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ethOS - Ethereum Mining Platform
ethOS is a 64-bit linux distro that mines Ethereum out-of-the-box. ethOS is for large-scale deployment. #ethereumOS on freenode.
ethOS rigs currently serve a total of 355.5 ghs (5.01%) of Ethereum's network hashrate (7096 ghs).
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- Boots and mines: Automatic IP/hostname assignment, no need to install any drivers, configure XWindows, or compile any software.
- Supports multiple coins: Ready to mine Ethereum, ETC, EXP, and other DaggerHashimoto coins.
- Supports all hardforks and softforks: Blockchain syncing handled by pools and wallets.
- Supports up to 8 AMD GPUs: Any 2GB+ HD 7000 series, any R9 200/300/Fury/Nano, and any RX 400 series.
- Works on your hardware: Running on thousands of rigs with thousands of different components.
- Remote configuration: Instruct rig to remote reboot, set core clocks, mem clocks, fan control, pool info, and other settings remotely.
- Extremely lightweight: Works with weakest possible CPU made in the last 5 generations on only 2gb of ram.
- Automatic GPU overheat protection: GPUs will automatically throttle or turn off if they reach temperature thresholds.
- Stratum Proxy: Automatically configured for local stratum proxy, stratum pools can be changed in config.
- Automatic reporting: Web panel with detailed rig statistics, charts, and event reports (example).
- Easy KVM: A terminal window opens with focus on boot, no mouse required.
- Easy update: Update to the latest ethOS version with a single command.
- No DAG files: Fast miner startup, low disk/cpu usage, and no out-of-space issues.
ethOS 1.0.0 released on Feb 15 2016. All proceeds from ethOS sales are distributed among the development team.
See ethOS changelog.
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Limitations of Scope
The following features are possible on ethOS, but are not supported, and not planned for support.
- Support for other algorithms (You can mine Expanse and other DaggerHashimoto coins by switching pools).
- NVIDIA mining (ethOS is AMD only).
- Mining via getwork over the Internet (getwork mining creates loss of work due to latency, packet loss, and stale shares).
- Wireless networking (mining over wifi causes packet loss, regardless of operating system, especially in large deployments).
- Browser-based/GUI-based rig management (all required management is done through config files).
- Support for dual-PSU systems (if any issue is resolved by using a single PSU, it is a hardware problem).
- Support for solo-mining (solo mining requires downloading the Ethereum blockchain and running a geth node).
- Self-regulating reboots (automating reboots does not fix any hardware, software, or configuration problem).
- Support for USB sticks and HDDs (non-SSD are slow during bootup and may cause iowait bottlenecks).
- At least 16gb SSD.
- 64-bit system.
There is no email or skype support for ethOS. Please see the "Getting Support" section of the ethOS knowledge base.
ethOS is released under the "Small Goat with Red Eyes" license. You should buy one ethOS from gpuShack.com per each rig on which you intend to run ethOS. If you don't, a small goat with red eyes will visit you while you sleep.
ethOS is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
ethOS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with ethOS. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses