v.14 and Devshare-Pool changes

V.14 is out as of last night; and can be downloaded from the usual place (http://www.lukminer.net/releases/). At least on my development machine this brings v8 hashrate back to about 2100H/s – not where I expect it to end up, yet, but sure better than what it was before.

Please note I also changed the devShare pool from DwarfPool to cryptoknight.cc – apparently DwarfPool was having some issues last night and was refusing connections (reported by a user, and verified by me as well); if there’s any issues with that let me know!

And finally – a final note to all the inquiries about when a KNC version will come back again: I’m working on it. As said before the changes that went into v8 make the code “easier” to port to KNC (the “explode” and “implode” phases should already work by now), and in particular, to then keep “in sync” with future changes. However – please understand that this is still a very different architecture than the x200 KNL phis – they’re both 16-SIMD machines, and many instructions are shared … but quite a few are missing one or or the other side, and even worse, a few look the same but behave somewhat differently. And of course, a single bit wrong in a single instruction, and the hash is wrong, with a nightmare to debug it …. so this takes some time. Oh, and of course, there’s no OpenCL, auto-vectorizer, or anything like that in the miner, so it’s not “just recompile” for the different architecture. Anyway, the summary is still the same: I’m working on it, it’s coming, but it’ll take some time. :-/

With that – happy mining!

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3 thoughts on “v.14 and Devshare-Pool changes”

  1. Just tested on my 7210 AsRock machine, 1900 H/s per node on v14 for CNv8.
    Another interesting finding: I compared v11 and v14 for CN Saber (Bit Tube), and v11 is 2100 H/s while v14 is 1900 H/s. There seems room to further optimize.

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