Poclbm (PyOpenCL bitcoin miner) is a python GPU bitcoin miner that uses the OpenCL framework to quickly perform the hashing computations. Works with AMD - 4xxx and up, Nvidia - 8xxx and up, video cards.
Flags to Use
ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5xxx cards (for example, HD 5770): use '-v -w128'
If you find the desktop laggy while mining, use '-f60'. This may decrease performance slightly.
Please update this section if you find better settings, or good settings for a card not listed here.
Guides and Installation
An poclbm ebuild can be found here
This works on 11.4, it might work on other versions (11.3 is more than likely to work) just replace the "11.4" in the repo URLs with your version number. This also assumes that you are already familiar with running getting the BitCoin client running (to run the GUI version on OpenSUSE you will need libpng12-0 installed).
Add the Python devel repo:
and this user repo, which provides PyOpenCL (take a moment to appreciate this because if "scorot" didn't package it this would be a lot harder):
Refresh your repos:
# zypper ref
You will asked to accept the repo keys, respond with 'a' each time.
# zypper in python-pyopencl
Get the latest version of poclbm with git (`zypper in git` if you don't have git installed):
$ git clone git://github.com/m0mchil/poclbm.git
This will create a poclbm folder in your current directory. Change to it:
$ cd poclbm
And run it:
$ python poclbm.py --user=user --pass=pass --device=0 [add whatever other flags you use]
- poclbm-gui GUI frontend
- A highly efficient version: poclbm-mod by Bitcoin Pool
- Pooled mining
- Why a GPU mines faster than a CPU
- License file on github