- Native Stratum support.
- Lightning fast with both AMD and Nvidia GPUs.
- Multiple built-in kernels.
- Kernel and intensity can be set separately for each device.
- Detection of hardware errors.
- Detailed share reporting, including difficulties and reject reasons.
Latest version: 1.0.0 (September 8, 2016)
marlin -u YourPayoutAddress.WorkerName -I 28
- By default, the miner connects to one of SiaMining.com's Stratum servers. Use option -H to connect to a specific server.
- By default, all OpenCL GPUs are used. To use a specific subset of OpenCL devices, use option -d with a comma-separated list of device IDs. The full list of IDs is printed every time the miner is started. Note that Nvidia GPUs should be listed twice, once as CUDA and once as OpenCL devices; the OpenCL interface is disabled by default for these GPUs, as CUDA usually gives better results.
- The default intensity is 24. You can use option -I to adjust it. You can also specify a different intensity for each device by passing a comma-separated list.
- You can use option -K to use a kernel other than the default one; like with intensity, you can specify a different kernel for each device by passing a comma-separated list. Run a benchmark with option --benchmark to see all available kernels for a given device.
To see all supported options:
The miner conforms to the Sia definition of difficulty (which is not the definition used by Stratum at the protocol level). SI prefixes are used to display difficulties in compact form. For instance, 4.2G = 4.2 × 109 = 4,200,000,000.
When a solution is submitted, the miner shows two difficulties:
- The minimum difficulty for which the found hash is a solution.
- The difficulty that was required to solve a share.
All hash rates are expressed in millions of hashes per second (MH/s). When a solution is accepted, the miner displays the hash rate of the device that found it.
Once every minute, a global report is printed. This report includes:
- The number of accepted (A) and rejected (R) solutions.
- The number of hardware errors (E).
- The current hash rate of each device.
- The current total hash rate.
- The average total hash rate since the program was started.
We are looking forward to improve Marlin, and to do that we need your feedback! Would you like to request a feature? Feel free to drop us a line. We'd also be happy to hear about your benchmark results, especially on newer devices.
Version 1.0.0 (September 8, 2016)
- CUDA support has been added. Nvidia GPUs should now be listed twice, once as CUDA and once as OpenCL devices. By default, OpenCL is not used for Nvidia GPUs.
- Various enhancements to Stratum job handling.
- Fixed an issue where duplicate shares are submitted right after a reconnection.
Version 0.9.6 (August 21, 2016)
- A new flag --throttle has been added to specify throttling factors for devices. The default value of 1 means that devices are run at full speed, while for example a value of 0.5 lets the miner use only 50% of a device's time. This is achieved by introducing pauses between GPU calls, and results in less heat being generated. Please observe that this flag does not alter a GPU's over/underclock settings. Like with intensity, you can pass either a single value for all devices or a comma-separated list, e.g. --throttle 0.5,1,0.8.
Version 0.9.5 (August 15, 2016)
- Intensity can now be set per device by passing a comma-separated list to flag -I, e.g. -I 24,28,27.
- The online help (flag -h) has been expanded.