Ethos Mining OS

ethOS is a 64-bit linux OS that mines Ethereum, Zcash, and other GPU-minable coins out-of-the-box.


This great mining platform is bases on Ubuntu and can be purchased direct from developers, they provide a great support.


  • 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.

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