A minor update, as well as a quick question for the many who are following the StarMiner
project. We are adding in support for the ZeusMiner ASIC (= GAW's "Fury", "Black Widow", etc.) while still maintaining support for Gridseed ASIC's as well.
The initial release will not
have a "default" mining application to run upon initial startup. One would start up the Raspberry Pi with the new image, enter the webUI, and select either "-gridseed" or "-zeusminer", then "Start" to begin the mining sequence (from the "Overview" or the "Miner Details" web page. To have the miner "Start On Boot", one would also have to go to the "SeedManager Configuration" page to enable this option (disabled currently).
We "could" make an image to default to (A) Gridseed ASIC, and another image to default to (B) ZeusMiner ASIC to help those who are not too technically inclined. The downside is that it would take some time to upload three versions with their individual files (the .img
, the .bz2
, and the .zip
files) since these files are 3.5GB, 1.2GB, and 1.5GB in sizes respectively (x3 as well since there would be the "base" (unconfigured), Gridseed, and Zeus Miner versions).
This default configuration for the Zeus Miner ASIC will be for the "Blizzard" (= GAW's "Fury") with some additional notes posted on our SourceForge wiki with what to change for the other Zeus Miner ASIC models for effective and efficient mining. Similar has been currently done for the Gridseed ASIC being defaulted to the "Mini" unit versus the "Blade" unit.
I am looking for some feedback and response here while working on adding a few more items to StarMiner to handle different ASIC units. Thanks in advance as well as for everyone's continued support of this project!