lukMiner 0.8.6 adds Xeon Phi Offloading Support …

After having promised this for a long time, lukMiner 0.8.6 will finally be the first version that supports automated “offload” mining on the x100 “KNC” Xeon Phis. I.e., it will no longer be necessary to configure the KNCs to have network access, or to manually copy and run native binaries to/on the mic devices … (yay). Instead, this new version adds a new ./luk-xmr-knc-offload binary, and this binary will – auto-magically – use the mics’ MPSS stack to upload the native binaries to the mic, to run the code there, etc … all through a single, host-side binary.

That new “knc-offload” binary will by default automatically use all of the mics found in the system, and will – just like the OpenCL binary – by default also use all host CPU cores…. all of which makes mining with the x100 phis so much easier (also, this no longer requires network configuration for the MPSS stack). As far as I know, this is now the first miner ever that allows for mining monero, aeon, sumo, karbo, etc, via offload on the x100 Xeon Phis. Yay!

I plan on releasing this version pretty soon; the only reason I’ve not done that yet is that a few days ago the harddrive I used for making releases unfortunately died, so I have to spend some time reinstalling … Until then, a preview “release candidate” of this 0.8.6 to come is available through this link (Update 1: Fixed original tar file, which was actually missing that new binary … apologies!) .

Happy mining!

Luk

 

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3 thoughts on “lukMiner 0.8.6 adds Xeon Phi Offloading Support …”

  1. Ever looked into dual mining? Sumo/xmr or xmr/aeon at same time…I know fantomcoin can be dual mined w/xmr as well. Excellent work, lukminer ftw

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    1. You’re welcome! In fact, I hadn’t initially planned on supporting the x100’s at all – the x200s are *so* much more profitable! – but I got dozens of emails by users that asked for it I simply couldn’t ignore it any longer …

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