ethOS is a 64-bit linux OS that mines Ethereum, Zcash, and other GPU-minable coins out-of-the-box.
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- Boots and mines: Automatic IP/hostname assignment, no need to install any drivers, configure XWindows, or compile any software.
- Browser-based terminal: allow setup and configuration of ethOS rigs by connecting to their IP addresses via your web browser.
- Supports multiple coins: Ready to mine Ethereum, Zcash, and many other gpu-minable 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.
- Stratume enabled: Automatically configured to mine via efficient stratum.
- 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.
- Fast startup: Fast miner startup, low disk/cpu usage, and no out-of-space issues.
Limitations of Scope
The following features are possible on ethOS, but are not supported, and not planned for support.
- 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).
- 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 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 disks are slow during bootup and may cause iowait bottlenecks).
- At least 16gb SSD.
- 64-bit system.