Documenting progress on an open source GPU Equihash Miner and to ask for help . I am unable to guarantee that this project will be successful. This post may be updated over time as more feedback and information is collected from the community. EDIT I think this project and all those working on open source software for this were fairly successful. Happy hashing everyone.
(please notify me if you'd like to be put on the list)
Requirements / Goals:
Find solutions within a reasonable (profit gap reducing) amount of time compared to the unconfirmed numbers from private companies. Highest Claim I know of:
Toomim Bros New benchmark: 66 ms (28.5 Sol/s)
Be stable enough to run on Zcash launch (October 28th).
Solutions are accepted by zcashd.
Stratum support? (maybe after launch)
Current Project Status:
You can follow the code here https://github.com/nginnever/zcash-gpu-miner
October 2nd - 7th:
**EDIT: I was able to program out most of the gbp algo in JS today. This timeline will likely not need 5 days and bump up the rest.
October 8th - 14th:
October 15th - 21st:
Testing and optimization on different graphics cards. Fortunately this is the only information that private companies are willing to provide to use. There has been a lot of community members offering to let us test on various cards. The plan is to get some software easy enough to distribute and test without the need for devs to be at the hardware.
October 22nd - 28th:
Hopefully something is runnable for the blockchain release and miners can start getting used to the build!
EDIT: We are still looking on schedule to get a release out to miners by the 22nd.
EDIT: Thanks to silent army kernel we are up and hashing very nicely. Great job everyone.
Donate to your devs if you'd like! Here is a list of the addresses of those working on this project. (please let me know if you'd like to be added)
BTC Donations: 1A67XmfyukPNbrMmckBToE8xZPesuM6Ti1