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Claymore v11.0 yields performance increase, more dual-mining options

I normally don’t post about every new release of Claymore’s miner, but this one is a bit different in that it’s probably worth your time to make the upgrade from whichever release you’ve currently got installed on your rig(s). Version 11.0 of the popular miner was released about a week ago, and I’ve been running it on my own rigs for several days now with no issues. The latest release offers the following:

  • Mining performance improvement (about +2% on my own Linux rig vs. version 10.5)
  • Reduced developer fee when dual mining (from 2% to 1.5%)
  • Dual mining now supports coins which use the blake2s & keccak algorithms (I’ve tested mining XVG alongside ETH with no problems)

You can get the latest version here. Note that you may have to whitelist it with your anti-virus software, as many flag Claymore as potential malware.

Dual mining with Claymore

Mine SC, DCR, LBRY, or Pascal alongside ETH with Claymore's miner!If you’ve followed my Ethereum mining guide and successfully set up your own rig, you may have noticed that the Claymore mining software we’re using supports a dual-mining mode. The premise of dual-mining sounds great: mine another altcoin alongside ETH, ostensibly for free. Sounds like an easy way to increase profitability without any downside, so shouldn’t we all take advantage?

Read on for the pros and cons of dual-mining with Claymore, and instructions to guide you through enabling it.

Build your own Ethereum Mining Rig, part 2: Linux Setup

In this second installment of our DIY Ethereum mining guide, we’ll look at how to install and configure Linux to setup your rig as an automated, remotely-manageable appliance. Don’t be dissuaded if you’ve never used Linux before—our step-by-step guide makes it simple!

Why Linux over Windows? First, it’s free—and saving ~$100 on the operating system is a big plus when you’re trying to maximize profitability. Other reasons include lesser hardware requirements (Linux is perfectly happy running from a USB stick plugged into ancient hardware!), simpler remote administration capabilities, and oftentimes better stability. The downside of running Linux is that video driver support isn’t on the same level as Windows, and things like GPU undervolting are 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.