GAWMiner Fury, Nicholas Earwood

GAWMiner Fury, Nicholas Earwood

Coding, Soldering, Wrenching

So I’m attempting to leap on the Scrypt based ASIC coin mining bandwagon. I got a GAWMiner Fury to attempt out. It came with a free ZenMiner, which is a Raspberry Pi with a custom-made photo that runs mining software automatically, and connects to a 3rd party webstek to permit remote control and monitoring.

GAWMiner Fury and ZenMiner

It came with everything needed to power up and get commenced. The included instructions just mention how to get began using the ZenMiner, so it’s pretty skimpy compared to most other packaged products. Being an ASIC cryptocurrency miner, it’s already a specialty device so you likely know what you are doing. Still, the ZenMiner is geared to newcomers so they can lightly commence mining. Ter that respect I think it still needs work spil the ZenOS web interface is pretty but limited.

The software it runs is a few python scripts, a bash script or two, and a custom-built cgminer Trio.1.1.1 build. That build of cgminer (either the vanilla or their modifications, I’m not sure which) has a bug that causes a lotsbestemming of invalid shares. Originally I thought the problem wasgoed with cgminer not using the broadcasted network difficulty. There wasgoed even an updated release found on the ZeusMiner Blizzard webpagina to fix this, but after building the results were the same: low hashrate at the pool due to discarded shares.

So, on the various mining forums someone discovered a BFGMiner fork that has support for GAWMiner/ZeusMiner Fury/Blizzard devices (they are the same). So, now many forks straks, it looks like there is some stable software. I’m pretty disappointed that the hardware ships out with cracked software and no pointers at all on how to fix it. Fortunately I wasgoed able to troubleshoot well enough on my own. Other users on the forums are clearly frustrated with the stock software setup.

That said, I’ve bought a few more to attempt my luck out with mining. Bitcoin mining is out of reach save for only the largest mining groups since the difficulty is so high. Litecoin and other Scrypt based coins are headed that way spil well, but I should be able to get on the train and rail for a little bit. Whether it turns out to be a wise investment or not remains to be seen, doubtful considering that once the Scrypt ASIC fad starts taking off, older models will be worthless.

I am using the ZenMiner spil just a rPi with BFGminer Four.Two built and running my own script to mine. I configured it to skip building te other drivers and unneeded stuff:

Here is the directive line:

Note that Four.1 uses -ltc-* and Four.Two uses -zeus-* for some guideline line options.

With the fresh BFGMiner Four.Two.1, I’m getting excellent hashing rates:

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