Latest release

XMR-Stak is now supporting CPU, AMD and NVIDIA GPUs in a unified miner.

Our new repository is https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/releases

Please use our new miner, the old version is retired and unsupported.

Major polish and some speed improvements.

@fireice-uk fireice-uk released this Jul 19, 2017 · 17 commits to master since this release

We (myself and psychocrypt) are proud to bring you yet another xmr-stak-cpu release! Big thanks to everyone who donates either hashrate or xmr as you enable the continuing support of this miner.

New features:

  • Speed boost in low_power_mode
  • Keccak optimisation giving a very small boost all around
  • JSON API for automating monitoring of your miners
  • Daemon mode to work around decreased hashrate when running in the background on Linux
  • Manual AES override (useful for VMs)
  • NUMA support (will make the miner faster on servers)
  • Much smarter config suggestion

Changes:

  • Donation level is now 2% to support the work that psychocrypt is doing

Fixes:

  • Result errors were counted twice under some circumstances

Antivirus / browser warnings
Unfortunately some bot herders point their botnets to download miners directly from github, which leads them to be flagged by antivirus software. If you want to use the pre-built binaries, you might need to add them as an exception in your antivirus. Another way to prevent antivirus flagging is to compile the code yourself.

If you don't know if you need TLS support, go with -notls version.

For an NVIDA graphics card miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-nvidia/releases

For an AMD graphics card miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-amd/releases

DLL files needed to run the release (if you are getting dll errors):
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746572

DOH! Release

@fireice-uk fireice-uk released this Apr 29, 2017 · 119 commits to master since this release

This release is a quick fix for three issues we identified:

  • An outdated guard in config that didn't let you use double mode without AES even though the miner can do that now.
  • Previous release was packaged with an outdated config.txt
  • CMake scripts referred to amd not cpu

For a CPU miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu/releases

For an AMD graphics card miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-amd/releases

DLL files needed to run the release (if you are getting dll errors):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52685

Easier config comes to CPU! Better hashing method selection.

@fireice-uk fireice-uk released this Apr 26, 2017 · 126 commits to master since this release

This is my first collaborative CPU release with psychocrypt. Here are the highlights:

New features:

  • Easier config - the miner will now suggest a config appropriate for your setup.
  • Much better cmake build script - see readme for build options
  • Better hashing method selection allowing more flexibility - want double hashing with prefetch without aes? No problem!
  • Speed boost for miners that cannot configure large pages.

Fixes:

  • Memory leak (thanks esfomeado!)
  • Bug affecting systems with 32+ cpus on Windows (thanks malafaya!)

If you don't know if you need TLS support, go with -notls version.

For a CPU miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu/releases

For an AMD graphics card miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-amd/releases

DLL files needed to run the release (if you are getting dll errors):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

Nicer HTML interface

@fireice-uk fireice-uk released this Mar 15, 2017 · 171 commits to master since this release

New features:

  • Improved webdesign (by miziel0)
  • Index page - http://[host]/ will redirect to the hashrate report
  • Option to build without the need for TLS support

If you don't know if you need TLS support, go with -notls version.

For an AMD graphics card miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-amd/releases

For an NVIDA graphics card miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-nvidia/releases

DLL files needed to run the release (if you are getting dll errors):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

Another Stak update - webdesign and bugfixes

@fireice-uk fireice-uk released this Mar 3, 2017 · 185 commits to master since this release

New features:

  • New webdesign for the embedded html server (by miziel0)
  • Logging to a file

Fixes:

  • Fixed a crash caused by a bug in Snipa's pool.

For an AMD graphics card miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-amd/releases

DLL files needed to run the release (if you are getting dll errors):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

Stak update - TLS and Nicehash support

@fireice-uk fireice-uk released this Feb 16, 2017 · 193 commits to master since this release

New features:

  • TLS support (sponsored by an anonymous donor)
  • NiceHash support (sponsored by NiceHash)
  • Benchmark mode (sponsored by NiceHash)
  • Give-up limit
  • Pool address is now displayed in the connection report

Fixes:

  • Rare divide by zero on an unstable pool

For an AMD graphics card miner please check out
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-amd/releases

DLL files needed to run the release (if you are getting dll errors):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

New 5% speed boost and reports for mobile phones

@fireice-uk fireice-uk released this Jan 16, 2017 · 213 commits to master since this release

New features:

  • New hash algorithm option - no_prefetch - 5% boost on some systems
  • Libmircohttpd integration - now you can check the reports on any system, including mobiles

Fixes:

  • Fix for lack of proper timeouts in public versions of cryptonote-universal-pool
  • Fix for notepad and other text editors placing a UTF-8 BOM
  • Minor report fixes

Thanks to jquesnelle, dimecoin and others for help with this release.

DLL files needed to run the release (if you are getting dll errors):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

New stack version v1.0.1

@fireice-uk fireice-uk released this Jan 11, 2017 · 225 commits to master since this release

Changes:

  • New option to print hashrate automatically
  • More accurate pool ping time
  • CPU feature detection by jquesnelle - it won't crash, but you will get an error.

Fixes:

  • Bottom numbers in the hashrate report are displayed correctly now

Thanks to dimecoin for helping me with improving OS-specific large page guides.

DLL files needed to run the release (if you are getting dll errors):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

First release

@fireice-uk fireice-uk released this Jan 3, 2017 · 241 commits to master since this release

Network stack and hashing logic are versioned separately. A new network stack with the same hashing code would be versioned 'v1.0.0-2.0.0'

Windows binary release is included below.

If you get missing dll errors, please download and install MSVC Runtime.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145.
Do NOT use "missing dll" sites.