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Title: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 09, 2015, 07:12:45 PM
UPDATED 3.3.16 - RELEASE of GenTarkin's Mod ~ Custom KNC Titan Firmware - v1.0.0
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wait for it.....    Wait for It............  WAIT FOR IT......................

RELEASE of GenTarkin's Mod ~ Custom KNC Titan Firmware v1.0.0 IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Previous customers: head to http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-myaccount/ (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-myaccount/) to obtain your FREE UPGRADE and license key(s)!!

New / Unverified previous customers: head to http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-shop/ (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-shop/) to purchase!!

RELEASE NOTES:

Major Features, Additions, Fixes & Changes:
Added the long awaited “Energy Saver” feature – automatically tunes die voltages for highest effeciency while keeping the die stable as possible & hw% low. ~~MORE INFO http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/energy-saver-faq-help/ ~~
DCDC Over-Current protection – any DCDC’s detected above 46A will be issued a die reset, if that fails then die speed is clocked down significantly to prevent DCDC failure.
Long Term Stability checking for all dies – bumps voltage up on a die if it becomes unstable more than 2x in a period of 2 days.
Per RPI Cube Tracking – if cubes are added, removed or moved around their last known clocks and volts on a given pi will be restored.
Internet outtage / dead pool detection to prevent miner from constantly resetting itself.
Slight webgui redesign.
Product license activation.
Full Copyright & end user license information.
Much smaller installation file.


Additional Features, Additions, Fixes & Changes:
Full translation of webgui pages to 80+ different languages.
Logging file output format refined and also includes more timestamps now.
Optimized timing of die / cube soft and hard resets.
Fixed format of advanced.conf file not being updated properly when user changes/removes/adds cubes or manually sets dies OFF.
ADVANCED page now shows which dies(if any) are being throttled because of DCDC over temp threshold.
ADVANCED page now auto refreshes every 5 minutes.
Noticed in rare cases dies are configured with positive voltage – wrote correction code for this.
For “Energy Saver” implemented cross reboots internal data array tracking capability.
Ability for user to save Log Files to a file to be posted or emailed for diagnostic purposes. (This is part of the Energy Saver options).
Added BALANCE strategy to MINER page – this may work better than LOAD-BALANCE for some users.
Removal of BFGminer version option – in testing 5.1.0 works best with Titans – can re-add later on as an optional installation file if demand is high enough.
More fixes to KNC’s shoddy code.
And many more small fixes / improvements too numerous to list.

All the previous firmware features and improvements are included!

Now … you’re probably asking yourself “yeah yeah, but how much do all these wonderful new features cost?” Simple: $75 first full copy, $35 for additional licenses.

Verified Previous Customers: The upgrade to this firmware is completely FREE for the number of Titans the previous version was purchased. Additional Titans require additional license purchase. If you created an account here previously then you will find license keys issued to your account. **NOTE** If you have not created an account on this site and verified your previous purchases, please contact me - http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-contact/ (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-contact/)
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New Customers: Prices as detailed above.

***IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTICE*** – Upon upgrading to and activation of this firmware, its EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to keep track of which license was used on your KNC Titan(s). An easy way to do this is create backups of your Titan(s) after activating, then keep record of which backup went to which Titan.

***PRODUCT NOTICE*** – upon purchasing / obtaining this software, the end user agrees to the license terms set forth here(this file is also contained in my firmware): gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/gentarkin_mod/LICENSE (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/gentarkin_mod/LICENSE)


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(http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/updated-advanced-page.jpg)
(http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/updated-status-page.jpg)
(http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/advanced_tuning_inprogress-e1457073026636.png)





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Hey all! I recently found out word of my firmware had made it to this forum. I didnt realize this forum even existed till someone informed me! HA!
Anyways about me a bit: Ive been in crypto since mid 2011, its been a hobby of mine ever since in mining. Its opened my eyes to many things & Ive learned a bunch! I modified the good ol bfl single firmware back in the day to work better & faster .. I hadnt done anything on coding in miners since then, till I bought a Titan a few weeks back.
When I bought the titan, it had the classic "sleeping" or "dropping" dies issue which would require babysitting the miner throughout the day and doing a full power cycle to bring those dies back. After looking at the source code KNC put out, and seeing that the DCDC's used were programmable, I had a strong suspicion that if I could issue a power cycling to a Dies respective pair of DCDC's then restart bfgminer ... then the die would come back up and in a reliable manner. Sure enough this proved correct and I implemented this "hard reset" of dies into KNC's original watchdog script.
I announced my findings & success to the community via the KNC thread over at bitcointalk.org ... I had some big donations come in and the project continued to grow and grow w/ more and more ideas to make the Titan more reliable & safe then ever.

So, without further ado.... I give you my custom firmware:
https://github.com/GenTarkin/Titan  - "GenTarkin's Mod"
Code: [Select]
Based on 2.0 firmware for KNC KNCminer Titan, My modificatoins:

*Coded w/ RELIABILITY & SAFETY of the Titan in mind...

New method of "Dead Die" handling - power cycles cube w/ "Dead Die" to attempt to get it working w/o manual power cycling.

Added ability to switch between STOCK 5.1.0 BFGminer version vs newer 5.2.0 ver.

Added DCDC temp monitoring & corrective action of 25mhz dropping on dies till DCDC temps are below threshold specified.

In addition to the above, dies which were previously throttled will raise their clocks once under the threshold temperature setting by 10%.

Added more stats to STATUS page.

Added miner name to not only STATUS but MINING & ADVANCED page.

Added "donation status" to reflect which donation plan ur Titan is running.

Added Mod version info on STATUS page.

Added "Upgrade" button to STATUS page to perform "OTA" updates to my latest releases!!"

Added option under SYSTEM to disable lighttpd access loggin(saves SD card life).

When creating backup, it now saves clocks, voltages & miner name(if specified).

Redesigned all branding graphics & information for webgui.


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*NOTES:*
DCDC threshold settings & BFGMiner version is settable in webgui under ADVANCED tab.
Current DCDC mod settings & running BFGMiner version are shown in ADVANCED tab.

Ive implimented 2 payment options, details are below:

1. Upfront payment of $50 for version which has daily donation fee disabled.. see  this post for details & questions:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170332.msg12194406#msg12194406  (vegasguy is handling processing & distro of the img for prepaid version)
TO PURCHASE go here: http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/

2. The version available for download as an img here on github in my releases, this has a built in .75% DAILY donation where your Titan mines for me roughly$

NOTE: The fee's / sales are ONLY for my custom modifications to the original firmware. Im not "selling" the original firmware.



DISCLAIMER: In the unforunate even of ur Titan catastrophically failing while my firmware is installed... I am in no way responsible for the damages.

*I have not coded anything harmful to the Titan, Ive largely created "smarter"(more reliable & safer) running condition handling of the Titan.

The firmware can also be purchased on ebay.

Also, I noticed someone mentioned "no speed improvements" the reason for that is, on Titan any form of overclocking beyond 325mhz is a huge risk to the power circuitry. 325mhz already runs the DCDC's 24/7 over their RMS limit of 40Amps. Not to mention the electrical limit of the 6pin PCIE connector @ 12v is around 270W.

Feel free to pm me w/ any questions or purchasing questions =)

(http://i.imgur.com/ekUm68b.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/y14c0mE.png)

As far as code improvements in the FPGA, Im pretty sure the FPGA firmware is closed source, I have nowhere the skills to reverse engineer it. If someone wants to attempt that, go ahead =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 10, 2015, 04:03:56 AM
An update coming down the pipes for next release....
Fan failure protection w/ webgui output in big red letters when a potential fan failure has been detected!!!!

Up till now, my monitoring script has dynamically adjusted clocks up n down depending on environmental temperatures that increased / decreased gradually. It would attempt to clock the unit down as temps rose but this happened at the rate of KNC's monitoring script which is 1 poll per minute. A fan failure would easily go up in temperature much quicker than decreasing 25mhz ever 1 minute on respective dies would account for.
In the process of coding this I also found fault w/ KNC's waas command not actually being able to set a die OFF, rather bfgminer would have to be restarted and the advanced.conf file held a null value of any desired dies to be set as "OFF".
So... what Ive come up with is a small rewrite of setting dies to OFF logic(now all dies set to off while mining will invoke a bfgminer restart).
Next, onto the fan fail protection conditions...
1. If either of the DCDC temps of any die have detected as being above the user set threshold by 10C or more then the dies will be turn OFF.
OR
2. If either of the DCDC temps of any die have reached 115C or higher then that die will be set OFF.

After all dies which meet the condition above have been set to OFF, bfgminer will be issued a restart command.
A warning in big red letters on the STATUS page of webgui will warn about a possible fan failure detection.

To clear the warning the pi must be rebooted(I figured in the case of a genuine fan failure, the pi will be turned off along w/ the miner to service the cube w/ the failed fan).

*note.... if the 115C threshold ends up being an issue for anyone running their titans this hot well... A: your Titan will not last long B: I can always change this upward, but Im willing only to go up to 120C or so.

I will post when this release will be live.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on September 10, 2015, 08:08:46 PM
So, for my own benefit, and for others here, can you tell me how to get the log files, and what log files you need to see in order to diagnose/debug what's going with my rig when I use your firmware?

I may need to bypass auto-configuration of some dies, but don't know what dies those are until we look at logs.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 10, 2015, 09:12:44 PM
So, for my own benefit, and for others here, can you tell me how to get the log files, and what log files you need to see in order to diagnose/debug what's going with my rig when I use your firmware?

I may need to bypass auto-configuration of some dies, but don't know what dies those are until we look at logs.

Yeah, I have planned a release that will do smarter tracking of die conditions and if dies get issued resets up to a certain amount of times within a short period of time then they will be auto bypassed for checking.
For now, if you need bypassing of checking of dies then ... you can ssh into the pi, run cat /var/log/monitordcdc.log
It will show you in the ASIC# DIE# lines which dies are constantly being issued resets.
you can then add those dies to the knc-asic/bypass_dies.conf file in the form of
1 2

the above would mean ASIC#1 DIE#2
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 11, 2015, 12:48:08 AM
A small preview of this coming release:
(http://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com%2Ffile%2FH8IedLfQ%2F1441868441.JPG)
(https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/deugS9zb/1441921959.JPG)

This release (v.99b) will be available shortly for those who have paid up front either through ebay or bitcoinlasvegas (site handles my sales as well) or payment to me directly.

The donation version of v.99b will be avail to download as a release when I no longer flag it as a prerelease(probably at least a few days).
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on September 11, 2015, 05:42:41 PM

Yeah, I have planned a release that will do smarter tracking of die conditions and if dies get issued resets up to a certain amount of times within a short period of time then they will be auto bypassed for checking.


You might want to include check boxes on the advanced page to manually bypass certain dies.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: kilroy on September 11, 2015, 07:35:05 PM
I agree about bypassing certain dies with a check box because a bad die can cause a long period of substandard performance on reboot as your approach restarts the whole process so if we know for sure the die is bad and unrecoverable, why disrupt services of good die?  Alternatively if it is possible to just have BFGMiner rescan without restarting, not sure if it has the same effect on the die but seems it would be less intrusive.  Also as mentioned previously, passing temps to BFGMiner is a HUGE +!  I will be getting with you next week for the 10pack licensing, keep up the good work and thanks much for your contributions to the project.

Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 11, 2015, 08:12:36 PM

Yeah, I have planned a release that will do smarter tracking of die conditions and if dies get issued resets up to a certain amount of times within a short period of time then they will be auto bypassed for checking.


You might want to include check boxes on the advanced page to manually bypass certain dies.

I have thought about this and its more difficult to impliment then it seems. At least in the ways Ive thought about it =./ ... if I can think of a way Im certain of being able to do, I may do this.
Currently there is a way to manually bypass dies, thats by editing the knc-asic/bypass_dies.conf file  .
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: p4fg on September 11, 2015, 08:15:54 PM
Please feel free to add my pimped TITAN-UI (kncminion) to your firmware-build!

http://shellcode.se/programming/introducing-kncminion/

Best regards
p4fg
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 11, 2015, 08:22:27 PM
I agree about bypassing certain dies with a check box because a bad die can cause a long period of substandard performance on reboot as your approach restarts the whole process so if we know for sure the die is bad and unrecoverable, why disrupt services of good die?  Alternatively if it is possible to just have BFGMiner rescan without restarting, not sure if it has the same effect on the die but seems it would be less intrusive.  Also as mentioned previously, passing temps to BFGMiner is a HUGE +!  I will be getting with you next week for the 10pack licensing, keep up the good work and thanks much for your contributions to the project.
No, there is no way to simply update bfgminer while its running. If a die requires a "hard reset" (power cycle) then, in my experience, a bfgminer restart was required.

"why disrupt services of good die?" - As it stands ... a "perfectly good die" will not cause any sort of resetting..... So Im kind of confused bout the overall statement .. lol Also, my code never issues reboots, only bfgminer restarts if dies need a "hard reset"(power cycling)

Im currently working on my next release probably v.99c which will have auto bypass code. So far, it works like this, if a die is issued 5 soft resets, each of those resets within 15mins of the previous reset, then the die will be added to a "auto bypass file" ... on the next loop of the script, it will see that the die is listed in the "auto bypass file" and no longer issue any sort of reset command to that die.
I will have a message displaying what dies are currently being bypassed on the advanced page of webgui and a button to issue a "reset bypassed" dies which will wipe out that auto_bypass file.

"Also as mentioned previously, passing temps to BFGMiner is a HUGE +!" ... what does that mean exactly?
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 11, 2015, 09:25:02 PM
Please feel free to add my pimped TITAN-UI (kncminion) to your firmware-build!

http://shellcode.se/programming/introducing-kncminion/

Best regards
p4fg

HAHA! Nice job man! Ive installed it and will include it in my next release as well =)
I may even put a link somewhere that points the kncminion page =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on September 12, 2015, 01:46:58 AM
Please feel free to add my pimped TITAN-UI (kncminion) to your firmware-build!

http://shellcode.se/programming/introducing-kncminion/

Best regards
p4fg

HAHA! Nice job man! Ive installed it and will include it in my next release as well =)
I may even put a link somewhere that points the kncminion page =)

Yes.  KNCminion is the bomb.  It will be nice to see that added to the UI.

Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: kilroy on September 12, 2015, 07:07:12 PM
Quote
"why disrupt services of good die?" - As it stands ... a "perfectly good die" will not cause any sort of resetting..... So Im kind of confused bout the overall statement .. lol Also, my code never issues reboots, only bfgminer restarts if dies need a "hard reset"(power cycling)"

Sorry for the confusion and maybe I am missing something but here is my example, This Titan I am testing hashes avg over 300MH steady but has a bad die or two.  It seems like when I run the .99a code it goes through about 1000 shares or so and then does a BFGMiner reset (because of bad die) and then starts back up again, does this over and over.  My avg hashrate up until the BFG reset is around 50MH lower (affecting good die performance) and that doesnt count the time lost in restarting each time.  Of course eventually it stops resetting and runs at the expected hashrate.  So the ability to disable die I know are bad would mean they would not cause my good die to under-perform for 1.x hours every time I reboot.

For now I can just manually configure in the conf file you pointed out if it becomes too much of an issue.

To me the temps for BFG is probably the biggest value as I manage multiple ASIC through Awesome Miner and really prefer to manage/monitor from a centralized interface like this.  Your temp/clock regulator definitely at least prevents catastrophe where KNC's code pretty much left this high dollar equipment quite vulnerable.





Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 13, 2015, 01:39:59 AM
Quote
"why disrupt services of good die?" - As it stands ... a "perfectly good die" will not cause any sort of resetting..... So Im kind of confused bout the overall statement .. lol Also, my code never issues reboots, only bfgminer restarts if dies need a "hard reset"(power cycling)"

Sorry for the confusion and maybe I am missing something but here is my example, This Titan I am testing hashes avg over 300MH steady but has a bad die or two.  It seems like when I run the .99a code it goes through about 1000 shares or so and then does a BFGMiner reset (because of bad die) and then starts back up again, does this over and over.  My avg hashrate up until the BFG reset is around 50MH lower (affecting good die performance) and that doesnt count the time lost in restarting each time.  Of course eventually it stops resetting and runs at the expected hashrate.  So the ability to disable die I know are bad would mean they would not cause my good die to under-perform for 1.x hours every time I reboot.

For now I can just manually configure in the conf file you pointed out if it becomes too much of an issue.

To me the temps for BFG is probably the biggest value as I manage multiple ASIC through Awesome Miner and really prefer to manage/monitor from a centralized interface like this.  Your temp/clock regulator definitely at least prevents catastrophe where KNC's code pretty much left this high dollar equipment quite vulnerable.

Ok, well those bad dies should be set OFF.... in the advanced page ... just like running stock firmware ... bad dies that dont hash at all should be set OFF. My firmware will then not issue resets to those dies. Unless of course I messed up that code somewhere, Ill look it over again, but I can confirm it at leas used to function that way =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: kilroy on September 13, 2015, 07:26:04 AM
I did not manually set them to off, and it does not appear as though your firmware sets them to off once it determines them bad.  I realize though, it is still good to check every now and then in case there is a false positive for a bad die or some other extenuating circumstance.  Not sure if there is need for action here on your part based on that tidbit which I really should of assessed prior as a matter of practicality.

M.Thanks
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 13, 2015, 09:08:42 AM
I did not manually set them to off, and it does not appear as though your firmware sets them to off once it determines them bad.  I realize though, it is still good to check every now and then in case there is a false positive for a bad die or some other extenuating circumstance.  Not sure if there is need for action here on your part based on that tidbit which I really should of assessed prior as a matter of practicality.

M.Thanks

Yeah, I see the potential confusion .. my github notes show "dead die" handling. I put quotes on it to signify that Im not talking about completely bad dies.  Im talking about ones that "go dead" or "sleep" or "drop" while mining. Ill try to make it more clear in my github notes =)

Basically, the initial reason I started coding the firmware was to improve the miners stability. I knew there were many people that had Titans which required power cycling every once in a while because  a die would just stop hashing(go dead, sleep or drop - whatever you wanna call it) and my firmware has a way to wake up these dies and get them hashing again without requiring a full, manual power cycle on the whole miner.
Therefore dies that are completely dead(at the hardware level) need to be set to off manually still just like the original firmware =)

But w/ my new release coming out. Any problematic dies whether dead(and not set to OFF) or partially alive(but still cause constant reset triggering) ... will automatically be appended to a list for bypass of health checking. In other words, yes this will help rigs where people havent set completely dead dies to OFF.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on September 16, 2015, 03:08:57 AM

Any problematic dies whether dead(and not set to OFF) or partially alive(but still cause constant reset triggering) ... will automatically be appended to a list for bypass of health checking. In other words, yes this will help rigs where people havent set completely dead dies to OFF.


So, will your new release "learn" (for lack of a better word) which dies to ignore, and will it "remember" that information after a power cycle?  If it "forgets" which dies are bad, it has to go through the whole process over again.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 16, 2015, 03:15:49 AM

Any problematic dies whether dead(and not set to OFF) or partially alive(but still cause constant reset triggering) ... will automatically be appended to a list for bypass of health checking. In other words, yes this will help rigs where people havent set completely dead dies to OFF.


So, will your new release "learn" (for lack of a better word) which dies to ignore, and will it "remember" that information after a power cycle?  If it "forgets" which dies are bad, it has to go through the whole process over again.

Yes, my newest v.99c is designed to bypass any dies causing constant soft / hard resets... it wll remember them across a power cycle & there will be an option in the ADVANCED page to clear the bypass file .. ie when switching cubes or something on the controller.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 16, 2015, 03:17:53 AM
I need to call a vote....
I would like to easily add "read only" api access to rigs for people in sake of convenience of monitoring. The problem is --api-network gets COMPLETELY ignored when --api-allow is used AT ALL... it does not get simply overridden when using --api-allow like the documentation states.
So, the only way I can do that is by allowing api access from 0/0 which is all ip's having read only access. Meaning, local subnet would have read only access & any ip's allowed through ur firewall would as well.
I need to call a vote on this and see if people are for or against this.
Please respond =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on September 16, 2015, 07:10:30 AM
I did not manually set them to off, and it does not appear as though your firmware sets them to off once it determines them bad.  I realize though, it is still good to check every now and then in case there is a false positive for a bad die or some other extenuating circumstance.  Not sure if there is need for action here on your part based on that tidbit which I really should of assessed prior as a matter of practicality.

M.Thanks


I had 2 dies I set to OFF from last nov...I GAINED speed and the erraticness  goes away on speed was a lot of improvement in such. So if your dies are 'shot' you may just have to bite the bullet and set them to OFF (reality sucks) :)

Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: beanhead on September 16, 2015, 09:10:40 AM
I need to call a vote....
I would like to easily add "read only" api access to rigs for people in sake of convenience of monitoring. The problem is --api-network gets COMPLETELY ignored when --api-allow is used AT ALL... it does not get simply overridden when using --api-allow like the documentation states.
So, the only way I can do that is by allowing api access from 0/0 which is all ip's having read only access. Meaning, local subnet would have read only access & any ip's allowed through ur firewall would as well.
I need to call a vote on this and see if people are for or against this.
Please respond =)

How about coding it in a way that people can choose to have it or not?  Like a dropdown option somewhere?
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 16, 2015, 05:14:51 PM
I need to call a vote....
I would like to easily add "read only" api access to rigs for people in sake of convenience of monitoring. The problem is --api-network gets COMPLETELY ignored when --api-allow is used AT ALL... it does not get simply overridden when using --api-allow like the documentation states.
So, the only way I can do that is by allowing api access from 0/0 which is all ip's having read only access. Meaning, local subnet would have read only access & any ip's allowed through ur firewall would as well.
I need to call a vote on this and see if people are for or against this.
Please respond =)

How about coding it in a way that people can choose to have it or not?  Like a dropdown option somewhere?

Yeah, I may impliment an on / off option in miner page, but will be in the release after next one.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 16, 2015, 05:54:02 PM
!!!ANNOUNCING!! v.99c for premium/prepaid/predonated members!
 --v.99b is now available for *free*(.75% don) users.

PREMIUM members, you should soon see the updated v.99c in your member page which you were supplied when you purchased the firmware. "vegasguy" will supply you with more info.

Release notes: https://github.com/GenTarkin/Titan/releases/tag/v.99c

Code: [Select]
AutoBypass Dies, BFGminer 5.3.0, pf4g's KNCminion & more!


Major changes in this release:
 1. Auto-bypass of dies which cause constant soft / hard resets. How this works: If a die has caused more than 5 soft / hard resets
 within 2 hours then that die will be flagged for autobypass - meaning monitoring of its "hashing health" will be further ignored and
 the die will be on its own. Its DCDC's will still be monitored for temperature conditions though, so if soft / hard resets are being
 caused by temp issues .. these will NOT be ignored! The list of dies bypassed is persistent across pi reboots etc, when a die has
 been bypassed a message will be shown on ADVANCED page w/ an option to clear the autobypass file.
 2. Updated BFGminer to 5.3.0
 3. Integrated pf4g's KNCminion webgui extension & added a link "more goodies" on status page.

Minor changes & fixes:
 1. Disabled http access logging by default(option still exists to enable in SYSTEM page).
 2. Set bfgminer 5.1.0 as default miner to be ran (can still change it to 5.3.0 via ADVANCED page).
 3. Minor tweaks to ADVANCED running bfgminer version readout.
 4. Added reset count per die to /var/log/monitordcdc.log
 5. Optimized various sections of my code additions in monitoring script.
 6. v.99b made available for "free" users.

NOTES - as usual , please contact me in bitcointalk.org forum or litecointalk.org for w/ bugs, questions etc...

For people running the free v.99a version, you can either update via the UPGRADE button on STATUS page OR download the .bin file from here: https://github.com/GenTarkin/Titan/releases/tag/v.99b
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on September 17, 2015, 02:08:53 AM

!!!ANNOUNCING!! v.99c for premium/prepaid/predonated members!
 --v.99b is now available for *free*(.75% don) users.


Using it now.  Appears quite stable.  Maybe you're ready for a 1.0 release?

Still no idea how the FPGA code works?  That's the roadblock to major progress.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 17, 2015, 02:14:24 AM

!!!ANNOUNCING!! v.99c for premium/prepaid/predonated members!
 --v.99b is now available for *free*(.75% don) users.


Using it now.  Appears quite stable.  Maybe you're ready for a 1.0 release?

Still no idea how the FPGA code works?  That's the roadblock to major progress.

Good to hear, yeah maybe after .99c is stable Ill make a 1.00 release =P will see...

Nope, like I said I am nowhere near skilled enough to reverse engineer the fpga code...
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on September 17, 2015, 02:16:42 AM

Nope, like I said I am nowhere near skilled enough to reverse engineer the fpga code...



Any idea if the current IMG would run on a RasPi 2, or are they not compatible?..

Nevermind.  I answered my own question.  It's not.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on September 30, 2015, 10:09:39 PM
Things are changing for the free users...

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170332.msg12566518#msg12566518
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on September 30, 2015, 11:19:36 PM
Things are changing for the free users...

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170332.msg12566518#msg12566518

Ha! thanks for posting that here, I was gonna make an announcement post here as well soon, but u got it covered =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 01, 2015, 12:09:36 AM
Things are changing for the free users...

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170332.msg12566518#msg12566518

Ha! thanks for posting that here, I was gonna make an announcement post here as well soon, but u got it covered =)

It needed a bump anyway.  Software has been reliable thus far.  Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 01, 2015, 02:59:31 AM
Things are changing for the free users...

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170332.msg12566518#msg12566518

Ha! thanks for posting that here, I was gonna make an announcement post here as well soon, but u got it covered =)

It needed a bump anyway.  Software has been reliable thus far.  Thanks.

Yep no problem! OH and iirc you were one of the paying folks right? If so, have you upgraded to my latest v99c version? (released a couple weeks back)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 01, 2015, 03:05:46 AM

Yep no problem! OH and iirc you were one of the paying folks right? If so, have you upgraded to my latest v99c version? (released a couple weeks back)


Yes, I'm one of the paying folks.  I do want you to know that your distribution method caused me to have to upgrade my sync software, which caused me to lose two weeks of work (and almost a password file).  Not your fault by any means, but it might be good to just have a download link to your new releases, or an FTP account or something like that.  Just sayin'.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 01, 2015, 03:45:02 AM

Yep no problem! OH and iirc you were one of the paying folks right? If so, have you upgraded to my latest v99c version? (released a couple weeks back)


Yes, I'm one of the paying folks.  I do want you to know that your distribution method caused me to have to upgrade my sync software, which caused me to lose two weeks of work (and almost a password file).  Not your fault by any means, but it might be good to just have a download link to your new releases, or an FTP account or something like that.  Just sayin'.

Well thats odd, yeah btsync has been nothing but reliable for me.  Also,  I hope you didnt pay for the "pro" version after 30 days, cuz it actually doesnt force you to pay, keep using it as free, u just dont get the pro features(which doesnt affect basic file sharing). btsync is nothing short of amazing for sharing any number / size of files w/ people across the net, not to mention its all encrypted too.
 I use that for privately sending to people that pay in nonstandard methods(pm or something), basically direct from developer -> end user.
The normal methods are A: its sold on ebay B: its sold on the website bitcoinlasvegas ... I have a parter who goes by vegasguy on bitcointalk , he handles the general public sales / marketing etc. He publishes new releases to people who have an account on he bitcoinlasvegas site.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 01, 2015, 03:51:04 AM
I was a btsync beta-tester, and have been using it for a while.  It seems like the 1.4 --> 2.x upgrade borked the file DB and it overwrote my new files with old ones.  Sadly I didn't catch it right away, and by the time I did, the archives were gone.  I was happy with btsync until 2.x.  That's when the "free" version started nagging me to buy pro.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 01, 2015, 03:59:05 AM
I was a btsync beta-tester, and have been using it for a while.  It seems like the 1.4 --> 2.x upgrade borked the file DB and it overwrote my new files with old ones.  Sadly I didn't catch it right away, and by the time I did, the archives were gone.  I was happy with btsync until 2.x.  That's when the "free" version started nagging me to buy pro.

I tested 1.4 as well, didnt have any hard time going to 2.x on my devices. I did have an issue when I wanted to revert to 1.4, I had to figure out how to restore the old db's which was sleek cuz the upgrade process actually saved the legacy db's.
Ive noticed that once the 2.x "all features free" expires... the nagging goes away. LOL!
But if ur talking about the 1.4 nagging to 2.0 ... that was annoying as hell, I remember I would tell it to stop and it kept nagging me anyways.... some coding error there somewhere =P

Im just happy they left a free version available. Its quite amazing being able to set up ur own private cloud solution and not have to trust ur data to 3rd parties. Heck, I use it to back up my smartphone ROFL!
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 01, 2015, 04:15:23 AM
Yes, the link you sent me wasn't recognized by 1.4, and that's why I upgraded to 2.x.  I would have kept 1.4 otherwise.  It worked fine.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on October 02, 2015, 12:08:24 PM
I did not manually set them to off, and it does not appear as though your firmware sets them to off once it determines them bad.  I realize though, it is still good to check every now and then in case there is a false positive for a bad die or some other extenuating circumstance.  Not sure if there is need for action here on your part based on that tidbit which I really should of assessed prior as a matter of practicality.

M.Thanks


yeah i got 2 dies set to off 1 each on 2 cubes....i try to get them up once in awhile but with no real luck (frigging knc raspberry pi 8th grade science project)

also keep in mind the original warranty on these units was 90 days...the only reason that it is 12 months now for Titans is they did not change the warranty info from that
of the Neptunes on the www page for more then a bit (I want to guess two weeks) so they were stuck (not that they did any real support anyway)

but my point is it is a 'frigging' miracle that my 2 November 2013 titan(s) work in any manner in that it has been 10 months as of 1st of oct more or less :)


by the by keep in mind that as the 'weather' gets colder ...if you are like me and the units are in the basement i have 2 other dies 1 set at 275 and 1 set to 300 mh I MAY be able to get back up to 325mh in that I had to set them down over the summer ....both dies run hot....by about 7c vs other dies....but they work (knock wood) so keep that in mind if you have the option of your titan space heating your basement (no a/c for me used airflow see link below)

lostgonzo.imgur.com (http://lostgonzo.imgur.com)


used a push fan 24/7 with all windows open in summer got to 90F in basement and a shutter exhaust fan over the titans outside ...so slid by ..couple of nervous days but simply left it alone and all was well..just saying :) If anything like last year I'll knock 35 bucks (or more with 2 titans) off my furnace gas bill :)

anyway all that comes to mind ....I suppose if you are brave (I don't have the balls) when the tech video comes out from vegas and glen you could be creative ..myself....I know my Titan(s) hate me and are trying to go to 'doorstop status' at the first opportunity ..so I leave them alone and when in basement try not to make direct 'eye contact' less I piss them off to brick themselves :)

good luck


Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 02, 2015, 02:40:26 PM
BTW in regards to kilroy and not setting dies off, the most recent v99c (if u are a paid user will have access to it) ... will properly eventually flag those dies that cause issues (including ones which should normally be set off) for monitoring bypass. If a certain die cause soft / hard resets for a certain number of times within a 2 hour timeframe they will be permanently added to the list to no longer be monitored. The advanced page will show which dies are on this list and the list can be cleared via a button that will show next to that list(helpful if switching cubes on controller ports etc...)
Its best to still set those dies to OFF as thats how its designed. But at least w/ the autobypass ... unattended problematic dies wont cause constant mining restarts =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 02, 2015, 02:46:22 PM

The advanced page will show which dies are on this list and the list can be cleared via a button that will show next to that list(helpful if switching cubes on controller ports etc...)


I don't see any list on the advanced page.  Am I looking in the wrong place?
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 02, 2015, 03:04:52 PM

The advanced page will show which dies are on this list and the list can be cleared via a button that will show next to that list(helpful if switching cubes on controller ports etc...)


I don't see any list on the advanced page.  Am I looking in the wrong place?

It will only show up if dies actually make it onto that list. If you dont see a list in top center, then no dies are currently being bypassed.
The overall procedure for a die to make it onto that list will most likely require several bfgminer restarts(auto soft/ hard reset) spanning over an hours length of time. Then that die will make it onto the list.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 02, 2015, 03:07:23 PM

The advanced page will show which dies are on this list and the list can be cleared via a button that will show next to that list(helpful if switching cubes on controller ports etc...)


I don't see any list on the advanced page.  Am I looking in the wrong place?

It will only show up if dies actually make it onto that list. If you dont see a list in top center, then no dies are currently being bypassed.
The overall procedure for a die to make it onto that list will most likely require several bfgminer restarts(auto soft/ hard reset) spanning over an hours length of time. Then that die will make it onto the list.

So basically if I just stop f**king with it, the software will handle everything.  Gotcha.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 02, 2015, 03:48:11 PM

The advanced page will show which dies are on this list and the list can be cleared via a button that will show next to that list(helpful if switching cubes on controller ports etc...)


I don't see any list on the advanced page.  Am I looking in the wrong place?

It will only show up if dies actually make it onto that list. If you dont see a list in top center, then no dies are currently being bypassed.
The overall procedure for a die to make it onto that list will most likely require several bfgminer restarts(auto soft/ hard reset) spanning over an hours length of time. Then that die will make it onto the list.

So basically if I just stop f**king with it, the software will handle everything.  Gotcha.
Pretty much =) . If you wanted, you could test it out by actually turning on a die(setting a clock speed) which normally be set to OFF ... then after a couple hours go back to the advanced page and see if that die is on the list in the top center =)
Also, this functionality was only coded into my latest release v99c ... the autobypass wasnt coded into older releases.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 02, 2015, 03:53:48 PM
NOTE TO ALL!!!!! DO NOT USE the upgrade button status page. Its going to be removed from the next release.

Reason: Because the repo is now private, I made the public repo host just the details of the project and release history. So no actual files will be downloaded .. hopefully the upgrade button will just error out when trying to be used =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 02, 2015, 07:17:54 PM
ANNOUNCING new release v.99d!!!!

Changes:

Code: [Select]
Added features:
 1. Option in MINING tab to enable / disable API read only access from ALL ip addresses
 (Requires apply & bfgminer restart after changing).

Fixes:
 1. Changed HTML page titles for all webgui pages. Debranded them.
 2. Removed "UPGRADE" button from status page ... no longer used due to making repo private( no longer free )

This release will be available to paid users shortly via your login here:
http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/

Free/donation only users: this, and future, releases are not available to you unless you purchase the firmware.


Looking down the road, perhaps next release, will include language selection option starting w/ english & chinese for entire webgui.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on October 03, 2015, 02:05:16 AM
ANNOUNCING new release v.99d!!!!

Changes:

Code: [Select]
Added features:
 1. Option in MINING tab to enable / disable API read only access from ALL ip addresses
 (Requires apply & bfgminer restart after changing).

Fixes:
 1. Changed HTML page titles for all webgui pages. Debranded them.
 2. Removed "UPGRADE" button from status page ... no longer used due to making repo private( no longer free )

This release will be available to paid users shortly via your login here:
http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/

Free/donation only users: this, and future, releases are not available to you unless you purchase the firmware.


Looking down the road, perhaps next release, will include language selection option starting w/ english & chinese for entire webgui.


by all IP addresses I assume you mean just the 192.xxx.xxx. addresses on my INTERNAL network and I am not opening up access via password to the world?

Just asking ...us clueless people have to do that occasionally (at one time i bought the bfl koolaid..got a refund 1yr and 20 days later but still the stigma remains) :)

by the way it says I"m not a paid member (again) thought this was resolved...I sent vegas an email just saying ....so have not tried it out yet fyi.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 03, 2015, 02:56:28 AM
ANNOUNCING new release v.99d!!!!

Changes:

Code: [Select]
Added features:
 1. Option in MINING tab to enable / disable API read only access from ALL ip addresses
 (Requires apply & bfgminer restart after changing).

Fixes:
 1. Changed HTML page titles for all webgui pages. Debranded them.
 2. Removed "UPGRADE" button from status page ... no longer used due to making repo private( no longer free )

This release will be available to paid users shortly via your login here:
http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/

Free/donation only users: this, and future, releases are not available to you unless you purchase the firmware.


Looking down the road, perhaps next release, will include language selection option starting w/ english & chinese for entire webgui.


by all IP addresses I assume you mean just the 192.xxx.xxx. addresses on my INTERNAL network and I am not opening up access via password to the world?

Just asking ...us clueless people have to do that occasionally (at one time i bought the bfl koolaid..got a refund 1yr and 20 days later but still the stigma remains) :)

by the way it says I"m not a paid member (again) thought this was resolved...I sent vegas an email just saying ....so have not tried it out yet fyi.

Its read only by ALL IP's including ANY ip's you port forward through your firewall to the pi
There is no EASY way w/ 100% certainty figure out everyones subnet. So thats why I opted the ALL or NONE route =)

Im not sure about the membership issues, vegasguy handles all that. He seems busy today, havent heard much from him.
If you dont get it resolved soon, I can issue you a link to the btsync share which has the builds in it.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on October 03, 2015, 06:45:56 AM
ANNOUNCING new release v.99d!!!!

Changes:

Code: [Select]
Added features:
 1. Option in MINING tab to enable / disable API read only access from ALL ip addresses
 (Requires apply & bfgminer restart after changing).

Fixes:
 1. Changed HTML page titles for all webgui pages. Debranded them.
 2. Removed "UPGRADE" button from status page ... no longer used due to making repo private( no longer free )

This release will be available to paid users shortly via your login here:
http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/

Free/donation only users: this, and future, releases are not available to you unless you purchase the firmware.


Looking down the road, perhaps next release, will include language selection option starting w/ english & chinese for entire webgui.


by all IP addresses I assume you mean just the 192.xxx.xxx. addresses on my INTERNAL network and I am not opening up access via password to the world?

Just asking ...us clueless people have to do that occasionally (at one time i bought the bfl koolaid..got a refund 1yr and 20 days later but still the stigma remains) :)

by the way it says I"m not a paid member (again) thought this was resolved...I sent vegas an email just saying ....so have not tried it out yet fyi.

Its read only by ALL IP's including ANY ip's you port forward through your firewall to the pi
There is no EASY way w/ 100% certainty figure out everyones subnet. So thats why I opted the ALL or NONE route =)

Im not sure about the membership issues, vegasguy handles all that. He seems busy today, havent heard much from him.
If you dont get it resolved soon, I can issue you a link to the btsync share which has the builds in it.


No problem I'm in no hurry. I paid for the product back at the beginning thru Ebay for the paypal convenience. I had this issue before and he toggled something so I was good thru all of them up to version C. It is now D that seems to think I'm trying to 'slip in' and grab the file w/o paying..so I guess maybe the last 'tweak' to fix this issue did not take

anyway no worries I can wait...about the time I get around to putting it up you make a new version anyway ..then of course I procrastinate so far you win  on the upgrade tag :)

I'll get it up eventually for the perks :)

On a side note. You probably have already answered this...but if I was to TRY and run one of my dies that I have set to OFF just to see how your software handles it ..does it do the auto volt down tricks etc up to a certain number of tries then shut the die off  and flags me of such? I may just set die speed (guess) from their off state .. and let your software toggle thru I suppose the 4 or 5 tries of my particular ...guess the die speed it may run with the dies of 'stump me' so far they win....

....there is little hope I can bring them back (2) but hey anything I can toggle and walk away from rather then stand around and reboot (cursing the Titans and the KNC devs/etc) from their OFF die state to whatever frigging speed to guess at on whatever whim I had that day and let your software do the walking..is probably better for my blood pressure and sanity anyway.....occasionally I have to scratch that itch (2 dead dies to off) but hope springs eternal etc etc...again I likely have the above wrong on how this all works but hey I'm bored and on bitcointalk :)

anyway thanks for your product....1 month of the knc warranty to go (such as knc warranty is that is now ......moot point) and my only resource is this thread/ the soon to be video and your firmware stuff :) I should probably be grateful they have lasted even this long. (Soon to be doorstops diff rise since LTC halving is up 22.40% so the writing is probably on the wall). Hey its a RACE :) LTC difficulty vs KNC doorstop preferences :)

Anyway I and others here appreciate you guys efforts :)






 
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 03, 2015, 06:49:46 PM
ANNOUNCING new release v.99d!!!!

Changes:

Code: [Select]
Added features:
 1. Option in MINING tab to enable / disable API read only access from ALL ip addresses
 (Requires apply & bfgminer restart after changing).

Fixes:
 1. Changed HTML page titles for all webgui pages. Debranded them.
 2. Removed "UPGRADE" button from status page ... no longer used due to making repo private( no longer free )

This release will be available to paid users shortly via your login here:
http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/

Free/donation only users: this, and future, releases are not available to you unless you purchase the firmware.


Looking down the road, perhaps next release, will include language selection option starting w/ english & chinese for entire webgui.


by all IP addresses I assume you mean just the 192.xxx.xxx. addresses on my INTERNAL network and I am not opening up access via password to the world?

Just asking ...us clueless people have to do that occasionally (at one time i bought the bfl koolaid..got a refund 1yr and 20 days later but still the stigma remains) :)

by the way it says I"m not a paid member (again) thought this was resolved...I sent vegas an email just saying ....so have not tried it out yet fyi.

Its read only by ALL IP's including ANY ip's you port forward through your firewall to the pi
There is no EASY way w/ 100% certainty figure out everyones subnet. So thats why I opted the ALL or NONE route =)

Im not sure about the membership issues, vegasguy handles all that. He seems busy today, havent heard much from him.
If you dont get it resolved soon, I can issue you a link to the btsync share which has the builds in it.


No problem I'm in no hurry. I paid for the product back at the beginning thru Ebay for the paypal convenience. I had this issue before and he toggled something so I was good thru all of them up to version C. It is now D that seems to think I'm trying to 'slip in' and grab the file w/o paying..so I guess maybe the last 'tweak' to fix this issue did not take

anyway no worries I can wait...about the time I get around to putting it up you make a new version anyway ..then of course I procrastinate so far you win  on the upgrade tag :)

I'll get it up eventually for the perks :)

On a side note. You probably have already answered this...but if I was to TRY and run one of my dies that I have set to OFF just to see how your software handles it ..does it do the auto volt down tricks etc up to a certain number of tries then shut the die off  and flags me of such? I may just set die speed (guess) from their off state .. and let your software toggle thru I suppose the 4 or 5 tries of my particular ...guess the die speed it may run with the dies of 'stump me' so far they win....

....there is little hope I can bring them back (2) but hey anything I can toggle and walk away from rather then stand around and reboot (cursing the Titans and the KNC devs/etc) from their OFF die state to whatever frigging speed to guess at on whatever whim I had that day and let your software do the walking..is probably better for my blood pressure and sanity anyway.....occasionally I have to scratch that itch (2 dead dies to off) but hope springs eternal etc etc...again I likely have the above wrong on how this all works but hey I'm bored and on bitcointalk :)

anyway thanks for your product....1 month of the knc warranty to go (such as knc warranty is that is now ......moot point) and my only resource is this thread/ the soon to be video and your firmware stuff :) I should probably be grateful they have lasted even this long. (Soon to be doorstops diff rise since LTC halving is up 22.40% so the writing is probably on the wall). Hey its a RACE :) LTC difficulty vs KNC doorstop preferences :)

Anyway I and others here appreciate you guys efforts :)

Nope at this point in time my firmware does not modify voltage in any way. You would have to set the die to a clock and voltage, if the die is really dead it wont matter what voltage u set it at ... stock setting would be fine. But yes, once you set it and hit "apply" about just over an hour later that die should end up on the bypass list(refresh advanced page) and it will be there.
I believe about 5 bfgminer restarts will happen before it makes it on the list. So dont expect "stability" at first.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on October 04, 2015, 02:42:38 AM
ANNOUNCING new release v.99d!!!!

Changes:

Code: [Select]
Added features:
 1. Option in MINING tab to enable / disable API read only access from ALL ip addresses
 (Requires apply & bfgminer restart after changing).

Fixes:
 1. Changed HTML page titles for all webgui pages. Debranded them.
 2. Removed "UPGRADE" button from status page ... no longer used due to making repo private( no longer free )

This release will be available to paid users shortly via your login here:
http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/

Free/donation only users: this, and future, releases are not available to you unless you purchase the firmware.


Looking down the road, perhaps next release, will include language selection option starting w/ english & chinese for entire webgui.


by all IP addresses I assume you mean just the 192.xxx.xxx. addresses on my INTERNAL network and I am not opening up access via password to the world?

Just asking ...us clueless people have to do that occasionally (at one time i bought the bfl koolaid..got a refund 1yr and 20 days later but still the stigma remains) :)

by the way it says I"m not a paid member (again) thought this was resolved...I sent vegas an email just saying ....so have not tried it out yet fyi.

Its read only by ALL IP's including ANY ip's you port forward through your firewall to the pi
There is no EASY way w/ 100% certainty figure out everyones subnet. So thats why I opted the ALL or NONE route =)

Im not sure about the membership issues, vegasguy handles all that. He seems busy today, havent heard much from him.
If you dont get it resolved soon, I can issue you a link to the btsync share which has the builds in it.


No problem I'm in no hurry. I paid for the product back at the beginning thru Ebay for the paypal convenience. I had this issue before and he toggled something so I was good thru all of them up to version C. It is now D that seems to think I'm trying to 'slip in' and grab the file w/o paying..so I guess maybe the last 'tweak' to fix this issue did not take

anyway no worries I can wait...about the time I get around to putting it up you make a new version anyway ..then of course I procrastinate so far you win  on the upgrade tag :)

I'll get it up eventually for the perks :)

On a side note. You probably have already answered this...but if I was to TRY and run one of my dies that I have set to OFF just to see how your software handles it ..does it do the auto volt down tricks etc up to a certain number of tries then shut the die off  and flags me of such? I may just set die speed (guess) from their off state .. and let your software toggle thru I suppose the 4 or 5 tries of my particular ...guess the die speed it may run with the dies of 'stump me' so far they win....

....there is little hope I can bring them back (2) but hey anything I can toggle and walk away from rather then stand around and reboot (cursing the Titans and the KNC devs/etc) from their OFF die state to whatever frigging speed to guess at on whatever whim I had that day and let your software do the walking..is probably better for my blood pressure and sanity anyway.....occasionally I have to scratch that itch (2 dead dies to off) but hope springs eternal etc etc...again I likely have the above wrong on how this all works but hey I'm bored and on bitcointalk :)

anyway thanks for your product....1 month of the knc warranty to go (such as knc warranty is that is now ......moot point) and my only resource is this thread/ the soon to be video and your firmware stuff :) I should probably be grateful they have lasted even this long. (Soon to be doorstops diff rise since LTC halving is up 22.40% so the writing is probably on the wall). Hey its a RACE :) LTC difficulty vs KNC doorstop preferences :)

Anyway I and others here appreciate you guys efforts :)

Nope at this point in time my firmware does not modify voltage in any way. You would have to set the die to a clock and voltage, if the die is really dead it wont matter what voltage u set it at ... stock setting would be fine. But yes, once you set it and hit "apply" about just over an hour later that die should end up on the bypass list(refresh advanced page) and it will be there.
I believe about 5 bfgminer restarts will happen before it makes it on the list. So dont expect "stability" at first.


ok thanks for the clarification on a side note...if I do want to tackle this again....would it be best perhaps to start at the lower end of the scale on the dies and work upward..ie see if lowest value and and voltage on the dies works and move upwards adjusting values around (voltage) around each speed setting as I go up? Seems to me working down from the top was not working ..perhaps I can have more modest expectations and creep it up to a point it works from the bottom up and then if stable try further tweaks if some stability is shown? But unsure if what I say above puts more strain on the process or is a no/no to do ...but knc told me from the top down and adjust voltage that never got me anywhere  but making my other dies flake so took the cowards way out and just set those 2 to OFF after mucking with them for weeks.

anyway if it is no issue perhaps I will approach this from the bottom up in speed and voltage but again this may not be wise.

comments anyone?

(it is like a bad itch every month or so I have to mess with the above..usually resulting in other dies or cubes going off so a whole circus to get it all back up and just shut those dies OFF already....by all means..if what I propose is dumb as a process please any advice to make me stop!)

hmmmm....the above did not come across as some of my more mature posts ..but they tick me off ..because they are off and I can't really tell with this knc junk if they can be saved or not in any meaningful process.......:) Thus my every other month attempts due to annoyance of the 'real world' that I should just probably leave them the f*ck alone.

be warned ...if you folks do give me a process that gets them back and working stable at whatever speed in some manner I then will whine that I had them set to OFF for 10 months..then again knc raspberry pi tinker toys that they are....getting 645mh now out of 2 dies set to OFF and 1 die set to 275 and 1 die set to 300mh is probably way more then I deserve...or what I will tell myself if I get these to work in any manner.....

just no pleasing some people :)

anyway thanks for the advice :)



Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: kilroy on October 04, 2015, 04:00:43 PM
OP, first let me start by saying thank you and much appreciate the continued progress. 

Quick question about the functionality of code, heat of the day on a particularly hot day, facility warms up, subsequently numerous die are underclocked to keep temps down.  I see how the code handles this on your website.  But once temps reach a certain lower temp, it would make sense to try to bump the clock rate back up to maximize performance.  I was thinking I saw you post somewhere that the code would clock die higher, if so what is the process for increasing clockrates and how often or on what triggers is that process run?

S
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 05, 2015, 04:38:07 AM
OP, first let me start by saying thank you and much appreciate the continued progress. 

Quick question about the functionality of code, heat of the day on a particularly hot day, facility warms up, subsequently numerous die are underclocked to keep temps down.  I see how the code handles this on your website.  But once temps reach a certain lower temp, it would make sense to try to bump the clock rate back up to maximize performance.  I was thinking I saw you post somewhere that the code would clock die higher, if so what is the process for increasing clockrates and how often or on what triggers is that process run?

S

I think I already stated previously how it works in this thread. The dies which have been clocked down will be clocked up once their temps reaches 10% below the threshold temp. The reason is because if a die is clocked up at the exact threshold temp then... soon as it gets clocked up its temp will rise above threshold temp again and be clocked down, therefore it will be stuck in a loop of clock up, down, up , down ... so a temperature under threshold by 10% is needed to make up for increase in temp w/ die gets clocked back up.
This happens automatically. But, if you change the config in advanced page while its running... this resets and clock up eligibility, as it overwrites all previous settings kept track by the monitoring script(it restarts the monitoring script) So, the settings applied become the new baseline.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: kilroy on October 06, 2015, 11:51:07 PM
crap, sorry I overlooked the earlier reply, I thought I had seen it somewhere before.  That is an excellent approach, v.nice.

Regarding Temps being passed to BFG, here is what I mean.  If I look at BFG directly for a GPU or in this case a BFL ASIC, you see that the temp is passed to BFG and is displayed between the ASIC ID and the hashrate for each die/ASIC as seen here->
 (http://ghminer.org/temp/bfl.png)

but with the Titans there is no value being passed to BFG or its not found at the SNMP string being polled by BFG and leaves a blank space as seen here ->
 (http://ghminer.org/temp/titan.jpg)

Using Awesome miner to monitor all the ASIC collectively, it pulls temp values from BFG and makes it available for threshold tracking and alerting.  Awesome miner subsequently shows none of the Titan temps due to lack of BFG support.

I realize with the controllable temp cutoff built in that this is less of an urgency but still a nice to have for SA and centralized administration.

S
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 07, 2015, 02:44:58 AM
crap, sorry I overlooked the earlier reply, I thought I had seen it somewhere before.  That is an excellent approach, v.nice.

Regarding Temps being passed to BFG, here is what I mean.  If I look at BFG directly for a GPU or in this case a BFL ASIC, you see that the temp is passed to BFG and is displayed between the ASIC ID and the hashrate for each die/ASIC as seen here->
 (http://ghminer.org/temp/bfl.png)

but with the Titans there is no value being passed to BFG or its not found at the SNMP string being polled by BFG and leaves a blank space as seen here ->
 (http://ghminer.org/temp/titan.jpg)

Using Awesome miner to monitor all the ASIC collectively, it pulls temp values from BFG and makes it available for threshold tracking and alerting.  Awesome miner subsequently shows none of the Titan temps due to lack of BFG support.

I realize with the controllable temp cutoff built in that this is less of an urgency but still a nice to have for SA and centralized administration.

S

This is because there is no actual temp sensor for ASIC's in Titan, either the dies dont have a built in thermistor(most likely) or KNC never coded nor documented, it in their little waas or asic command utilities.
The only temps available are via the waas command(maybe asic) command as well. Those temps are just the DCDC temps & the single smd on the PCB for each cube.
Someone would have to code the Titan driver to read the waas output temps for each DCDC per die then average them.  Im not sure if thats even functionally possible w/ the bfgminer type drivers.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: hagie on October 10, 2015, 07:38:10 AM
Hi,

one of my dies just won't Start. It's listed with low power values:

DC/DC   Voltage (V)   Current (A)   Power (W)   Temperature (°C)
0   0.7848   38.1875   29.970   63.800
1   0.7825   37.5625   29.393   66.600
2   0.7831   38.7500   30.345   69.500
3   0.7845   39.1250   30.694   75.500
4   0.7804   38.2500   29.850   69.200
5   0.7803   38.3750   29.944   65.900
6   0.8080   1.9805   1.600   41.700
7   0.8086   2.4688   1.996   39.800

What Kind of state is this? Is it fixable?

OK the Mod Firmware helps not trying to start the Die over and over again ..
*hello from a new customer ....

Anyway I like to have the die working. The Vegas guy can fix this problem - is there any guide out there how to do this.


Regards
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 12, 2015, 02:35:54 PM
Hi,

one of my dies just won't Start. It's listed with low power values:

DC/DC   Voltage (V)   Current (A)   Power (W)   Temperature (°C)
0   0.7848   38.1875   29.970   63.800
1   0.7825   37.5625   29.393   66.600
2   0.7831   38.7500   30.345   69.500
3   0.7845   39.1250   30.694   75.500
4   0.7804   38.2500   29.850   69.200
5   0.7803   38.3750   29.944   65.900
6   0.8080   1.9805   1.600   41.700
7   0.8086   2.4688   1.996   39.800

What Kind of state is this? Is it fixable?

OK the Mod Firmware helps not trying to start the Die over and over again ..
*hello from a new customer ....

Anyway I like to have the die working. The Vegas guy can fix this problem - is there any guide out there how to do this.


Regards

Id say contact vegasguy over at bitcointalk.org , he does deal w/ more of the hardware issues. I dont have a physical titan so couldnt tell ya =)
I just code the firmware mod.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 18, 2015, 12:11:43 AM
Heads up , some features rolling out for next update:
1. Groundwork for choosing between webgui languages , you will be asked which language to chose after install of upgrade.
 At time of writing only the status page is fully translated to chinese. Not sure when it will get done w/ whole webgui that will be in a   future upgrade down the line.
2. Much better wall watts estimation and more true cube watts consumption @ PSU.
3. Option in SYSTEM page to specify PSU effeciency(which is used as part of the wall watts estimation).

Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on October 18, 2015, 03:57:30 AM
Heads up , some features rolling out for next update:
1. Groundwork for choosing between webgui languages , you will be asked which language to chose after install of upgrade.
 At time of writing only the status page is fully translated to chinese. Not sure when it will get done w/ whole webgui that will be in a   future upgrade down the line.
2. Much better wall watts estimation and more true cube watts consumption @ PSU.
3. Option in SYSTEM page to specify PSU effeciency(which is used as part of the wall watts estimation).

How does 3) above work exactly....i read something off my PSU's box on efficiency? Thanks for the clarification.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 18, 2015, 07:12:14 AM
Heads up , some features rolling out for next update:
1. Groundwork for choosing between webgui languages , you will be asked which language to chose after install of upgrade.
 At time of writing only the status page is fully translated to chinese. Not sure when it will get done w/ whole webgui that will be in a   future upgrade down the line.
2. Much better wall watts estimation and more true cube watts consumption @ PSU.
3. Option in SYSTEM page to specify PSU effeciency(which is used as part of the wall watts estimation).

How does 3) above work exactly....i read something off my PSU's box on efficiency? Thanks for the clarification.

Many times actual efficiency of PSU's isnt properly marketed / published. Its something you just have to know about ur particular PSU.
Many PSU's come rated as per the 80PLUS standard.
You can see a table of the efficiency ratings for various 80PLUS certs here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus

Keep in mind, the tests used to determine PSU's grouping into categories above are often done at really low ambient temps(not close to real world). So, there can still be quite a variance between PSU's actual efficiency vs its 80PLUS rating.
Generally expensive PSU's(for a given wattage bracket) are pretty accurate when it comes to their 80PLUS rating.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on October 18, 2015, 08:03:49 AM
Heads up , some features rolling out for next update:
1. Groundwork for choosing between webgui languages , you will be asked which language to chose after install of upgrade.
 At time of writing only the status page is fully translated to chinese. Not sure when it will get done w/ whole webgui that will be in a   future upgrade down the line.
2. Much better wall watts estimation and more true cube watts consumption @ PSU.
3. Option in SYSTEM page to specify PSU effeciency(which is used as part of the wall watts estimation).

How does 3) above work exactly....i read something off my PSU's box on efficiency? Thanks for the clarification.

Many times actual efficiency of PSU's isnt properly marketed / published. Its something you just have to know about ur particular PSU.
Many PSU's come rated as per the 80PLUS standard.
You can see a table of the efficiency ratings for various 80PLUS certs here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus

Keep in mind, the tests used to determine PSU's grouping into categories above are often done at really low ambient temps(not close to real world). So, there can still be quite a variance between PSU's actual efficiency vs its 80PLUS rating.
Generally expensive PSU's(for a given wattage bracket) are pretty accurate when it comes to their 80PLUS rating.

Have dual Corsair 1200i's Platinum looks like they are at 90%. *running 6 Titan cubes if that makes some kinda difference on this watts mod* and on my last 2 cubes
I have them running on my old knc Jupiter (retired to doorstop) PSU (since oct 2013) Corsair 860w PSU also Platinum so also 90% it seems.

So looks on 'paper' I'm in pretty good shape for a more accurate idea of at the wall. Unless a 6 cube unit as such will mess up your tweak on this kinda thing?

Anyway as always appreciate you and Vegas efforts on our behalf with this whole Titan thing!
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 18, 2015, 09:10:09 AM
Heads up , some features rolling out for next update:
1. Groundwork for choosing between webgui languages , you will be asked which language to chose after install of upgrade.
 At time of writing only the status page is fully translated to chinese. Not sure when it will get done w/ whole webgui that will be in a   future upgrade down the line.
2. Much better wall watts estimation and more true cube watts consumption @ PSU.
3. Option in SYSTEM page to specify PSU effeciency(which is used as part of the wall watts estimation).

How does 3) above work exactly....i read something off my PSU's box on efficiency? Thanks for the clarification.

Many times actual efficiency of PSU's isnt properly marketed / published. Its something you just have to know about ur particular PSU.
Many PSU's come rated as per the 80PLUS standard.
You can see a table of the efficiency ratings for various 80PLUS certs here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus

Keep in mind, the tests used to determine PSU's grouping into categories above are often done at really low ambient temps(not close to real world). So, there can still be quite a variance between PSU's actual efficiency vs its 80PLUS rating.
Generally expensive PSU's(for a given wattage bracket) are pretty accurate when it comes to their 80PLUS rating.

Have dual Corsair 1200i's Platinum looks like they are at 90%. *running 6 Titan cubes if that makes some kinda difference on this watts mod* and on my last 2 cubes
I have them running on my old knc Jupiter (retired to doorstop) PSU (since oct 2013) Corsair 860w PSU also Platinum so also 90% it seems.

So looks on 'paper' I'm in pretty good shape for a more accurate idea of at the wall. Unless a 6 cube unit as such will mess up your tweak on this kinda thing?

Anyway as always appreciate you and Vegas efforts on our behalf with this whole Titan thing!

Well, when I release the next update, ull just put 90 in that field =) and it should be pretty dang close to ur actual wall wattage =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 19, 2015, 02:48:55 PM
I'm running v0.99d

Over the course of 24 hours, it shuts down over half my dies, and I have to erase the bypass list.  It seems to be a daily cycle of decreasing performance, then me erasing the bypass list and rebooting the miner.

If I bypass health checking on all the dies, is there any advantage to running this firmware over stock firmware?
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 19, 2015, 04:20:32 PM
I'm running v0.99d

Over the course of 24 hours, it shuts down over half my dies, and I have to erase the bypass list.  It seems to be a daily cycle of decreasing performance, then me erasing the bypass list and rebooting the miner.

If I bypass health checking on all the dies, is there any advantage to running this firmware over stock firmware?

So, the bypass list DOES NOT shut down dies. It simply will tell the monitoring script to bypass checking the dies for their health beacuse theyve caused too many hard / soft resets to quickly, thats how dies get 'bypassed' for health checking. Which in turn means those dies are effectively on their own once they get listed in the bypass file. "On their own" means if they need a reset, they will go ignored.
So yes, those dies will most likely stop hashing because of their bad behaviour.
This is not the fault of my firmware, its the fault of those dies causing too many hard / soft resets too quickly.
People using my firmware were complaining about bfgminer constantly restarting(constant soft / hard resets) ... an autobypass of those "spammy" dies is the only solution.
What it comes down to is ... either deal w/ constant hard soft resets OR deal w/ the autobypass. There is no in-between I guess.
Initially I was gonna code in an option to enable / disable auto bypass. But most people wouldnt even understand what that means therefore its pointless to have such an option.

In your case, if I had to guess, it sounds like a die(s) end up requiring nonstop resets whether hard or soft, that doesnt fix them. So, in that case, even on stock firmware, you would have to power cycle the entire machine. I cannot fix dies in a state where hard resets wont bring them back.

To answer your question, bypassing ALL dies means your machine is almost gaurunteed to have a decrease in performance over time. Because theres no handling of dies which would come back hashing if they were issued a soft / hard reset.

The stock firmware only issues soft resets to the dies which need reset. So, it will literally just sit there and issue soft resets all day long until u come along and power cycle the machine(thats why I started coding up this project to begin with, so I didnt have to power cycle my miner every day).
Also, u lose the temp protection my firmware offers and all the other features of my firmware, if u run stock.
You could try running v.99b which does not have the autobypass functionality.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on October 20, 2015, 07:36:35 AM
I'm running v0.99d

Over the course of 24 hours, it shuts down over half my dies, and I have to erase the bypass list.  It seems to be a daily cycle of decreasing performance, then me erasing the bypass list and rebooting the miner.

If I bypass health checking on all the dies, is there any advantage to running this firmware over stock firmware?

So, the bypass list DOES NOT shut down dies. It simply will tell the monitoring script to bypass checking the dies for their health beacuse theyve caused too many hard / soft resets to quickly, thats how dies get 'bypassed' for health checking. Which in turn means those dies are effectively on their own once they get listed in the bypass file. "On their own" means if they need a reset, they will go ignored.
So yes, those dies will most likely stop hashing because of their bad behaviour.
This is not the fault of my firmware, its the fault of those dies causing too many hard / soft resets too quickly.
People using my firmware were complaining about bfgminer constantly restarting(constant soft / hard resets) ... an autobypass of those "spammy" dies is the only solution.
What it comes down to is ... either deal w/ constant hard soft resets OR deal w/ the autobypass. There is no in-between I guess.
Initially I was gonna code in an option to enable / disable auto bypass. But most people wouldnt even understand what that means therefore its pointless to have such an option.

In your case, if I had to guess, it sounds like a die(s) end up requiring nonstop resets whether hard or soft, that doesnt fix them. So, in that case, even on stock firmware, you would have to power cycle the entire machine. I cannot fix dies in a state where hard resets wont bring them back.

To answer your question, bypassing ALL dies means your machine is almost gaurunteed to have a decrease in performance over time. Because theres no handling of dies which would come back hashing if they were issued a soft / hard reset.

The stock firmware only issues soft resets to the dies which need reset. So, it will literally just sit there and issue soft resets all day long until u come along and power cycle the machine(thats why I started coding up this project to begin with, so I didnt have to power cycle my miner every day).
Also, u lose the temp protection my firmware offers and all the other features of my firmware, if u run stock.
You could try running v.99b which does not have the autobypass functionality.


Just to be clear. Shutting a die to OFF just puts in on the bypass list? or is that a whole different process?

My point is if I set a DIE to off and it simply goes to the bypass list and any physical hardware issues like voltage or other flakyness is not effected ..at the machine end I mean....(stableness of the hash/equip/etc) ...then if all the symptoms persist even if the die is OFF perhaps I should revisit them and just let them 'soft/reset to their heart's content..if basically I'm getting the same hardware symptoms either by letting them run (wonky/less stable) and get some hash maybe at some setting or setting them to OFF really does make them more stable (ie OFF is somehow different then the above list)

assuming I have what you guys are talking about correct (I'm sooooo clueless) that is ...again..if I have the thread of what you are saying above correct :)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 20, 2015, 05:14:08 PM

...basically I'm getting the same hardware symptoms either by letting them run (wonky/less stable) and get some hash maybe at some setting or setting them to OFF really does make them more stable (ie OFF is somehow different then the above list)

assuming I have what you guys are talking about correct (I'm sooooo clueless) that is ...again..if I have the thread of what you are saying above correct :)


Have you checked (or swapped out) your PSUs?  A flaky PSU can cause behavior like that.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 20, 2015, 06:03:51 PM
I'm running v0.99d

Over the course of 24 hours, it shuts down over half my dies, and I have to erase the bypass list.  It seems to be a daily cycle of decreasing performance, then me erasing the bypass list and rebooting the miner.

If I bypass health checking on all the dies, is there any advantage to running this firmware over stock firmware?

So, the bypass list DOES NOT shut down dies. It simply will tell the monitoring script to bypass checking the dies for their health beacuse theyve caused too many hard / soft resets to quickly, thats how dies get 'bypassed' for health checking. Which in turn means those dies are effectively on their own once they get listed in the bypass file. "On their own" means if they need a reset, they will go ignored.
So yes, those dies will most likely stop hashing because of their bad behaviour.
This is not the fault of my firmware, its the fault of those dies causing too many hard / soft resets too quickly.
People using my firmware were complaining about bfgminer constantly restarting(constant soft / hard resets) ... an autobypass of those "spammy" dies is the only solution.
What it comes down to is ... either deal w/ constant hard soft resets OR deal w/ the autobypass. There is no in-between I guess.
Initially I was gonna code in an option to enable / disable auto bypass. But most people wouldnt even understand what that means therefore its pointless to have such an option.

In your case, if I had to guess, it sounds like a die(s) end up requiring nonstop resets whether hard or soft, that doesnt fix them. So, in that case, even on stock firmware, you would have to power cycle the entire machine. I cannot fix dies in a state where hard resets wont bring them back.

To answer your question, bypassing ALL dies means your machine is almost gaurunteed to have a decrease in performance over time. Because theres no handling of dies which would come back hashing if they were issued a soft / hard reset.

The stock firmware only issues soft resets to the dies which need reset. So, it will literally just sit there and issue soft resets all day long until u come along and power cycle the machine(thats why I started coding up this project to begin with, so I didnt have to power cycle my miner every day).
Also, u lose the temp protection my firmware offers and all the other features of my firmware, if u run stock.
You could try running v.99b which does not have the autobypass functionality.


Just to be clear. Shutting a die to OFF just puts in on the bypass list? or is that a whole different process?

My point is if I set a DIE to off and it simply goes to the bypass list and any physical hardware issues like voltage or other flakyness is not effected ..at the machine end I mean....(stableness of the hash/equip/etc) ...then if all the symptoms persist even if the die is OFF perhaps I should revisit them and just let them 'soft/reset to their heart's content..if basically I'm getting the same hardware symptoms either by letting them run (wonky/less stable) and get some hash maybe at some setting or setting them to OFF really does make them more stable (ie OFF is somehow different then the above list)

assuming I have what you guys are talking about correct (I'm sooooo clueless) that is ...again..if I have the thread of what you are saying above correct :)

Setting a die to OFF in advanced page will not put it on autobypass list. At least it shouldnt be, if it does then thats a bug and I have to revisit the code. Now, flip the coin... if you have a malfunctioning die that otherwise SHOULD BE set to OFF ... then eventually it will get added to the autobypass list to prevent constant soft/hard resets of that dies(constant restarts of bfgminer).
When a die is added to the bypass list any further health checking of the die is bypassed. Meaning, if that die is misbehaving, it will eventually stop hashing and no action will be taken to get it hashing again. No action means, no soft / hard resets.
The die should really just be set to OFF to keep the miner running well.
If you chose to ignore the die and there was no autobypass functionality, in my older firmware it would cause CONSTANT HARD RESETS(bfgminer would be restarted every 10-15mins) because that die should be set OFF. On stock KNC firmware it will cause constant soft resets which just cause noise and the die wont magically start working after hours and hours of constant soft resets. LOL!

Really, what it means is no matter what firmware you are running, dies like that should just be set to OFF. For all intents and purposes the die is permanently damaged(most likely the DCDC's are shot and the die is completely fine). Set the thing OFF.

The reason I even coded in the autobypass is cuz everyone was complaining about some of their miners constantly having bfgminer restarts.
Well thats cuz a die(s) was having to constantly getting flagged for a hard reset, and they didnt know how to set the die to proper voltage / mhz to keep the die running somewhat properly or how to set the dang die OFF. LOL!
So, I wrote the autobypass code to prevent constant misbehaving dies from causing constant bfgminer restarts.
People thought my firmware was "unstable" because of those restarts. When in fact it has to do more about the condition of their dies but they cant understand that and set it up properly! lol =P
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 23, 2015, 04:04:39 PM
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! v.99e is ready for download!!!

Changelog:
Code: [Select]
FEATURES & FIXES:
 1. groundwork code for multilanguage capability in webgui. Upon reboot after installing upgrade it will ask which language you want the webgui, only working & complete one is English for now
 2. chinese skeleton site, only includes the status page translated
 3. much more accurate wall watts
 4. ability to set your PSU's expected effeciency in SYSTEM tab which is used to calculate wall watts(defaults to 85%)
 5. more accurate per cube power consumption in ADVANCED tab
 6. Added link "Release Notes" to STATUS page
 7. more modular code in monitoring script(which will give way to autotune someday =-) )

If you're a paid member, downloads can be found on ur bitcoinlasvegas membership page login: http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/

If ur still a free member, well all the more reason to upgrade =)

If you have my btsync share, the new version will be available once it sync to ur client.

Thanks all for ur continued support & funds & donations!! This firmware is turning out to be quite the gem!

Future releases:
The "Energy Saver Edition" - autotunes voltages per die to as low as possible while maintaining decent hw% & die stability.
*possible tweaks: pool info added to status page.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 28, 2015, 12:36:36 AM
The autotune is...... WORKING!
I think its safe to say, I have the most sophisticated Titan on the planet atm =P LOL

Still in the process of further fine tuning etc and I especially will be fine tuning / tweaking the firmware once my test subjects undergo the firmwares abuse LOL! =P
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 28, 2015, 02:20:56 AM
The autotune is...... WORKING!
I think its safe to say, I have the most sophisticated Titan on the planet atm =P LOL

Still in the process of further fine tuning etc and I especially will be fine tuning / tweaking the firmware once my test subjects undergo the firmwares abuse LOL! =P


I would be happy to test if u wanna get it to me.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on October 28, 2015, 06:49:07 AM
The autotune is...... WORKING!
I think its safe to say, I have the most sophisticated Titan on the planet atm =P LOL

Still in the process of further fine tuning etc and I especially will be fine tuning / tweaking the firmware once my test subjects undergo the firmwares abuse LOL! =P

how does this work exactly ..does it just reboot a bunch of times testing a setting? confused? (no need to reply here if you plan on doing a reply in bitcointalk....but use simple words please)

seems i asked about something similar to this for 'testing' dead dies but i see you are just going for elec eff but still kinda scratching head on the ifs/hows for this mod

Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 28, 2015, 02:54:43 PM
The autotune is...... WORKING!
I think its safe to say, I have the most sophisticated Titan on the planet atm =P LOL

Still in the process of further fine tuning etc and I especially will be fine tuning / tweaking the firmware once my test subjects undergo the firmwares abuse LOL! =P

how does this work exactly ..does it just reboot a bunch of times testing a setting? confused? (no need to reply here if you plan on doing a reply in bitcointalk....but use simple words please)

seems i asked about something similar to this for 'testing' dead dies but i see you are just going for elec eff but still kinda scratching head on the ifs/hows for this mod

So, as it is...
When user turns on autotune, its gonna assume the machine is stable w/ current user settings and it will tweak starting from whatever clocks/voltages the user has set. Then, its gonna require that bfgminer has been running for a least an hour, then its gonna wait its specified window( maybe another hour, Im testing for optimimum hw% window measurement). Then its gonna iterate each die and query the last 'window  size' worth of hw%, if dies are above 1.1% hw% its gonna raise the voltage to a notch( to a ceiling of -0.0366v), or if the die is under 1.1% its gonna lower the voltage a notch. Next iteration of the autotune(window size later) its gonna change the dies according to the same formula again, this time if the decrease of dies hw% above 1.1% is less than a 50% decrease in hw% its gonna revert the voltage change and consider that die inherently high hw% ... lowering the voltage didnt help much. If the dies that were previously lowered are still under 1.1% , then its gonna lower them another notch. If those dies are above 1.1%, its gonna raise the voltage again then call it quits(those dies are done tuning).
So, in other words dies will be tuned down in voltage each window until they start having hw% above 1.1%, at which point they will be raised a notch.
If any dies experience stability problems(either during tuning phase or thereafter) and have previously been lowered in voltage then the script will raise the voltage a notch(up to the starting voltage when autotune was enabled) ... till they are stable. (autotune will then not tune that die anymore).
If any dies are in a throttled state, autotune will not tweak them till they are no longer throttled, same w/ any other stability problems of dies not caused by autotune. (still working on coding this up.)
Autotune should place entire miner average hw% between .6-1.5% HW error when its done. Up to 2% is acceptable w/o any loss in effeciency.

Thats pretty much how it works atm, =)
A lot of testing will go into trying to code this so it works well for as many titans as possible. If for some reason autotune messes up clocks n voltages and makes someones titan unstable, they can just disable autotune and it will revert to their previous clocks / voltages, prior to enabling autotune.

As it stands, autotune will never set a die to higher than -0.0366v (for safety reasons).
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on October 28, 2015, 03:46:09 PM

Thats pretty much how it works atm, =)
A lot of testing will go into trying to code this so it works well for as many titans as possible. If for some reason autotune messes up clocks n voltages and makes someones titan unstable, they can just disable autotune and it will revert to their previous clocks / voltages, prior to enabling autotune.


Feature requests:
1) Checkboxes to disable auto-tune and monitoring for each die
2) Ability to view or export the auto-tune log (including miner performance) so that we can graph & learn from its experience

I know I have a problematic rig, but again, when I run v1.15, the software crashes and fails to detect any of my dies, the miner will run full speed for weeks with no issues.  Would love to know why this is.

Also willing to beta test for you.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on October 28, 2015, 04:15:17 PM

Thats pretty much how it works atm, =)
A lot of testing will go into trying to code this so it works well for as many titans as possible. If for some reason autotune messes up clocks n voltages and makes someones titan unstable, they can just disable autotune and it will revert to their previous clocks / voltages, prior to enabling autotune.


Feature requests:
1) Checkboxes to disable auto-tune and monitoring for each die
2) Ability to view or export the auto-tune log (including miner performance) so that we can graph & learn from its experience

I know I have a problematic rig, but again, when I run v1.15, the software crashes and fails to detect any of my dies, the miner will run full speed for weeks with no issues.  Would love to know why this is.

Also willing to beta test for you.
1. This wont be possible, not in a way that I know of, Ill mull over some ideas but it definitely wont be in initial release unless people really need it.
2. Ill consider it, right now it just spits out results to main monitoring script log and its not entirely verbose, it just says volts up or down or no change or w/e =P

I have no idea why ur rig runs like that....
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on November 01, 2015, 07:10:04 AM


 Heh alcheminer II is coming out in SIX MONTHS....so over priced and so too late to the party (for home miners). I like the optimism thou.....would need prob 20 buck LTC again to ROI imho (heh just saying)
 
here is the link to the post on here about such


https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=28046.msg288990#msg288990 (https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=28046.msg288990#msg288990)

I can get a 350mh Titan NOW for those prices. In fact I passed on a 1st batch 350mh Titan for 2k on www.litecointalk.org about 3 weeks ago. It just don't make sense at the prices they are asking.

Anyway know this is off topic but it is like a unicorn sighting new HOME asic equipment figured I'd pass it on .so folk (like me) could watch from the sidelines.

https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=28046.msg288990#msg288990 (https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=28046.msg288990#msg288990)




Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on November 07, 2015, 11:53:12 PM
Little taste of whats to come =)

(http://i.imgur.com/qUrUUBJ.png)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on November 08, 2015, 12:08:46 AM
Tiiiiiiiight!
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on November 17, 2015, 05:16:44 PM
Bit of an update on "Energy Saver"   (Automatic voltage per die tuning) ... its now going further testing on other Titans, Im working through the bugs ... fun times!
All in all... Im surprised by how well its working thus far!

Further tweaks on the advanced page:
(http://i.imgur.com/PN2IXge.png)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: mindtrip on November 20, 2015, 02:15:39 AM
I can vouch I am using GenTarkins FW on multiple titans and its a huge improvement over the stock FW. He is a valuable asset to the community
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on November 20, 2015, 02:56:34 AM
I can vouch I am using GenTarkins FW on multiple titans and its a huge improvement over the stock FW. He is a valuable asset to the community

Thanks for your encouraging words =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on November 21, 2015, 07:39:31 PM
Ok guys.... voting time!!!!!
This webgui design:
(http://i.imgur.com/U0vyE9p.jpg)

or

STOCK webgui on next release??

(http://i.imgur.com/bFGAMC6.png)


This is a comparison of the LOOKS only, not the actual stats layout, the proposed one is missing stuff simply cuz its not installed yet.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on November 21, 2015, 09:40:48 PM
First one!  Stock version has always been ugly.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: dexubdg on November 23, 2015, 09:16:00 AM
First one ;)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: AviadOffer on December 04, 2015, 06:40:03 PM
Hi, I'm new to the KNC Titan world so mind the rookie question.
My cube : 1 Die at 100Mhz and the others are at 250Mhz and above.
No matter what I try (MHZ/voltage) I can't get it higher then 100Mhz, it always dies.
I tried cooling it down with really cold air but nada.
What's the real reason it doesn't function like the others? is the DCDC not functioning ? are those replaceable ?
Thanks in advance.
 
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on December 05, 2015, 05:41:45 AM
Hi, I'm new to the KNC Titan world so mind the rookie question.
My cube : 1 Die at 100Mhz and the others are at 250Mhz and above.
No matter what I try (MHZ/voltage) I can't get it higher then 100Mhz, it always dies.
I tried cooling it down with really cold air but nada.
What's the real reason it doesn't function like the others? is the DCDC not functioning ? are those replaceable ?
Thanks in advance.

Keep trying different settings etc as you go down the line....if it is first batch units (used) they we're crap on bad dies. My first batch from nov 2014 i have had 2 dies shut to OFF have the miner more stable. There is a thread on www.bitcointalk.org (http://www.bitcointalk.org) the thread you want for glen's stuff and other mods is below

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170332.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170332.0)


but hell sometimes they just don't work.

you can 're-paste' a cube with thermal and new fan and add heatsinks etc (i'm not brave enough yet)

from these videos...the 1st is good video you can see more but in swedish ..his 2nd video is not as clear but in english

anyway an extreme fix option

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-RBI4am-wY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-RBI4am-wY) (swedish but the video on the re-paste etc is more clear)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G_zcJ0vbOw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G_zcJ0vbOw) (english version)

be sure to look at his info/comments below on such to see what he got for thermal paste/fans/heat sinks etc

anyway me I have 2 dies on one cube now slowly fading (at 250 on adv page for the 2 dies on the cube ..the 2 others are at 325 setting)
they 'obviously' are fading with heat...I can get them to work but the heat cranks up over like 93c when I try to run them that fast...so
obviously imho it is heat issue ..which means me getting brave and re-pasting that cube and do the stuff in the above videos

but always remember these machines were made for use at 250mh they only overclocked them to 300 mh when they saw they we're gonna be 4 months late
also the orig firmware was max at 300mh ...but their first run batch dies sucked so bad that they tweaked the firmware yet again to get 350mh out of them
so they are maxed out to the max on voltage equip etc (thus the split psu adapters on the cubes etc)

SO completely irresponsible imho...they are now at the 325 setting maxed out to the wall!

So with that in mind getting 325mh out of your rig is probably better then average...so consider anything over 300mh a gift

also the units (my nov units) are now 13 plus months old...orig 90 day warranty design (they had to make it a year because when we bought them for 1 month
they forgot to change the www page so they were stuck)..so always remember they are an 8th grade science fair project in design at best

anyway......be happy that your titan still mines ......anyway the tricks that come to me off hand

also as a newbie I never upgrade the SD in the unit ....take it out....if orig SD kingston class 4 SD REPLACE IT ASAP with a class 10 at least! I use Sandisk 8gb class 10's

what I mean for the above is I always image an SD as a spare with the knc 2.00 firmware..then using that new SD with that on it ..upgrade and get glen's firmware
on this thread based on the knc 2.00 image and upgrade it that way

I always have the orig SD set aside as a catastrophic backup (assuming it works) whenever I upgrade..if it don't take for some reason (have had 1 bad SD) then all
I have to do is pop the orig SD back in and make a new SD for any re-attempt in the future

anyway hope this helps...if it all sucks myself or others on here would proably take the more broke cubes off your hands  on an attempt to fix at the right price ...but i doubt they will drive you that crazy if they hash

thus is the lot of a titan owner (used or otherwise)

Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: AviadOffer on December 05, 2015, 01:43:27 PM
Thanks much searing. I will no doubt open it and replace the fan and place heatsinks.
My bridge on the daughter card already broke but I fixed it and it's working better now. Don't have a clue why would it matter but the cube is doing 75MHs on the pool now. Let's see how long that will last.
Thanks again.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on December 06, 2015, 06:47:48 AM
Thanks much searing. I will no doubt open it and replace the fan and place heatsinks.
My bridge on the daughter card already broke but I fixed it and it's working better now. Don't have a clue why would it matter but the cube is doing 75MHs on the pool now. Let's see how long that will last.
Thanks again.

off hand what is all going wrong with it and what exactly have you managed to fix? (hey mine are 13 months old now ..i may need such info) :)

but yeah I'm a coward and stalling on the re-paste etc from the videos...again from when i started 300mh was maxed anything over imho is 'experimental overclocking to the max' the fact knc says you could do so..does not make it any less an overclocking issue so every time i get the nerve to dive in ..i stall

why kill the golden goose?

anyway I am mining with 2 titans at ave speed of 645mh (slowly losing some prob 642mh now) with two dies set to OFF from almost day on on the 1 unit (1 per cube) and such the fact it limps above 600mh is a miracle imho ..so will probably accumulate the stuff for the re-paste fans etc but will stall out as long as possible

45mh or more then I expected on this 2nd round of overclocking above and beyond the first bump from a 250mh titan to a 300mh titan..well.....keeping things in perspective

and again 13 months 24/7 but it will brick itself I'm sure ...it is what Titan's do :)

anyway ...but yeah i should have everything available for 'major surgery' should i need it

I hope it holds off long enough till a neppie cube is about 50 bucks on ebay plus shipping...i have an old knc 550gh jupiter  (off) i can use the board to flast to a neppie board and run that ...but the main reason is all this repaste and fans and heatsinks i'd feel better practicing on a neppie cube 1st before delving into a Titan cube with the swedish guy's you tube mods

just saying

(we also serve who stand in the rear as others battle.......don't worry I'll protect the women folk!) :) (probably genetically correct actually) :)

we also serve who are 'cautious' and 'lame"..its worked well the last 13 months so wtf



Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: AviadOffer on December 06, 2015, 05:21:59 PM
That's funny.
As for what I fixed. It was the bridge between two PI connectors on the daughter card. It was poorly designed and if you have some spikes in heat or power the bridge might burn. Mine did. But easy fix.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on December 06, 2015, 08:24:12 PM
That's funny.
As for what I fixed. It was the bridge between two PI connectors on the daughter card. It was poorly designed and if you have some spikes in heat or power the bridge might burn. Mine did. But easy fix.

I think that good quality PSUs would prevent this.  I'm running two V1000's instead of one big fat PSU.  Never had an issue, and I was one of the first people to get a Titan in the USA, so I've had it a while.  (it has always sucked, btw)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: AviadOffer on December 07, 2015, 02:58:51 AM
So with the new bridge and after cleaning the board , repasting it, replacing the fan and adding heat sinks it works much much cooler. I'm not going over 55c now. The end result is a die that could not do more then 100MHz doing 250MHz now and stays up. I didn't try more yet because I don't see a huge impact on the over all MHs. I will run it for a day or two before trying higher freq.
Thanks again for the tip!
oh BTW I'm using evga 1300 G2. So my bridge life was just hanging by a tiny thread .. don't think it was my PSU.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on December 07, 2015, 06:17:13 AM
So with the new bridge and after cleaning the board , repasting it, replacing the fan and adding heat sinks it works much much cooler. I'm not going over 55c now. The end result is a die that could not do more then 100MHz doing 250MHz now and stays up. I didn't try more yet because I don't see a huge impact on the over all MHs. I will run it for a day or two before trying higher freq.
Thanks again for the tip!
oh BTW I'm using evga 1300 G2. So my bridge life was just hanging by a tiny thread .. don't think it was my PSU.

still unclear on your easy fix..unless it was the cleaning? and where did ya get the new bridge? knc ?



Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: AviadOffer on December 10, 2015, 03:41:06 AM
The daughter board on the main board supplying power to the PI has a small bridge between two sockets. that bridge tends to burn due to heat/psu etc.
I just soldered it keep the same resistance.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on December 10, 2015, 04:51:32 AM
Quick update:
Another feature being added for my next release is gonna be very helpful to some of you guys.   Historical cube settings tracking!
For every controller board you have ... any cube ever plugged into it or swapped around or unplugged will have its last known settings remembered.
You no longer will have to manually track what cube had what voltages & clocks  for a specific controller / pi!

First time the firmware is fired up ... it will use the currently plugged in cubes as a baseline. Any future cubes added to the controller w/ that pi will be set to 300mhz / -0.0366v and of course can be user tweaked as desired. Any user changes or firmware changes to clocks / volts will update the "historical settings" as needed, for the cube.
Another example: if a user swaps 2 cubes around on a controller, the volts & clocks will get reassigned to the correct ports as well. =-)

An update on "Energy Saver" ... I think its *almost* ready for production. Its still in testing but things are shaping up extremely well. I hope *most* if not *all* bugs are ironed out at this point. =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: hagie on December 10, 2015, 07:56:21 AM
Hi,

looks like you add many nice features. Could I ask for two additional features ?

Online changing of pools with a rearange or switch pool function
Display of the current pool
Completely switch off mining (if you need to cool down your environment)
Display of single Die Statistics (like HW Errors an so on)
And a button to run a custom script. (Here I like to completely switch off the atx PSU's which power the cubes to initiate a cold boot)

Is it possible with current bfgminer to split hashing amongst pools - like cube 1,2 runs on pool A and cibe 3,4 runs on pool B ?

Thanks
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on December 11, 2015, 04:00:22 PM
Hi,

looks like you add many nice features. Could I ask for two additional features ?

Online changing of pools with a rearange or switch pool function
Display of the current pool
Completely switch off mining (if you need to cool down your environment)
Display of single Die Statistics (like HW Errors an so on)
And a button to run a custom script. (Here I like to completely switch off the atx PSU's which power the cubes to initiate a cold boot)

Is it possible with current bfgminer to split hashing amongst pools - like cube 1,2 runs on pool A and cibe 3,4 runs on pool B ?

Thanks

These are quite hard to code for, I may consider these additions in upcoming firmware releases but not the next release.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: dexubdg on December 22, 2015, 04:22:04 PM
When new firmware goes live ?
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: krank on December 29, 2015, 09:15:20 AM
Hello GenTarkin. When you sell me your firmare, yesterday i payed here http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com?
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on December 29, 2015, 02:15:49 PM
Hello GenTarkin. When you sell me your firmare, yesterday i payed here http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com?

Wow.  I've never seen that link before.  It seems the scammers have been playing catch-up.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: krank on December 29, 2015, 08:53:19 PM
This link I take here: https://github.com/GenTarkin/Titan
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on December 29, 2015, 09:08:54 PM
This link I take here: https://github.com/GenTarkin/Titan

If you go to the root domain, which is pcriot.com, you'll get this...
http://pcriot.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: dexubdg on December 30, 2015, 10:25:02 AM
This is official download page - http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/#info
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 05, 2016, 11:06:01 PM
Hello GenTarkin. When you sell me your firmare, yesterday i payed here http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com?

Hi krank, yes that site will work. Its one I set up a lil while back as an alternative payment method. For now, if you desire all the proceeds to go to the developer(myself) you can pay via that site.
I think I see your order... was it made on 12.28.15? ... OH!!! I see you paid, did you pay late by any chance?(I believe you only have an hour window to pay) because the checkout process didnt actually see the payment on the blockchain =/ Ill go ahead and release the copy to you since I see the payment address actually has the btc in it. Sorry about that. Ive been on vacation last 2 weeks so havent been paying complete attention to everything =P
I had 2 orders at the beginning of opening the site and they paid & got the firmware successfully w/o issue. Let me know.

UPDATE: KRANK - I just enabled the download on your account for the site. Go ahead and login and you should be able to access to files.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 05, 2016, 11:16:49 PM
Heyas all, just wanted to throw in a quick update. Just got back from 2 week vacation , did no coding or anything while on vacation. Will resume working on "Energy Saver" release in the next couple days. Also, I will make an official announcement bout the website in question soon.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on January 06, 2016, 02:10:03 AM
Hello GenTarkin. When you sell me your firmare, yesterday i payed here http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com?

Hi krank, yes that site will work. Its one I set up a lil while back as an alternative payment method. For now, if you desire all the proceeds to go to the developer(myself) you can pay via that site.


Of course all the proceeds should go to the developer.  Why would you have it any other way?
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 06, 2016, 05:19:27 PM
Hello GenTarkin. When you sell me your firmare, yesterday i payed here http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com?

Hi krank, yes that site will work. Its one I set up a lil while back as an alternative payment method. For now, if you desire all the proceeds to go to the developer(myself) you can pay via that site.


Of course all the proceeds should go to the developer.  Why would you have it any other way?

yeah kinda long story =/
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on January 06, 2016, 05:33:04 PM

Of course all the proceeds should go to the developer.  Why would you have it any other way?

yeah kinda long story =/

I believe "I TOLD YOU SO" applies here.  :)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 07, 2016, 02:39:52 AM

Of course all the proceeds should go to the developer.  Why would you have it any other way?

yeah kinda long story =/

I believe "I TOLD YOU SO" applies here.  :)

Yeahp, Im learning the hard fucking way ... cant trust anyone in cryptoland sadly =(

Krank.... just lettin ya know again ... I enabled downloads on your account on gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com (if I guessed which order it was ... correctly) =P
Let me know when you get the files =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: krank on January 07, 2016, 08:21:01 AM
I payed second time here http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/#info because me say "this is official download page". And say "http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/ never seen that link before.  It seems the scammers have been playing catch-up" .
I don't need two firmware. Can you  return my btc? if you need I can send you transaction hash.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on January 07, 2016, 08:36:26 AM
Well, hopefully the newer versions of the firmware will only be available on the gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com official website, and then the scammer site will be forgotten about soon after.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on January 07, 2016, 08:43:24 AM
Well, hopefully the newer versions of the firmware will only be available on the gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com official website, and then the scammer site will be forgotten about soon after.


Does the NEW site above still work for us old timers (grandfathered in) getting upgrades as they arrive...or do I have to re-make an account I wonder....

I suppose I could just wander over and see :)

So was there some kinda 'falling out' with vegas and his site? ie is the old site no longer legit? just looking for a bit of clarity :)

Nope ...won't let me in with the old name and password from the vegas site.....just hope he can resolve this..in that I'm grandfathered in on my purchase of 2 titans from
back in the day

I'll let this sit...see how it resolves..they may have not xfered the user base yet..or likely Glenn will inform us here to re-sign up

mine should be easy to prove in that I got it thru the Ebay/Paypal option :) (got to save them btc don't ya know) :)



Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on January 07, 2016, 09:47:25 AM

So was there some kinda 'falling out' with vegas and his site? ie is the old site no longer legit? just looking for a bit of clarity :)


A cursory bit of research about the individual in question will make things obvious. You won't have to dig much.  It's very obvious.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: hagie on January 07, 2016, 10:54:43 AM
btw ....

anyone knows how this is accomplished :

Quote
Guys I am able to fix most of the Kncminer Titan Issues including .8v idle dies, high heat VRMS, burned PCI-E connectors. You will have to ship your cube to me.

High heat and connector shouldn't be a big problem but I still don't have an idea about the 0.8V. KNC told me it can't be fixed because it's a failure in the chip and can't be fixed.

Regards
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 07, 2016, 03:52:29 PM
Ok, guys Ill explain whats going on at this point in time.
I think Ive given vegasguy plenty of time to get back to me, its been 4 days .. Ive pm'ed him on bitcointalk, tried reaching him via chat, there are now 2 reports of orders made via his site (bitcoinlasvegas) which have received no product nor response from vegasguy nor refund, which Ive made up for by delivering the firmware via my site (gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com).
I have no idea whats going on, perhaps he will resurface or maybe he just dropped the entire project and now is stealing from me by accepting orders via his site and not delivering ... which really sucks. I feared this sorta shit was gonna happen if I trusted someone else... ugh....

Anywho, newer versions of the firmware WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE VIA MY SITE(gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com)
People with accounts on vegasguy's site ... well unfortunately I have no access to account information at this time ... so you will all have to create new accounts on new site. (I will make this news in my github readme and on various forums). Once you create an account make an order for the full copy then send me an email via the contact page, I can then complete the order which will unlock the downloads. Please use same email as one used on bitcoinlasvegas's site.

My site is fairly new, experiencing some quircks with it w/ new orders(which doesnt concern most of you) basically the bitcoin payment handling for some reason stopped seeing when tx's confirm on the network so for now Im manually completing all orders. Meaning processing time can be longer since Im not on the site 24x7, in such even feel free to send me an email via the contact page =)

Sorry for the inconvenience everyone =(  Hopefully we can get everyone over w/o to much issues =)

Maybe vegasguy will return at some point and actually explain everything... I have no idea.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on January 07, 2016, 10:55:33 PM

Maybe vegasguy will return at some point and actually explain everything... I have no idea.


Searching for his recent posts on Bitcointalk will be quite illuminating. 

There is no reason for you not to distribute the software yourself.  It pays you directly and the process can be automated.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 08, 2016, 12:55:02 AM

Maybe vegasguy will return at some point and actually explain everything... I have no idea.


Searching for his recent posts on Bitcointalk will be quite illuminating. 

There is no reason for you not to distribute the software yourself.  It pays you directly and the process can be automated.

LOL! Theres so many of them =P ... briefly looking at his stuff today back to a couple days, seems hes meddling w/ some new altcoins and was accused of being a scammer? =P that cover it? Can ya link anything specific?
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on January 08, 2016, 01:02:56 AM

LOL! Theres so many of them =P ... briefly looking at his stuff today back to a couple days, seems hes meddling w/ some new altcoins and was accused of being a scammer? =P that cover it? Can ya link anything specific?


Do I really need to?  It would be better for you to be paid directly for your work.  He adds no value to what you're doing.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 08, 2016, 05:07:25 PM
Well he finally got back to me. Time to try n work stuff out.
For now ... sales made on both sites are valid. With one difference, sales made on my site(gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com) are sent only to myself(the developer).

Will continue updating...
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 09, 2016, 08:00:20 PM
Quick update, the situation is kinda in limbo for now. I have a few things on my plate to figure out then ... yeah, hopefully will get this resolved soon =)
The same sales update from last post still applys.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 11, 2016, 01:19:58 AM
Update:

Going forward, all sales will be handled exclusively through my website: http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com
I will eventually create a new ebay ad as well, which will link to my site for clarity and customers of sales made on ebay will use my site as a portal for receiving my firmware & future updates.

All proceeds from sales on my site will go to the the developer of the project(myself).

I do not have access to the customer list that vegasguy maintained so  ... I will have to try and figure out my customer base from scratch. Anyone on here this forum that has purchased firmware using vegasguy's site can send me a pm w/ ur email and subsequently create an account using the same email address on the new site.  I will also need to see a copy of the confirmation email received when ordering from either vegasguy's site or a paypal receipt from ebay showing that the firmware was purchased from either source.
**NOTE** For the above ... customer verification only needs to happen when I release a new version of the firmware. So, there is no rush on this.

   vegasguy has closed the portion of his site for my firmware permanently, has also removed the ebay ad.   ... or so he says and has done, but may eventually try creating new sites .. etc..


Sorry for the inconvenience, I ask the community for patience as I sort this all out. I do plan on releasing the "energy saver" edition after this gets settled.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on January 11, 2016, 01:34:12 AM
Update:

Going forward, all sales will be handled exclusively through my website: http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com
I will eventually create a new ebay ad as well, which will link to my site for clarity and customers of sales made on ebay will use my site as a portal for receiving my firmware & future updates.

All proceeds from sales on my site will go to the the developer of the project(myself).


Glad to hear the "useless third-party guy" is out of the picture.  I'm happy to support the developer.  That's how it should be.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: dexubdg on January 11, 2016, 10:08:21 AM
Im send PM to You.

Best Regards.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 13, 2016, 03:14:33 AM
Clarification update!!! PLEASE READ!!!!

I have NOT POSTED a new ebay ad yet. The one currently on ebay is not the official source of the firmware. Currently the only official source is my website: gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com or myself directly.
I will announce when & if this changes.
I will announce when & if I post a new ebay ad.

Until then, any purchase made from sources other than listed above will be NOT BE ELIGIBLE for free updates to the firmware!
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on January 13, 2016, 03:24:24 AM
Just to clarify what has been said over at BitcoinTalk,  NEVER buy the firmware from any website except the official one, which is...

http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/

If you buy from any other website, throwing away $50 because you will not get updates.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on January 13, 2016, 09:31:47 AM
Clarification update!!! PLEASE READ!!!!

I have NOT POSTED a new ebay ad yet. The one currently on ebay is not the official source of the firmware. Currently the only official source is my website: gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com or myself directly.
I will announce when & if this changes.
I will announce when & if I post a new ebay ad.

Until then, any purchase made from sources other than listed above will be NOT BE ELIGIBLE for free updates to the firmware!


Just saying Vegas may just be letting those auctions die unil confirmed and you will get your cut ........well hopefully that is why they are up :)

(got to think there is some good in this group of folk) :)



Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on January 13, 2016, 01:30:15 PM

Just saying Vegas may just be letting those auctions die unil confirmed and you will get your cut ........well hopefully that is why they are up :)

(got to think there is some good in this group of folk) :)

That is not the case.  You could just make note of when the auctions start from this day forward.  This morning he just put up an auction that lasts for a whole month.

There are some good folks out there, but he is not one of them.  A simple search of his posts on Bitcointalk will be very informative.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on January 14, 2016, 08:53:56 AM

Just saying Vegas may just be letting those auctions die unil confirmed and you will get your cut ........well hopefully that is why they are up :)

(got to think there is some good in this group of folk) :)

That is not the case.  You could just make note of when the auctions start from this day forward.  This morning he just put up an auction that lasts for a whole month.

There are some good folks out there, but he is not one of them.  A simple search of his posts on Bitcointalk will be very informative.

Damn! too bad...it is this kinda crap that makes 'collaborations' on projects with back and forth trust almost impossible

If I was glen I'd contact ebay .he can prove he is the github owner etc and get vegas's ebay account/sales banned/deleted...should be fairly easy to prove he is the author
with ebay....they frown on that crap ...

Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 20, 2016, 01:48:25 AM
Latest update of my firmware currently still in development & testing:

Recently added new feature. Internet outage / no working pool handling.
When either of those situations is present the monitoring script will sleep on a 30 second timer rechecking every 30 seconds. This way the miner isnt issued constant hard / soft resets while the inet or pools are down.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 22, 2016, 03:33:28 AM
Another major feature I added in test build today:

Translation of the firmware webgui to 80+ different languages!

Little preview ---->

(http://i.imgur.com/d0twDoT.jpg)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 30, 2016, 06:08:55 AM
Quick PSA:

Vegasguy has re-opened his site and updated his ebay ad.
I want to make PERFECTLY CLEAR ... the version he is selling is fake and unfinished, it is from my test builds. In the terms of version It is NOT the official v1.0 in fact, its my very unfinished and buggy code of the "Energy Saver" edition.  Several bugs Ive discovered since then can be detrimental to the Titan.
If you purchase from him, you will receive no support from myself(the creator of the current release v.99e).

Id like to remind everyone once again MY website & the official way to obtain the firmware is http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com

If any of you are upset about this as I am, I encourage spreading the word to let others know.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on January 30, 2016, 10:11:49 PM
EXCITING NEWS!!!!:

Just finished up my first RC build of "Energy Saver" ... will be tested soon. Its almost ready for release woohooo!    ~ granted there arent any major bugs that creep up beyond this point ha! =P
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 08, 2016, 06:23:22 AM
Small update here on firmware progress....

I rewrote the "Energy Saver" controls to be simpler and more intuitive. Primarily because trying to compensate for nearly every situation a user could want became too great of a task w/ endless options and potential bugs.

There is still a freaking anomaly bug happening when user has dies set to odd configurations (off / outside the voltage parameters of "energy saver") ... Im still trying to track down why stuff aint working correctly in these more rare situations. Once I have that ironed out ... should be real damn close to release! .... crosses fingers!
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on February 08, 2016, 03:37:34 PM
Small update here on firmware progress....

I rewrote the "Energy Saver" controls to be simpler and more intuitive. Primarily because trying to compensate for nearly every situation a user could want became too great of a task w/ endless options and potential bugs.

There is still a freaking anomaly bug happening when user has dies set to odd configurations (off / outside the voltage parameters of "energy saver") ... Im still trying to track down why stuff aint working correctly in these more rare situations. Once I have that ironed out ... should be real damn close to release! .... crosses fingers!

You should put a checkbox next to each die which would allow users to manually bypass health checking/energy saving for that die.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 08, 2016, 04:57:43 PM
Small update here on firmware progress....

I rewrote the "Energy Saver" controls to be simpler and more intuitive. Primarily because trying to compensate for nearly every situation a user could want became too great of a task w/ endless options and potential bugs.

There is still a freaking anomaly bug happening when user has dies set to odd configurations (off / outside the voltage parameters of "energy saver") ... Im still trying to track down why stuff aint working correctly in these more rare situations. Once I have that ironed out ... should be real damn close to release! .... crosses fingers!

You should put a checkbox next to each die which would allow users to manually bypass health checking/energy saving for that die.

This *may* make it into a future version but not next release. At this point Im not looking to add more features unless necessary. I need to focus on making the upcoming release stable and easily useable and predictable and actually released soon =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: r00tdude on February 08, 2016, 09:37:00 PM
Here's hoping you make it to a reliable build soon-ish.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 08, 2016, 10:59:42 PM
Here's hoping you make it to a reliable build soon-ish.

Thanks dude! I feel like Im getting closer w/ every test release. The rework of the "Energy Saver" settings has definitely made a lot of stuff easier.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on February 09, 2016, 01:36:15 AM
Small update here on firmware progress....

I rewrote the "Energy Saver" controls to be simpler and more intuitive. Primarily because trying to compensate for nearly every situation a user could want became too great of a task w/ endless options and potential bugs.

There is still a freaking anomaly bug happening when user has dies set to odd configurations (off / outside the voltage parameters of "energy saver") ... Im still trying to track down why stuff aint working correctly in these more rare situations. Once I have that ironed out ... should be real damn close to release! .... crosses fingers!

You should put a checkbox next to each die which would allow users to manually bypass health checking/energy saving for that die.

This *may* make it into a future version but not next release. At this point Im not looking to add more features unless necessary. I need to focus on making the upcoming release stable and easily useable and predictable and actually released soon =)


yeah I'm kinda in that boat...my machines seem to 'like' it hot (or did last year..they may puke at such this year) 85 to 90 is the range..and when they do hit that range
they mine better...much better on some dies. My whole system is weird. I have 1 cube I swear with a 'mod' could be set from 325 to 350 (stock cube) in adv page and
it would work...runs at 90 to 95 now ...and the whole cube has the lowest temps of all of my cubes...then again have other cubes at the other end of this

prob need to play tweak and poke...but getting 640 (from my high of 650.1 last year on up tick for both titans) that is with 2 dead dies (orig titan week 1) and 2 dies
at 225 and250 respectively. All other dies full out at 325 adv page settings. I mean 'really' should I mess with this a 10mh loss after 11.5 months at this rate with both
titans? Again they are 'evil' knc machines......prob best just to let them run and not make 'direct eye contact' with them when in the basement. (shudder)

so hell that imho is a frigging miracle after 15 months or so now ...both the orig and the unit I got in march 2015 are Nov 2014 units

on a side note. Had a corsair 1200i psu 'fade' on me ...may have stayed working just dandy on a regular computer but would dump 1x a week ...self test showed ok..

replaced it (left old cables in too much a pain) the new unit works just fine no issues...contacted corsair on warranty ..even told them the truth ....24/7 titan scrypt

miner etc etc ...figured they would blow me off that 24/7 14 months was normal wear and tear due to heat etc

nope...they said just send the unit back with the new cables if I don't want to hack them out and they will send me a 'refurb'd unit complete for the
cost of the shipping to them ..they pay for the cost back from what i understand

so got the RMA info label etc ..its like Xmas!

just throwing it out there for any with these psu's or need one....but hey honestly if it fades with 2 cubes it sure an't up for 24/7 and 365 days a year that is for sure

just surprised they did not take the 'easy out' and say heat and normal wear and tear.....kinda impressed actually :) (then again I did tell them I replaced it with
one of their new 1200i units with orig cables and all was well that had to help)

anyway on that aside later

Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 09, 2016, 01:53:29 AM
Small update here on firmware progress....

I rewrote the "Energy Saver" controls to be simpler and more intuitive. Primarily because trying to compensate for nearly every situation a user could want became too great of a task w/ endless options and potential bugs.

There is still a freaking anomaly bug happening when user has dies set to odd configurations (off / outside the voltage parameters of "energy saver") ... Im still trying to track down why stuff aint working correctly in these more rare situations. Once I have that ironed out ... should be real damn close to release! .... crosses fingers!

You should put a checkbox next to each die which would allow users to manually bypass health checking/energy saving for that die.

I just thought of something.... one way to skip Tuning on dies is set their voltage out of range of being eligible for tuning =P .... -0.0293 would do the trick but dont run that voltage at 325mhz something will most likely burn.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on February 09, 2016, 06:49:23 PM
Small update here on firmware progress....

I rewrote the "Energy Saver" controls to be simpler and more intuitive. Primarily because trying to compensate for nearly every situation a user could want became too great of a task w/ endless options and potential bugs.

There is still a freaking anomaly bug happening when user has dies set to odd configurations (off / outside the voltage parameters of "energy saver") ... Im still trying to track down why stuff aint working correctly in these more rare situations. Once I have that ironed out ... should be real damn close to release! .... crosses fingers!

You should put a checkbox next to each die which would allow users to manually bypass health checking/energy saving for that die.

I just thought of something.... one way to skip Tuning on dies is set their voltage out of range of being eligible for tuning =P .... -0.0293 would do the trick but dont run that voltage at 325mhz something will most likely burn.

I wouldn't want to run dies at that voltage.  I like to undervolt.  Auto-Tuning actually causes problems with some of my dies, but not with others.  That's why it would be nice to be able to use a checkbox to bypass certain dies for tuning.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 09, 2016, 07:00:34 PM
Small update here on firmware progress....

I rewrote the "Energy Saver" controls to be simpler and more intuitive. Primarily because trying to compensate for nearly every situation a user could want became too great of a task w/ endless options and potential bugs.

There is still a freaking anomaly bug happening when user has dies set to odd configurations (off / outside the voltage parameters of "energy saver") ... Im still trying to track down why stuff aint working correctly in these more rare situations. Once I have that ironed out ... should be real damn close to release! .... crosses fingers!

You should put a checkbox next to each die which would allow users to manually bypass health checking/energy saving for that die.

I just thought of something.... one way to skip Tuning on dies is set their voltage out of range of being eligible for tuning =P .... -0.0293 would do the trick but dont run that voltage at 325mhz something will most likely burn.

I wouldn't want to run dies at that voltage.  I like to undervolt.  Auto-Tuning actually causes problems with some of my dies, but not with others.  That's why it would be nice to be able to use a checkbox to bypass certain dies for tuning.

Well, another option is turning OFF those dies prior to tuning, then reenabling once tuning is done.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on February 09, 2016, 07:08:34 PM

Well, another option is turning OFF those dies prior to tuning, then reenabling once tuning is done.

I didn't realize that was an option.  I thought tuning was an ongoing process that didn't stop.  Also, how would I know when it's done?
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 09, 2016, 09:02:01 PM

Well, another option is turning OFF those dies prior to tuning, then reenabling once tuning is done.

I didn't realize that was an option.  I thought tuning was an ongoing process that didn't stop.  Also, how would I know when it's done?

There will be a nice FAQ / HELP page in the webgui to address everyones main questions regarding "Energy Saver".
But basically, the redesigned user controls are this:

START | STOP | YES | NO

Start - Starts the tuning
Stop - Stops tuning if its running - restores pre tuned settings if changed since tuning started.

When tuning is finished those 2 buttons turn into:
Yes - Accept tuned results
No - Revert to pre tuned settings

While tuning is "in progress" it will show "in progress" in status area of ADVANCED page, furthermore there will be a blue ribbon at the top of all main webgui pages stating that "Per die autotuning is in progress"

There will be a couple different ways to tell when tuning has finished:
1. The status on advanced page will say "Finished! Accept results?" ( this is when yes / no buttons show)
2. The ribbon on all main webgui pages will change to green and state that Tuning is done, instructing user to select YES or NO on ADVANCED page.

User settable voltages & clocks will not be available while tuning is taking place or pending user input(YES or NO).
After YES or NO is selected, tuning will stop and voltage / clocks will be once again user settable (so thats when u could reenable the dies u dont want tuned).
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: r00tdude on February 11, 2016, 10:58:36 PM

Well, another option is turning OFF those dies prior to tuning, then reenabling once tuning is done.

I didn't realize that was an option.  I thought tuning was an ongoing process that didn't stop.  Also, how would I know when it's done?

There will be a nice FAQ / HELP page in the webgui to address everyones main questions regarding "Energy Saver".
But basically, the redesigned user controls are this:

START | STOP | YES | NO

Start - Starts the tuning
Stop - Stops tuning if its running - restores pre tuned settings if changed since tuning started.

When tuning is finished those 2 buttons turn into:
Yes - Accept tuned results
No - Revert to pre tuned settings

While tuning is "in progress" it will show "in progress" in status area of ADVANCED page, furthermore there will be a blue ribbon at the top of all main webgui pages stating that "Per die autotuning is in progress"

There will be a couple different ways to tell when tuning has finished:
1. The status on advanced page will say "Finished! Accept results?" ( this is when yes / no buttons show)
2. The ribbon on all main webgui pages will change to green and state that Tuning is done, instructing user to select YES or NO on ADVANCED page.

User settable voltages & clocks will not be available while tuning is taking place or pending user input(YES or NO).
After YES or NO is selected, tuning will stop and voltage / clocks will be once again user settable (so thats when u could reenable the dies u dont want tuned).

When are you gonna drop this GenTarkin?  Inquiring minds want to know...
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 11, 2016, 11:08:08 PM

Well, another option is turning OFF those dies prior to tuning, then reenabling once tuning is done.

I didn't realize that was an option.  I thought tuning was an ongoing process that didn't stop.  Also, how would I know when it's done?

There will be a nice FAQ / HELP page in the webgui to address everyones main questions regarding "Energy Saver".
But basically, the redesigned user controls are this:

START | STOP | YES | NO

Start - Starts the tuning
Stop - Stops tuning if its running - restores pre tuned settings if changed since tuning started.

When tuning is finished those 2 buttons turn into:
Yes - Accept tuned results
No - Revert to pre tuned settings

While tuning is "in progress" it will show "in progress" in status area of ADVANCED page, furthermore there will be a blue ribbon at the top of all main webgui pages stating that "Per die autotuning is in progress"

There will be a couple different ways to tell when tuning has finished:
1. The status on advanced page will say "Finished! Accept results?" ( this is when yes / no buttons show)
2. The ribbon on all main webgui pages will change to green and state that Tuning is done, instructing user to select YES or NO on ADVANCED page.

User settable voltages & clocks will not be available while tuning is taking place or pending user input(YES or NO).
After YES or NO is selected, tuning will stop and voltage / clocks will be once again user settable (so thats when u could reenable the dies u dont want tuned).

When are you gonna drop this GenTarkin?  Inquiring minds want to know...

Soon as I deem it suitable for mass release.
There are a couple things I still have to implement that came to my mind yesterday. Im hoping to get them in and tested, fingers crossed bug free , then it will be ready for release, so Im hoping worse case within 2 weeks.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: r00tdude on February 12, 2016, 02:00:04 PM
within 2 weeks.

ROFLMAO - so it's to be vaporware?  ;)

Given how many times we all in the crypto community have heard "two weeks" maybe you could just say 10 days and we'd feel much better about it.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Mattzees on February 12, 2016, 02:45:44 PM
within 2 weeks.

ROFLMAO - so it's to be vaporware?  ;)

Given how many times we all in the crypto community have heard "two weeks" maybe you could just say 10 days and we'd feel much better about it.

GenTarkin delivers.  He actually opened the safe AND posted pics.   :)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 12, 2016, 04:59:57 PM
within 2 weeks.

ROFLMAO - so it's to be vaporware?  ;)

Given how many times we all in the crypto community have heard "two weeks" maybe you could just say 10 days and we'd feel much better about it.

Maybe for just u it will be vaporware =P HAHAHA JK .... naw man... its not vaporware ... I think vegasguy's unauthorized selling of my very beta testcode is evidence enough of it not being vaporware =)

Its just that when I have more people testing the firmware, I see more different behaviours / bugs pop up that I didnt even think of before , so then I realize I have to code to take into account that situation as well.
Some of them I consider features and plan on implementing after next release. I gotta choose between what actually effects functionality negatively vs whats "added functionality"(a feature). Cuz, I got stuff to code piling up and gotta choose whats most important so I can get this beauty released =)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: mindtrip on February 16, 2016, 01:59:54 AM
trust me GenTarkins software is worth buying and worth waiting for the latest version  :-X
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: r00tdude on February 17, 2016, 04:47:20 PM
It was a joke guys. I know he's solid... just could have chosen a timeframe other than 2 weeks (like BFL and GAW were always telling us) - this is crypto after-all  ;D
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 18, 2016, 01:55:29 AM
It was a joke guys. I know he's solid... just could have chosen a timeframe other than 2 weeks (like BFL and GAW were always telling us) - this is crypto after-all  ;D

13.999999999 days =P
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: mindtrip on February 18, 2016, 03:58:38 AM
we already all have the hardware making money for us this will just help us increase our profitability slightly and improve our stability and long term run time of these machines
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 20, 2016, 03:31:13 AM
Since Im inching closer to release every day and hopefully its right around the corner. Figured I would post a preview picture of the ADVANCED page. Shows the updated "Energy Saver" options, also note the blue progress banner at the top ... this banner will be on every major webgui page while "Energy Saver" is in progress. That banner will turn green when tuning is complete and awaiting user input (Selecting to keep the tuned settings or revert to pretuned settings" ... once selected it will do what the user selects then "Energy Saver" will be turned off and user selection applied.
The HELP page which you can see linked there, will provided a form of Q&A for users regarding "Energy Saver" and how it works.
(http://i.imgur.com/dCnxB5W.jpg)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: r00tdude on February 23, 2016, 12:25:08 AM
Since Im inching closer to release every day and hopefully its right around the corner. Figured I would post a preview picture of the ADVANCED page. Shows the updated "Energy Saver" options, also note the blue progress banner at the top ... this banner will be on every major webgui page while "Energy Saver" is in progress. That banner will turn green when tuning is complete and awaiting user input (Selecting to keep the tuned settings or revert to pretuned settings" ... once selected it will do what the user selects then "Energy Saver" will be turned off and user selection applied.
The HELP page which you can see linked there, will provided a form of Q&A for users regarding "Energy Saver" and how it works.
(http://i.imgur.com/dCnxB5W.jpg)

My itchy fingers.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on February 29, 2016, 01:06:53 AM
ah... so close...
heres a pic to show progress..... build autotune51(now 52 as of today) LOL!!!! never thought would be this many! Cant wait till that reads V1.0.0 or w/e version I go with.... =)

(http://i.imgur.com/CTqMOto.jpg?2)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: mindtrip on February 29, 2016, 03:49:25 AM
A lot of hard work is going into this build. It might be the most substantial upgrade to date it's worth the 2 week wait  ;D
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on February 29, 2016, 08:07:20 AM
A lot of hard work is going into this build. It might be the most substantial upgrade to date it's worth the 2 week wait  ;D

yeah my ugly way too hot way too  abused 325 setting on dies that work 15 months of this (hey knc said to do this back in the day...now told I should have burnt house down long ago) :)

anyway...will be interesting to see how gen tarkin's auto feature (when it comes out) tries to tell my miners the 'correct' speed etc to run at

hell ....the firmware will probably come back with 'we recommend doing nothing on  this  system will brick itself in the next 10 min anyway..this horse is dead" error message on the attempt!

but seriously .....I may be looking at 25% reduction in hash for 'safer' 'cooler' 'less abused' titans....probably MORE come summer....hmmm......wonder what I will do in such a case :) ...balls to the wall yet .......bingo bang...or be 'prudent' and let it chug safer..not sure I'm kinda 'greedy' :)

never a dull moment with these 'evil' asic machines don't ya know :)


Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: mindtrip on February 29, 2016, 12:05:15 PM
A lot of hard work is going into this build. It might be the most substantial upgrade to date it's worth the 2 week wait  ;D

yeah my ugly way too hot way too  abused 325 setting on dies that work 15 months of this (hey knc said to do this back in the day...now told I should have burnt house down long ago) :)

anyway...will be interesting to see how gen tarkin's auto feature (when it comes out) tries to tell my miners the 'correct' speed etc to run at

hell ....the firmware will probably come back with 'we recommend doing nothing on  this  system will brick itself in the next 10 min anyway..this horse is dead" error message on the attempt!

but seriously .....I may be looking at 25% reduction in hash for 'safer' 'cooler' 'less abused' titans....probably MORE come summer....hmmm......wonder what I will do in such a case :) ...balls to the wall yet .......bingo bang...or be 'prudent' and let it chug safer..not sure I'm kinda 'greedy' :)

never a dull moment with these 'evil' asic machines don't ya know :)

The Main thing here is you can expect lower power draw per cube even if your clocked at 325. This will help reduce the load on the DC/DC Chip as well as prevent excess burning/ wear of the PCI-E Power Ports. If you decide in the summer to down clock back to 300MHZ then you can run the tune all over again and see potentially even lower voltage settings per die that will run stable at that lower clock. Overal Id say you can expect about 10% power savings in some cases more some cases less. It depends how good of shape your cubes are in. I personally had a titan melt a few PCI-E Cables after 6+ months of 100% Load with 4 dies set to 325MHZ thankfully I didnt fry anything but the wire
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on March 01, 2016, 07:25:34 AM
Delete this
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on March 01, 2016, 07:32:37 AM
delete this
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on March 01, 2016, 07:33:56 AM
A lot of hard work is going into this build. It might be the most substantial upgrade to date it's worth the 2 week wait  ;D

yeah my ugly way too hot way too  abused 325 setting on dies that work 15 months of this (hey knc said to do this back in the day...now told I should have burnt house down long ago) :)

anyway...will be interesting to see how gen tarkin's auto feature (when it comes out) tries to tell my miners the 'correct' speed etc to run at

hell ....the firmware will probably come back with 'we recommend doing nothing on  this  system will brick itself in the next 10 min anyway..this horse is dead" error message on the attempt!

but seriously .....I may be looking at 25% reduction in hash for 'safer' 'cooler' 'less abused' titans....probably MORE come summer....hmmm......wonder what I will do in such a case :) ...balls to the wall yet .......bingo bang...or be 'prudent' and let it chug safer..not sure I'm kinda 'greedy' :)

never a dull moment with these 'evil' asic machines don't ya know :)

The Main thing here is you can expect lower power draw per cube even if your clocked at 325. This will help reduce the load on the DC/DC Chip as well as prevent excess burning/ wear of the PCI-E Power Ports. If you decide in the summer to down clock back to 300MHZ then you can run the tune all over again and see potentially even lower voltage settings per die that will run stable at that lower clock. Overal Id say you can expect about 10% power savings in some cases more some cases less. It depends how good of shape your cubes are in. I personally had a titan melt a few PCI-E Cables after 6+ months of 100% Load with 4 dies set to 325MHZ thankfully I didnt fry anything but the wire


yeah I agree ..probably will tone it back some...but for over 1 year I bought that the Titans could run at 90-95c w/o issue....at least what KNC techs and support told me..
Full out baby .....balls to the wall every die (except the 2 that never worked from nov 2014) 325 setting...and 15 months later and have 1 cube with 2 dies set down to
200 and 225 now and had no burnt connectors of any type (but did replace 4 for seeming to get hotter with the extra new 4 knc sent me 3 months late)

(side note: we probably all should replace the y adapters after 1 year ...just saying)

but again before lightfoot and more details and gen tarkin etc ...I was clueless this first year.....

(yeah I know ...rose colored hash rate)

so hell I just figured they were junk and would blow up at any speed 250mh 300mh or 350mh ....so wtf ran them hard......again .....orig design was 250mh and 90 day warranty

now it seems they MAY last longer then anyone thought...so I maybe should re-think this 'all or nothing' approach in that MAYBE I can mine these at some profit (even if straight elec to ltc) thru next winter......thats the goal and reduced elec rate of 4c kwh...or that is my angle (a guy in Oregon with 3c kwh is roflao in that he will probably be able to mine into 2018) but anyway better then I ever thought with the heat and elec benifits of winter..so oct is my goal baby ) :)

but summer heat is gonna 'suck' and the units will be 18 months 24/7 at whatever speed or 1 1/2 years :) this could all end with me giving donuts to the local fire dept on my step when they all show up and put the fire out ...:) (again the machines are knc thus evil) :)

evil is but evil works it seems...... :)

but they could all blow up tomorrow and truthfully I'd have to just 'shrug' no fricking way should they have even lasted 1 year with the overclocking from 250mh orig design to 350 mh and the y adapters etc....mickey mouse raspberry pi B+ 512mb .....8th grade science project that it is....could be worse ...coulda kept the Neptune and not upgraded to the Titan for an even $$$ swap with KNC ..(shudder...you poor Neptune owners......so tragic..and I mean that without any slam....so screwed with the data hall fill first with knc neptunes with your pre-order money...)


anyway truth be told ..its all cake from now on reality wise..........no matter the speed you run these at ..we are all on 'borrowed time' for sure

anyway my view

edit: by the by how do I delete my 2 previously messed up messages on this thread? Or does the OP have to do so?

Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on March 04, 2016, 06:25:37 AM
wait for it.....    Wait for It............  WAIT FOR IT......................

RELEASE of GenTarkin's Mod ~ Custom KNC Titan Firmware v1.0.0 IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Previous customers: head to http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-myaccount/ (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-myaccount/) to obtain your FREE UPGRADE and license key(s)!!

New / Unverified previous customers: head to http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-shop/ (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-shop/) to purchase!!

RELEASE NOTES:

Major Features, Additions, Fixes & Changes:
Added the long awaited “Energy Saver” feature – automatically tunes die voltages for highest effeciency while keeping the die stable as possible & hw% low. ~~MORE INFO http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/energy-saver-faq-help/ ~~
DCDC Over-Current protection – any DCDC’s detected above 46A will be issued a die reset, if that fails then die speed is clocked down significantly to prevent DCDC failure.
Long Term Stability checking for all dies – bumps voltage up on a die if it becomes unstable more than 2x in a period of 2 days.
Per RPI Cube Tracking – if cubes are added, removed or moved around their last known clocks and volts on a given pi will be restored.
Internet outtage / dead pool detection to prevent miner from constantly resetting itself.
Slight webgui redesign.
Product license activation.
Full Copyright & end user license information.
Much smaller installation file.


Additional Features, Additions, Fixes & Changes:
Full translation of webgui pages to 80+ different languages.
Logging file output format refined and also includes more timestamps now.
Optimized timing of die / cube soft and hard resets.
Fixed format of advanced.conf file not being updated properly when user changes/removes/adds cubes or manually sets dies OFF.
ADVANCED page now shows which dies(if any) are being throttled because of DCDC over temp threshold.
ADVANCED page now auto refreshes every 5 minutes.
Noticed in rare cases dies are configured with positive voltage – wrote correction code for this.
For “Energy Saver” implemented cross reboots internal data array tracking capability.
Ability for user to save Log Files to a file to be posted or emailed for diagnostic purposes. (This is part of the Energy Saver options).
Added BALANCE strategy to MINER page – this may work better than LOAD-BALANCE for some users.
Removal of BFGminer version option – in testing 5.1.0 works best with Titans – can re-add later on as an optional installation file if demand is high enough.
More fixes to KNC’s shoddy code.
And many more small fixes / improvements too numerous to list.

All the previous firmware features and improvements are included!

Now … you’re probably asking yourself “yeah yeah, but how much do all these wonderful new features cost?” Simple: $75 first full copy, $35 for additional licenses.

Verified Previous Customers: The upgrade to this firmware is completely FREE for the number of Titans the previous version was purchased. Additional Titans require additional license purchase. If you created an account here previously then you will find license keys issued to your account. **NOTE** If you have not created an account on this site and verified your previous purchases, please contact me - http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-contact/ (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-contact/)
--
New Customers: Prices as detailed above.

***IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTICE*** – Upon upgrading to and activation of this firmware, its EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to keep track of which license was used on your KNC Titan(s). An easy way to do this is create backups of your Titan(s) after activating, then keep record of which backup went to which Titan.

***PRODUCT NOTICE*** – upon purchasing / obtaining this software, the end user agrees to the license terms set forth here(this file is also contained in my firmware): gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/gentarkin_mod/LICENSE (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/gentarkin_mod/LICENSE)


(http://i.imgur.com/LsMtNAY.jpg?2)
(http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/updated-advanced-page.jpg)
(http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/updated-status-page.jpg)
(http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/advanced_tuning_inprogress-e1457073026636.png)


FOLLOWUP REMINDER .... gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com) is currently the ONLY VALID SOURCE of my firmware.

All others are fake clones based on outdated and extremely buggy code.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: dexubdg on March 04, 2016, 09:09:44 AM
Cheers GenTarkin! :)

Got it! And now Energy Saver doing its magic :)

Thank You.



Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: lenart_o on March 05, 2016, 09:10:21 AM
Hi GenTarkin,
I'm one of early donors and I never use your website to download software
should I create account with the same login and e-mail like here?
and then contact you to get your new firmware??
thanks for reply
L.R.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on March 06, 2016, 10:13:46 PM
ANNOUNCING VOLUME DISCOUNTS!!!
Priced as follows:
1-9 licenses - STANDARD PRICING

10-30 license pack - 5% discount - coupon code: volume10-5-350
31-50 license pack - 10% discount - coupon code: volume31-10-1085
51+ license pack - 15% discount - coupon code: volume51-15-1785
To qualify, all licenses must be purchased in 1 purchase!

note: past purchases do not apply towards volume discounts.

For other possible discounts contact me directly: http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-contact/ (http://gentarkincustomtitan.pcriot.com/custom-knc-titan-firmware-contact/)
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: andonevris on March 07, 2016, 10:28:48 PM
You know it might be an idea to accept LTC to purchase this
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on March 08, 2016, 01:13:47 AM
You know it might be an idea to accept LTC to purchase this

At this time, theres no easy way to implement LTC payments w/ the setup I have.
There are some methods but they require use of 3rd party gateway payment services which I avoid.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: dexubdg on March 09, 2016, 12:44:00 PM
Much more rejected shares on bfgminer version 5.1.0
Where is newer bfgminer ?

Do downgrade at this version to 0.99e is possible ?

Best Regards, M.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: Searing on March 09, 2016, 06:42:10 PM
Much more rejected shares on bfgminer version 5.1.0
Where is newer bfgminer ?

Do downgrade at this version to 0.99e is possible ?

Best Regards, M.

Run the energy saver it all evens out for me. More stable less watts less heat etc etc or so my hashing chart shows on litecoinpool charts all balances out imho
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on March 09, 2016, 06:51:58 PM
Much more rejected shares on bfgminer version 5.1.0
Where is newer bfgminer ?

Do downgrade at this version to 0.99e is possible ?

Best Regards, M.

The release notes mention that the option was removed. It was found that bfgminer 5.1.0  works much better w/ the Titan due to the Titan driver being more mature in 5.1.0 than in later "vanilla" bfgminer releases.
Yes you can always downgrade back to v99e, this is untested tho, not sure ultimately what the results will be.
If you are mining on prohashing, Ive noticed increased rejected shares recently. This has nothing to do with my firmware.
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: GenTarkin on March 09, 2016, 08:21:01 PM
GenTarkin's Mod ~ Custom KNC Titan firmware v1.0.2 RELEASE NOTES - maintenance release

-Fixed an issue in regards to user specified api-allow settings in "manual edit" mode. Its a bug thats been around since v99e and someone just pointed out to me. Basically, the "API readonly checkbox" was overriding any user specified settings for the api-allow entry. Now, when user changes this line the "API read only checkbox" setting is ignored until the api-allow line is restored to its original setting OR its removed entirely.

-Activation: due to an unforseen situation regarding activation, the manual method of reactivation was not working as intended. This is now fixed. For any miner you try to reactivate w/ its respective(matching license) it should reactivate w/o issue now.</li>


note: The updated download file is found in your account if you purchased the "FULL COPY"
Title: Re: NEW KNC TITAN FIRMWARE - 'GenTarkin's Mod' OFFICIAL TOPIC
Post by: dexubdg on March 10, 2016, 09:10:13 AM
Thank you, I'll check it guys!