Braiins Cobalt Mining OS Released

bOS standardizes how devices work and interact with the Slush Pool
06 December 2018   436

Czech-based software solutions developer Braiins Systems, which is the operator of the first mining pool in history - Slush Pool, introduced a version of Braiins OS Cobalt (bOS).

bOS standardizes how devices work and interact with the Slush Pool, and gives users complete control over their miners.

In the new version of the operating system, the developers presented an updated monitoring page, which displays various information about the activities of the mining farm through the API. Also, there is an option to monitor the voltage for each device.

Scripts are now available to users for quick installation and subsequent system updates in the form of an opkg package. At the same time, bOS Cobalt is fully compatible with the Awesome Miner application.

Sapphire to Unveil Radeon RX 570 Nitro+

New GPU with 16 GDDR5 is specially designed for Grin mining
17 January 2019   107

Sapphire Technology has announced plans to release a new Radeon RX 570 Nitro + video card, equipped with 16 GB of GDDR5 memory. As reported by TechPowerApp, it is designed for Grin cryptocurrency mining.

Grin is based on the MimbleWimble protocol and the Cuckoo Cycle PoW hashing algorithm, which can load up to 11 GB of video memory, which explains the non-standard characteristics of the new graphics card.

The video card is made in the traditional Nitro + design with a dual-fan cooler and uses sixteen GDDR5 memory chips.

The cost of the Radeon RX 570 Nitro + has not yet been named, but Sapphire promises that it will be sold at the price of "one third of the cost of competing cards at 16 GB."

Aday after the launch of the main cryptocurrency network, Grin is mined by at least 88,000 graphics processors. Grin hash rate is 285.6K graphs / s.

Radeon RX 570 Nitro+
Radeon RX 570 Nitro+

In June 2017, Sapphire introduced a line of Mining Edition boards of five models, made on the basis of Sapphire Radeon RX 470 and Sapphire Radeon RX 560. The memory capacity of video cards ranged from 4 to 8 GB.