ZCash uses Equihash as an hashing algorithm, which is an asymmetric memory-hard PoW algorithm based on the generalized birthday problem. It relies on high RAM requirements to bottleneck the generation of proofs.
Claymore miner for AMD is one of the best miners (if not the best one!), this guide will teach you how to mine using claymore on linux.
In this tutorial we will explain how to configure a Linux system to start mining zcash.
Install AMD video driver and SDK
Copy 2 files from PC to server somehow. I like to use scp, but sftp works also.
tar xf amdgpu-pro-16.50-362463.tar.xz cd amdgpu-pro-16.50-362463/ sudo ./amdgpu-pro-install
Install AMD SDK
tar xf AMD-APP-SDKInstaller-v184.108.40.206-GA-linux64.tar.bz2 sudo ./AMD-APP-SDK-v220.127.116.11-GA-linux64.sh
Add user to video group
sudo usermod -a -G video $LOGNAME # Check AMD drivers installation ``` bash sudo apt install clinfo sudo clinfo sudo clinfo | grep compute
Download claymore zcash miner
The github repo for releases is located at ClaymoreZECMiner github page.
Download it with the following commands:
mkdir ClaymoreZEC cd ClaymoreZEC wget https://github.com/nanopool/ClaymoreZECMiner/releases/download/v12.6/Claymore.s.ZCash.AMD.GPU.Miner.v12.6.-.LINUX.tar.gz tar xf Claymore.s.ZCash.AMD.GPU.Miner.v12.6.-.LINUX.tar.gz
Using tmux for leaving miner running.
sudo apt-get install tmux tmux -2 cd ClaymoreZEC ./zecminer64
of course when execute zecminer64 make sure you are using it with your pool and address.
Solution to error: ./zecminer64: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
sudo apt-get install libssl libssl-dev
Solution to error: ./zecminer64 error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Please verify if you installed AMD drivers correctly. Check that you are not using open source drivers.