Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.2

[Dev] NeoScrypt GPU Miner - Public Beta Test


  • Regular Member | Tip Wolf0

    Couldnt get either of the builds to run on my R7 240 (catalyst 14.12 omega)

    Got cgminer working with wolfs latest kernel but no change otherwise it seems, only 20kh/s i know even this pathetic chip can do better than that 😑

    How much memory does it have? Try 14.6/14.7.


  • | Tip Alpha Wolf

    Wow no updates or post since last year 😘 🙂

    How’s it going? Hope everyone had happy holidays.


  • Regular Member | Tip slowhash

    There are people doing minor mods to the latest wolf kernel, and bumping the speed up just a tad. One decreased my speed by about 1.5%, the other increased by about 1.5%, but combined they gave me about 9 kh/s on my 290’s, roughly 2.5%.

    // NeoScrypt(128, 2, 1) with Salsa20/20 and ChaCha20/20

    // Stupid AMD compiler ignores the unroll pragma in these two
    #define SALSA_SMALL_UNROLL 3
    #define CHACHA_SMALL_UNROLL 3

    // If SMALL_BLAKE2S is defined, BLAKE2S_UNROLL is interpreted
    // as the unroll factor; must divide cleanly into ten.
    // Usually a bad idea.
    //#define SMALL_BLAKE2S
    //#define BLAKE2S_UNROLL 5

    #define BLOCK_SIZE 64U
    #define FASTKDF_BUFFER_SIZE 256U
    #ifndef PASSWORD_LEN
    #define PASSWORD_LEN 80U
    #endif

    #if !defined(cl_khr_byte_addressable_store)
    #error “Device does not support unaligned stores”
    #endif

    // Swaps 128 bytes at a time without using temp vars
    void SwapBytes128(void *restrict A, void *restrict B, uint len)
    {
    #pragma unroll 2
    for(int i = 0; i < (len >> 7); ++i)
    {
    ((ulong16 *)A)[i] ^= ((ulong16 *)B)[i];
    ((ulong16 *)B)[i] ^= ((ulong16 *)A)[i];
    ((ulong16 *)A)[i] ^= ((ulong16 *)B)[i];
    }
    }

    void CopyBytes128(void *restrict dst, const void *restrict src, uint len)
    {
    #pragma unroll 2
    for(int i = 0; i < len; ++i)
    ((ulong16 *)dst)[i] = ((ulong16 *)src)[i];
    }

    void CopyBytes(void *restrict dst, const void *restrict src, uint len)
    {
    for(int i = 0; i < len; ++i)
    ((uchar *)dst)[i] = ((uchar *)src)[i];
    }

    //
    // a bit of byte alignment checking goes a long ways…
    //
    void XORBytesInPlace(void *restrict dst, const void *restrict src, uint mod)
    {
    switch(mod % 4)
    {
    case 0:
    #pragma unroll 2
    for(int i = 0; i < 4; i+=2)
    {
    ((uint2 *)dst)[i] ^= ((uint2 *)src)[i];
    ((uint2 *)dst)[i+1] ^= ((uint2 *)src)[i+1];
    }
    break;

    case 2:
    #pragma unroll 8
    for(int i = 0; i < 16; i+=2)
    {
    ((uchar2 *)dst)[i] ^= ((uchar2 *)src)[i];
    ((uchar2 *)dst)[i+1] ^= ((uchar2 *)src)[i+1];
    }
    break;

    default:
    #pragma unroll 8
    for(int i = 0; i < 31; i+=4)
    {
    ((uchar *)dst)[i] ^= ((uchar *)src)[i];
    ((uchar *)dst)[i+1] ^= ((uchar *)src)[i+1];
    ((uchar *)dst)[i+2] ^= ((uchar *)src)[i+2];
    ((uchar *)dst)[i+3] ^= ((uchar *)src)[i+3];
    }
    }
    }

    void XORBytes(void *restrict dst, const void *restrict src1, const void *restrict src2, uint len)
    {
    #pragma unroll 1
    for(int i = 0; i < len; ++i)
    ((uchar *)dst)[i] = ((uchar *)src1)[i] ^ ((uchar *)src2)[i];
    }

    // Blake2S

    #define BLAKE2S_BLOCK_SIZE 64U
    #define BLAKE2S_OUT_SIZE 32U
    #define BLAKE2S_KEY_SIZE 32U

    static const __constant uint BLAKE2S_IV[8] =
    {
    0x6A09E667, 0xBB67AE85, 0x3C6EF372, 0xA54FF53A,
    0x510E527F, 0x9B05688C, 0x1F83D9AB, 0x5BE0CD19
    };

    static const __constant uchar BLAKE2S_SIGMA[10][16] =
    {
    { 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 } ,
    { 14, 10, 4, 8, 9, 15, 13, 6, 1, 12, 0, 2, 11, 7, 5, 3 } ,
    { 11, 8, 12, 0, 5, 2, 15, 13, 10, 14, 3, 6, 7, 1, 9, 4 } ,
    { 7, 9, 3, 1, 13, 12, 11, 14, 2, 6, 5, 10, 4, 0, 15, 8 } ,
    { 9, 0, 5, 7, 2, 4, 10, 15, 14, 1, 11, 12, 6, 8, 3, 13 } ,
    { 2, 12, 6, 10, 0, 11, 8, 3, 4, 13, 7, 5, 15, 14, 1, 9 } ,
    { 12, 5, 1, 15, 14, 13, 4, 10, 0, 7, 6, 3, 9, 2, 8, 11 } ,
    { 13, 11, 7, 14, 12, 1, 3, 9, 5, 0, 15, 4, 8, 6, 2, 10 } ,
    { 6, 15, 14, 9, 11, 3, 0, 8, 12, 2, 13, 7, 1, 4, 10, 5 } ,
    { 10, 2, 8, 4, 7, 6, 1, 5, 15, 11, 9, 14, 3, 12, 13 , 0 } ,
    };

    #define BLAKE_G(idx0, idx1, a, b, c, d, key) do { \
    a += b + key[BLAKE2S_SIGMA[idx0][idx1]]; \
    d = rotate(d ^ a, 16U); \
    c += d; \
    b = rotate(b ^ c, 20U); \
    a += b + key[BLAKE2S_SIGMA[idx0][idx1 + 1]]; \
    d = rotate(d ^ a, 24U); \
    c += d; \
    b = rotate(b ^ c, 25U); \
    } while(0)

    void Blake2S(uint *restrict inout, const uint *restrict inkey)
    {
    uint16 V;
    uint8 tmpblock;

    // Load first block (IV into V.lo) and constants (IV into V.hi)
    V.lo = V.hi = vload8(0U, BLAKE2S_IV);

    // XOR with initial constant
    V.s0 ^= 0x01012020;

    // Copy input block for later
    tmpblock = V.lo;

    // XOR length of message so far (including this block)
    // There are two uints for this field, but high uint is zero
    V.sc ^= BLAKE2S_BLOCK_SIZE;

    // Compress state, using the key as the key
    #ifdef SMALL_BLAKE2S
    #pragma unroll BLAKE2S_UNROLL
    #else
    #pragma unroll
    #endif
    for(int x = 0; x < 10; ++x)
    {
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x00, V.s0, V.s4, V.s8, V.sc, inkey);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x02, V.s1, V.s5, V.s9, V.sd, inkey);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x04, V.s2, V.s6, V.sa, V.se, inkey);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x06, V.s3, V.s7, V.sb, V.sf, inkey);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x08, V.s0, V.s5, V.sa, V.sf, inkey);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x0A, V.s1, V.s6, V.sb, V.sc, inkey);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x0C, V.s2, V.s7, V.s8, V.sd, inkey);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x0E, V.s3, V.s4, V.s9, V.se, inkey);
    }

    // XOR low part of state with the high part,
    // then with the original input block.
    V.lo ^= V.hi ^ tmpblock;

    // Load constants (IV into V.hi)
    V.hi = vload8(0U, BLAKE2S_IV);

    // Copy input block for later
    tmpblock = V.lo;

    // XOR length of message into block again
    V.sc ^= BLAKE2S_BLOCK_SIZE << 1;

    // Last block compression - XOR final constant into state
    V.se ^= 0xFFFFFFFFU;

    // Compress block, using the input as the key
    #ifdef SMALL_BLAKE2S
    #pragma unroll BLAKE2S_UNROLL
    #else
    #pragma unroll
    #endif
    for(int x = 0; x < 10; ++x)
    {
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x00, V.s0, V.s4, V.s8, V.sc, inout);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x02, V.s1, V.s5, V.s9, V.sd, inout);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x04, V.s2, V.s6, V.sa, V.se, inout);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x06, V.s3, V.s7, V.sb, V.sf, inout);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x08, V.s0, V.s5, V.sa, V.sf, inout);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x0A, V.s1, V.s6, V.sb, V.sc, inout);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x0C, V.s2, V.s7, V.s8, V.sd, inout);
    BLAKE_G(x, 0x0E, V.s3, V.s4, V.s9, V.se, inout);
    }

    // XOR low part of state with high part, then with input block
    V.lo ^= V.hi ^ tmpblock;

    // Store result in input/output buffer
    vstore8(V.lo, 0, inout);
    }

    /* FastKDF, a fast buffered key derivation function:
    * FASTKDF_BUFFER_SIZE must be a power of 2;
    * password_len, salt_len and output_len should not exceed FASTKDF_BUFFER_SIZE;
    * prf_output_size must be


  • | Tip Alpha Wolf

    There are people doing minor mods to the latest wolf kernel, and bumping the speed up just a tad. One decreased my speed by about 1.5%, the other increased by about 1.5%, but combined they gave me about 9 kh/s on my 290’s, roughly 2.5%.

    With my already tweaked sgminer.conf and your file/tweaks I increase from 134.5 Kh/s per R9 270 non X to 149.2 Kh/s per card.

    I have duel 270 non X in this system I tested with. Well done with your tweaking, thanks for sharing.

    sgminer-5.1-dev-2014-11-10-win32

    ,
    "xintensity" : "4,4",
    "vectors" : "1,1",
    "worksize" : "64,64",
    "thread-concurrency" : "8192,8192",
    "gpu-engine" : "1100,1100,",
    "gpu-memclock" : "1450,1450",

  • Regular Member | Tip slowhash

    Nice to know that the interest in improving the kernel didn’t go away when Wolf said he was keeping his improvements to himself…

    I’m not in any way faulting him for that decision, but that doesn’t mean that I have to like it either… 😉

    BTW, I got into X11 mining, and guess who showed up as the top kernel writer… lol


  • Regular Member | Tip Wolf0

    Nice to know that the interest in improving the kernel didn’t go away when Wolf said he was keeping his improvements to himself…

    I’m not in any way faulting him for that decision, but that doesn’t mean that I have to like it either… 😉

    BTW, I got into X11 mining, and guess who showed up as the top kernel writer… lol

    Haha, yeah, my bins leaked.

    Also, this:

    switch(mod % 4)

    is just bad.


  • Regular Member | Tip slowhash

    ^^ and like you said, the compiler probably fixed that.

    But people are trying, in order to make mistakes like that. 🙂


  • | Tip Alpha Wolf

    Removed this line = 151.1Kh/s per 270 non X…

     switch(mod % 4)
      {

  • Regular Member | Tip slowhash

    Anyone following the Nvidia neoscrypt development?

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=916336.0


  • | Tip kris_davison

    Yeah I ended up donating 0.02 BTC and he sent me the files. (Windows first but then Linux as Microsoft crap is no good to me.)

    I’m getting a very healthy ~410khs on my 3x750ti rig up from ~115khs. He said if he gets a total of ~2BTC he will open source his work which is fair enough.


  • Regular Member | Tip SpartanC001

    hm, anyone willing to send him btc on my behalf if i send paypal? id really like to try this out

    got a 660ti painfully muching away on opencl code at 25kh/s, it needs better 😃


  • | Tip Alpha Wolf

    Anyone following the Nvidia neoscrypt development?

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=916336.0

    Am now, lol thanks


  • | Tip Alpha Wolf

    hm, anyone willing to send him btc on my behalf if i send paypal? id really like to try this out

    got a 660ti painfully muching away on opencl code at 25kh/s, it needs better 😃

    25kh/s seems a little low for that card, I’m getting 37kh/s from mine.


  • | Tip kris_davison

    I would happily pay the 0.02btc for you but that was the last dregs of my btc. Post a btc address and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂


  • Regular Member | Tip SpartanC001

    25kh/s seems a little low for that card, I’m getting 37kh/s from mine.

    I can get 34kh/s if i overclock the pants off it, but its not stable and even slight overclocks cause it to crash rather quickly (i think ive killed it :/)

    I would happily pay the 0.02btc for you but that was the last dregs of my btc. Post a btc address and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

    Would be awesome, ill set up a blockchain.info wallet as i dont have a bitcoin wallet downloaded, and nor do i have enough space for one on my SSD


  • | Tip Alpha Wolf

    Anyone here gotten a copy of this new Nvidia ccminer? I’m wondering how it works on cards like the 760 660 Ti?

    I have a little BTC built up and wondering if its worth it and if you can solo mine with it?

    I tried to login in over there but don’t think I have a account setup there yet. lol 45mins until I can try again. lol


  • | Tip kris_davison

    Yes me …

    I’m getting a very healthy ~410khs on my 3x750ti rig up from ~115khs. He said if he gets a total of ~2BTC he will open source his work which is fair enough.

    Also SPARTAN Ive got the BTC so post your address and it will be on its way to you 🙂


  • Regular Member | Tip SpartanC001

    Anyone here gotten a copy of this new Nvidia ccminer? I’m wondering how it works on cards like the 760 660 Ti?

    I have a little BTC built up and wondering if its worth it and if you can solo mine with it?

    I tried to login in over there but don’t think I have a account setup there yet. lol 45mins until I can try again. lol

    I have a 660Ti, i will report how it runs once i get my hands on the miner 😃

    ill probably do some comparisons between stock and overclocked aswell (if i can overclock at all depends on how my card feels - its been pushed pretty damn hard almost its entire lifespan poor thing)

    i would expect the 660Ti to get about the same ish maybe higher hashrates than a 750Ti, as the Maxwell cards really do punch above their weight compared to Keplers


  • | Tip Alpha Wolf

    I have a 660Ti, i will report how it runs once i get my hands on the miner 😃

    ill probably do some comparisons between stock and overclocked aswell (if i can overclock at all depends on how my card feels - its been pushed pretty damn hard almost its entire lifespan poor thing)

    i would expect the 660Ti to get about the same ish maybe higher hashrates than a 750Ti, as the Maxwell cards really do punch above their weight compared to Keplers

    Thanks, looking forward to hearing about your results.


  • Regular Member | Tip SpartanC001

    Thanks, looking forward to hearing about your results.

    Well, i got the miner files, it requires compute version 3.5 or above, this means it will only run on the following cards atm:

    GTX 750
    GTX 750Ti
    GTX 780
    GTX 780Ti
    GTX Titan
    GTX Titan Black
    GTX Titan Z
    GTX 960
    GTX 970
    GTX 980

    Other Kepler cards are 3.0
    Fermi cards are 2.1

    I have contacted djm, and he is looking into making the miner work with compute version 2.1/3.0 cards

    Sydney