5 tips for better ASICs management

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minerstat
Mar 15, 2019 · 5 min read
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Since ASICs usually come with their own web dashboard that allows basic monitoring and management, one might not consider using any other software until they really need it. In this post, we will show you 5 cases when and how a management system will help you out when managing and monitoring a larger or smaller number of ASIC machines.

1. Efficiency drop

💡 To see if you have problems with efficiency on your machines, you can use the Diagnostic tool that will list you all the workers with low efficiency.

2. Hashrate drop

3. Config templates for faster loading

We have prepared you a few config templates for popular ASIC machines along with the predefined tags so you can only click and replace them with correct tags from address editor.

💡 Before you use these templates, make sure that they are actually the same as your ASIC’s config. If you enter incorrect config, your ASIC won’t mine.

Antminer S9

{ "pools": [ { "url": "(POOL:SHA256)", "user": "(WALLET:BTC).(WORKER)", "pass": "x" }, { "url": "(POOL:SHA256)", "user": "(WALLET:BTC).(WORKER)", "pass": "x" }, { "url": "(POOL:SHA256)", "user": "(WALLET:BTC).(WORKER)", "pass": "x" } ], "api-listen": true, "api-network": true, "api-groups": "A:stats:pools:devs:summary:version", "api-allow": "W:0/0", "bitmain-use-vil": true, "bitmain-freq": "550", "bitmain-voltage": "0706", "multi-version": "1" }

Innosilicon

{ "pools": [ { "url": "(POOL:EQUI)", "user": "(WALLET:EQUI)", "pass": "x" }, { "url": "(POOL:EQUI)", "user": "(WALLET:EQUI)", "pass": "x" }, { "url": "(POOL:EQUI)", "user": "(WALLET:EQUI)", "pass": "x" } ], "api-listen": true, "api-port": "4028", "api-allow": "R:0/0,W:127.0.0.1", "T1adjust": "2", "T1factory": true }

Baikal

{ "api-port": "4028", "api-allow": "W:127.0.0.1,W:192.168.0.0/16", "baikal-fan": "100", "no-submit-stale": true, "pools": [ { "url": "(POOL:GROESTL)", "algo": "groestl", "user": "(WALLET:GROESTL)", "pass": "x", "priority": "0", "extranonce": "true" }, { "url": "(POOL:QUBIT)", "algo": "qubit", "user": "(WALLET:QUBIT)", "pass": "x", "priority": "1", "extranonce": "true" }, { "url": "(POOL:QUARK)", "algo": "quark", "user": "(WALLET:QUARK)", "pass": "x", "priority": "2", "extranonce": "true" }, { "url": "(POOL:X11)", "algo": "x11", "user": "(WALLET:X11)", "pass": "x", "priority": "3", "extranonce": "true" } ] }

Baikal config requires algorithm parameter in the pools’ list, so be careful to update it as well.

Dayun Zig Z1

{ "pools": [ { "url": "(POOL:XVG-LYRA)", "user": "(WALLET:SUPRNOVA)", "pass": "x" }, { "url": "(POOL:XVG-LYRA)", "user": "(WALLET:SUPRNOVA)", "pass": "x" }, { "url": "(POOL:XVG-LYRA)", "user": "(WALLET:SUPRNOVA)", "pass": "x" } ], "api-allow": "W:0\/0", "api-description": "cgminer 4.11.1", "api-listen": true, "api-mcast-addr": "0.0.0.0", "api-mcast-code": "FTW", "api-mcast-des": "", "api-mcast-port": "4028", "api-network": true, "api-port": "4028", "expiry": "120", "failover-switch-delay": "300", "log": "5", "queue": "9999", "scan-time": "60", "shares": "0", "lyra2rev2-clk": "875", "lyra2rev2-vol": "0", "lyra2rev2-asic-x": "4", "lyra2rev2-asic-y": "24", "lyra2rev2-asic-num": "50", "lyra2rev2-cutofftemperature": "50", "lyra2rev2-cutofffanspeedin": "100", "lyra2rev2-cutofffanspeedout": "100", "lyra2rev2-restarthashrate": "7", "lyra2rev2-restartfailedcount": "100", "lyra2rev2-fan": "LV1", "lyra2rev2-check-testnonce": true, "lyra2rev2-scan-serial": "\dev\ttyS3", "lyra2rev2-dynamic-frequency": false, "lyra2rev2-restartenable": false, "lyra2rev2-cutoffenable": false }

Spondoolies

{"api-allow":"W:0\/0","spx36-settings":{"voltages":455, "frequencies":550, "check-engines":true, "parity-bist":false, "fanlevel":100, "f-min":350, "f-max":700, "t-low":109, "t-high":112, "dc2dc-v-min":390, "dc2dc-v-max":435, "ac2dc-i-load":163900}, "syslog":true, "api-listen":true, "pools":[{"url":"(POOL:DASH)", "user":"(WALLET:DASH).(WORKER)", "profile":"x11", "pass":"x"}, {"url":"(POOL:DASH)", "user":"(WALLET:DASH).(WORKER)", "profile":"x11", "pass":"x"}]}

Spodoolies config requires profile parameter in the pools’ list, so be careful to update it as well.

4. Profit switch

  1. Load the ASIC to profit switch target.
  2. Select coin, pool, wallet, pool’s fee, and ASIC as a mining client.
  3. Change configs for the coin and load configuration from the template. Then click on the POOL tag and replace it with the correct pool and on the WALLET tag and replace it with the correct wallet. Apply changes.
  4. Set up the hashrate of your ASIC.
  5. Set up the other custom settings. It is important to select a little bit longer minimum mining duration since ASICs usually take longer to reboot. Setting it at least 3 hours will work better than 10 minutes.
  6. Save changes.

💻 To find the coins you can mine, we have prepared some mining calculator shortcuts for more popular ASICs. We didn’t include electricity costs to the calculation, but you can easily add it when you open the page.

You can use mining calculator with other ASICs models and manufacturers (even those that we don’t support) as all you need to do is enter the hashrate for a certain algorithm and it will list you all available coins and their estimated profitability.

5. Bulk install

  • Software for detecting all ASICs in the network and bulk importing them to your minerstat dashboard. It is called a Locator.
  • Software for bulk installation of ASIC Hub on your ASICs for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

Of course, our team will also assist you if you will need help. Before your first purchase, you can even request a testing week and prepare everything beforehand.

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minerstat® is a crypto mining monitoring and management platform for ASICs, GPUs, and FPGAs.

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minerstat

minerstat® is a crypto mining monitoring and management platform for ASICs, GPUs, and FPGAs. https://minerstat.com

minerstat

minerstat

minerstat® is a crypto mining monitoring and management platform.

minerstat

Written by

minerstat

minerstat® is a crypto mining monitoring and management platform for ASICs, GPUs, and FPGAs. https://minerstat.com

minerstat

minerstat

minerstat® is a crypto mining monitoring and management platform.

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