful during this research: Im not sure how necessary this is, but we had the OS installed on a SSD prior to the hardware installation (mostly because we were waiting for the hardware to arrive anyway). Even if it isnt necessary, it was a good way to test the hardware installation all the way through to OS boot. Were using Ubuntu as were planning on scaling beyond 1 miner and didnt want to pay the licensing fee for Windows with every new miner. As well see in future posts, this is nice from a customization perspective as well. There are plenty of tutorials available online for installing Ubuntu, heres a link to the official one . As usual, if you run into any snags during the process dont hesitate to get in touch ! Great! All the hardware has finally arrived! now what? Im a software developer, so if youre like me, the computer has always come assembled ready to be programmed. This is where the resources mentioned above became useful. We used buriedOne for info on the hardware set up, as well as EVGAs official video . If youre lucky you wont have any snags. If youre not lucky, the problems could be anywhere Continue reading >>

Ethereum Gpu Mining On Linux How-to

Ethereum Gpu Mining On Linux How-to

Install/use Debian 8 or Ubuntu 16.04 then execute: sudo apt-get install software-properties-commonsudo add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereumsudo sed 's/jessie/vivid/' -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ethereum-ethereum-*.listsudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install ethereum ethminergeth account new# copy long character sequence within {}, that is your # if you lose the passphrase, you lose your coins!sudo apt-get install linux-headers-amd64 build-essentialwget +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.90.runsudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.90.runethminer -G -F --farm-recheck 200echo done Ethereum is a crypto currency similar to Bitcoin as it is based on theblockchain technology. Ethereum is not yet another Bitcoin clone though, sinceit has an additional feature called Smart Contracts that makes it unique andvery promising. I am not going into details how Ethereum works, you can get thatinto great detail on the Internet. This post is about Ethereum mining. Mining ishow crypto coins are created. You need to spent computing time to get coins out.At the beginning CPU mining was sufficient, but as the Ethereum networkdifficulty has increased you need to use GPUs as they can calculate at a muchhigher hashrate than a general purpose CPU can do. About 2 months ago I bought a new gaming rig, with a Nvidia GTX 1070 so I canexperience virtual-reality gaming with a HTC Vive at a great framerate. As itturns out modern graphics cards are very good at hashing so I gave it a spin. Initially I did this mining setup with Windows 10, as that is the operatingsystem on my gaming rig. If you want to do Ethereum mining using your GPU, thenyou really want to use Linux. On Windows the GTX 1070 produced a hashrate of 6MH/s (megahashes per second) while the same hardware does 25 MH/s on Linux. Th Continue reading >>

Ethereum Mining On Ubuntu 16.04 With Nvidia Gpus

Ethereum Mining On Ubuntu 16.04 With Nvidia Gpus

Ethereum mining on Ubuntu 16.04 with Nvidia GPUs January 13, 2018 Daniel Gheorghe Difficulty: 20 / 50 Tweet Ethereum mining on Ubuntu 16.04 with Nvidia GPUs You've probably heard legends about people making millions of dollars through a process called "mining" crypto-currencies. In simple terms mining is the process through which, using raw computational power, transactions on some blockchains are validated. In return, the person who "rents" that processing power is rewarded with crypto coins. Ethereum mining in particular is no different - One rents his multi-gpu machine and earns ETH in return. I already heard you say "I want in!" so let me warn you: It's not that easy! If you have never assembled a computer yourself, never over-clocked your CPU, don't know what bash is or if the word Ubuntu sounds like an incantation - than you can stop reading and you can still get into the crypto rush by buying some Ether. Just like a game has system requirements, the "recommended" skills for mining Ethereum at home are: * Some PC hardware assembly experience* Basic Linux command line knowledge* Debugging capabilities if anything goes wrong You probably noticed, I haven't mentioned "Windows" and this is because it is both expensive and not as efficient to mine using Windows. More on that later... Before you start mining you should take into account the fact that the initial acquisition costs will be significant and the return of investment is going to happen over time - somewhere around one year in current market/difficulty conditions. One other thing to consider before taking any action is the infrastructure required to set up a tiny mining farm. As an example, setting up 2 machines, each with 12 GTX 1070 graphics cards will have a power consumption close to 3000 W/h (3kW/h) (exc Continue reading >>

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum Mining With Ethminer - Easy Crypto Mining

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum Mining With Ethminer - Easy Crypto Mining

Software : Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum mining with Ethminer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum mining with Ethminer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum mining with Ethminer. It's strongly recommanded to install OS without GPU riser pluged. The user created during installation is "mining". During driver installation we will disable graphical interface startup. sudo apt-get install vim htop iotop iftop openssh-server apt updateapt dist-upgraderebootwget --referer=-Jxvf amdgpu-pro-17.30-458935.tar.xzcd amdgpu-pro-17.30-458935./amdgpu-pro-install -yrebootusermod -a -G video mining add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereumapt-get updateapt-get install ethminer mkdir /home/mining/ethminer/vi /home/mining/ethminer/start.sh----#!/bin/bash## This one seems to be at 1 only for RX460export GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR=1export GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100export GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT=100export GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE=100ethminer -G -F 755 /home/mining/ethminer/start.sh vi /lib/systemd/system/ethminer.service----[Unit]Description=Ethminer mining daemonAfter=network.target[Service]User=miningGroup=miningWorkingDirectory=/home/mining/ethminerType=simpleExecStart=/home/mining/ethminer/start.shGuessMainPID=no[Install]WantedBy=multi-user.target----systemctl daemon-reloadsystemctl enable ethminersystemctl start ethminerTo follow progress :journalctl -fa -u ethminer wget dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_8.0.61-1_amd64.debsudo apt updatesudo apt install cuda-8-0## If you want to keep the graphical interface start at boot ignore from## HEREsudo vi /etc/default/grub----Comment :GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"----sudo update-grubsudo systemctl disable lightdm.service## TO HEREsudo usermod -a -G video miningsudo reboot add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereumapt-get updateapt-get install Continue reading >>

Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu With Ethminer

Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu With Ethminer

Although mining Ethereum is way easier on Windows (just keep bashing next in a few installers), there is probably a Hashrate improvement when you're using a Linux as your driver. Moreover, it's way more bad ass. In this example I'm showing the simple steps on how to get started with GPU-Mining, by manually building Ethminer and setting it up to mine using Ethereumpool (although it'll work for other pools too). Mining will shorten the lifetime of your hardware and causes your PC to use more power, thus driving up your electricity bill. Also, you might lose all the money you invest. Thus, use your brain! You, and only you, are responsible for any damage done to you, your hardware or financially. apt-get install opencl-amdgpu-pro-icd cmake git mesa-common-dev ethminer -G -t 1 -F apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit cmake git mesa-common-dev ethminer -U -t 1 -F Bitcoin uses the Hashcash algorithm to verify transactions, which is a relatively simple calculation, which has been put on ASIC's that are capable of outperform many GPU's. Ethereum however, uses the Ethash algorithm , which is set up in such a way that it requires a big amount of Memory. This makes it very hard to transfer the algorithmonto ASIC's but makes GPU's the best method of mining it. As a result, the difficulty of mining Ethereum increases much slower than that of other currencies using the Hashcash algorithm. Furthermore, it's optimized for mining with GPU's only and it even works when you're using an NVidia card, although AMD probably gives you a bigger bang for the buck. Since Ethereum is optimized for GPU mining, one or more nice GPU's are great. Again, it doesn't matter if it's NVidia or AMD, though I suggest using the latter. Also, you need a Wallet to provide your unique Ether-address. Personally I Continue reading >>

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