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There are many different types of Bitcoin mining software[1] available. These tables should help you find what will work best for your mining.

information
Info BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
language C Scala Java C Java Python C++ Python Tcl Twisted Python C++ Scala
license GPL-3 All rights reserved GPL-3 GPL-3 GPL-3 PD Windows Store GPL-2+ GPL-3 MIT PD GPL-3 GPL-3
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related pool Eligius BitMinter CKPool
operating systems
OS BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
Arch pkg src,ARM bin No Java
Debian pkg Java jar pkg jar No py No py ? py py src Java
Fedora pkg Java jar bin jar No py No py ? py py src Java
Gentoo pkg Java jar pkg jar No py No py ? py py src Java
Mac OS X hmbrw Java jar src jar No py No py ? py py src Java
OpenWrt pkg bin No No
Raspbian pkg Java jar bin No No py No py py py Java
Ubuntu pkg Java jar pkg jar No py No py ? py py src Java
Windows (32-bit) zip Java jar zip jar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Java
Windows (64-bit)[2] zip Java jar W32[2] jar Yes Java
Windows RT No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
mining devices (virtual)
Virtual device BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
getwork server 3.2.0 No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
stratum server 3.3.0 No No No No No No No No No No No No
mining devices (asic)
Device BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
AntMiner S1 No No No 4.1.0 No No No No No No No No No No
AntMiner S2 No No No 4.3.5 No No No No No No No No No No
AntMiner S3 No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
AntMiner S4 No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
AntMiner S5 No No No Patch No No No No No No No No No
AntMiner U1/U2 3.10.0 Yes No 3.12.0 No No No No No No No No No 0.2
AntMiner U3 5.2.0 No Yes No No No No No No No No No 0.2
Avalon 3.0.0 No No 2.10.4 No No No No No No No No No No
Avalon Gen2/Gen3 3.6.0 No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Avalon Nano No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
BFx2 Bitfury USB 4.0.0 No No 4.1.0 No No No No No No No No No
Bi*Fury 3.7.0 No 3.8.2 No No No No No No No
BitBurner No No No 3.3.2 No No No No No No No No No No
BitForce SC 5 Gh/s 3.0.0 Yes No 3.1.0 No No No No No No No Yes
BitForce SC 25 Gh/s 3.1.1 Yes No 3.3.1 No No No No No No No Yes
BitForce SC 50 Gh/s 3.1.0 Yes No 3.3.1 No No No No No No No Yes
BitFury GPIO 3.3.0 No No 3.8.0 No No No No No No No
Bitfury S.B. 3.3.0 No No 3.11.0 No No No No No No No
BitMine A1 No No No 4.0.0 No No No No No No No No No No
BlackArrow Prospero X1 5.0.0 No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
BlackArrow Prospero X3 No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Block Erupter Blade 3.2.0 No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
Block Erupter USB 2.6.4 Yes No 2.6.4 No No No No No No No No No 0.2
CoinTerra 3.8.0 No No 3.12.1 No No No No No No No No No No
Drillbit 3.10.0 No No 3.9.0 No No No No No No No No No No
DualMiner 4.0.0 No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
HashBuster Alpha 4.0.0 No No Patch No No No No No No No
HashBuster Micro 3.8.0 No No No No No No No No No No
HashBuster Nano 3.5.0 No No No No No No No No No No
HashFast 3.10.0 No No 3.5.0 No No No No No No No
Hex•Fury 4.0.0 No No 4.2.3 No No No No No No No
JingTian 4.4.0 No No Patch No No No No No No No
Klondike 3.6.0 No No 3.6.0 No No No No No
KnCMiner 28nm 3.4.0 No No 3.7.0 No No No No No No No No No
KnCMiner Neptune 5.0.0 No No Patch No No No No No No No No No
LittleFury 3.5.0 No No No No No No No No No No
Metabank BitFury 3.3.0 No No No No No No No No No No
Monarch PCI-e/Linux 4.3.0 No No No No No No No No No No
Monarch PCI-e/Win 4.5.0 No No No No No No No No No No
Monarch USB 4.3.0 No No Yes No No No No No No No
NanoFury / IceFury 3.4.0 No 3.10.0 No No No No No No No
NanoFury NF2 4.0.0 No 4.3.1 No No No No No No No
NanoFury NF6 4.0.0 No 4.3.1 No No No No No No No
OneStringMiner 4.0.0 No No 3.8.2 No No No No No No No No No No
Red/BlueFury 3.3.0 Yes No 3.5.0 No No No No No No No
Rockminer R-Box 4.2.0 No No 4.3.5 No No No No No No No
Spondoolies SP10 4.7.0 No No 4.2.3 No No No No No No No No No No
Spondoolies SP30 4.10.0 No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
T1/Tube 3.3.0 No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Twinfury 3.7.0 No No No No No No No No No
mining devices (fpga)
Device BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
Avnet LX150T Devkit No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
BitForce Single 2.2.0 1.2.0 No 2.2.0 No Yes No No Yes No git Yes No
BFL MiniRig 2.4.3 1.2.0 No 2.5.0 No Yes No No Yes No No No
Cairnsmore1 2.6.4 No No 2.6.4 No No No No Yes No No No No
Digilent Nexys 2 500K No No No No No No No No No No No No
Icarus 2.2.7 1.3.0 No 2.2.7 No No No No Yes No No No No
Lancelot 2.6.4 No No 2.6.4 No No No No Yes No No No No
ModMiner 2.4.3 No No 2.4.3 No No No No Yes No No No No
Terasic DE2-115 No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
X5000 No No No No No No No No No No No No No
X6500 2.9.0 No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
ZTEX 1.15b No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
ZTEX 1.15x 2.3.4 No Yes 3.5.0 No No No No Yes No No No No
ZTEX 1.15y 2.4.1 No Yes 3.5.0 No No No No No No No No
mining devices (gpu)
Device BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
OpenCL (Mesa AMD) 3.0.1 No No No No No No No
OpenCL (Mesa NV) No No No No No No No
OpenCL (AMD APP) Yes Yes No 3.7.2 Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No
OpenCL (nvidia) Yes Yes No 3.7.2 No No No No No
CUDA (nvidia) No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
DirectCompute No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
mining devices (cpu)
Device BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
Intel SHA256 No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
SSE4 (x86_64) Yes No No 2.x No No No No No No No
SSE2 (x86_32) Yes No No 2.x No No Yes No No No No
SSE2 (x86_64) Yes No No 2.x No No Yes No No No No
Altivec (PPC) Yes No No 2.x No No No No No No No
VIA PadLock Yes No No 2.x No No No No No No No
Assembly (x86_32) Yes No No 2.x No No No No No No No
High-level CPU Yes No No 2.x No No Yes No No No No
NEON (ARM) No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
miner protocols
Protocol BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
getblocktemplate 2.8.0 No No 2.10.5 No No No No No No Yes No
Stratum 2.9.0 Yes No 2.8.0 No No No Yes testing No No Yes Yes Yes
getwork Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
BlkPrep No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
UBBP No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
getwork extensions
Extension BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
hostlist No No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No
longpoll Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 0.1 Yes[3] No[4] Yes[3] Yes No
midstate Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes[3] Yes 0.1 No Yes[3] Yes Yes Yes
noncerange No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
reject-reason Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes 0.0 No Yes Patch Yes No
rollntime Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 0.1 No No Yes No[4] Yes
expire=N Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 0.1 No No No No No
submitold Yes Yes[3][5] Yes Yes No No Yes[3][5] 0.0[3][5] No No No No No
switchto No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No
getblocktemplate/BlkPrep functionality
Function BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
longpoll Yes n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
noncerange No n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No n/a
proposal No n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No n/a
serverlist No n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No n/a
getblocktemplate/BlkPrep variations
Variation BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
(fixed coinbase) 2.9.0 n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
coinbase/append 2.9.0 n/a n/a 2.8.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Required n/a
coinbase (set) 2.10.4[6] n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
generation 2.9.0 n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
(full submit) 2.9.0 n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
share/coinbase 2.9.0 n/a n/a 2.8.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
share/merkle No n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
share/truncate 2.9.0 n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
time/increment 2.9.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
time/decrement 2.9.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
txns/add No n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No n/a
txns/remove No n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No n/a
prevblock No n/a n/a No n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No n/a
solo to bitcoind Yes n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stratum functionality
Function BFG BitMinter BTCMiner cgminer Diablo EasyMiner gMinor GroupFabric MPBM OSFPGABM Phoenix poclbm Ufasoft ScalaMiner
resume 3.0.0 No n/a 2.11.0 n/a n/a n/a No n/a n/a No No No
reconnect 2.9.0 Yes n/a 2.8.2 n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a Yes No No
add peers No No n/a No n/a n/a n/a No No n/a n/a No No No
set diff 2.9.0 Yes n/a 2.8.0 n/a n/a n/a Yes testing n/a n/a 20121020 Yes No
suggest target 3.2.0[7] No n/a No n/a n/a n/a No No n/a n/a No No No
suggest difficulty No No n/a Yes[8] n/a n/a n/a No No n/a n/a No No No
transparency partial No n/a No n/a n/a n/a No n/a n/a No No No
get ver 2.9.0 Yes n/a 2.8.2 n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a Yes No No
show msg 3.0.0 Yes n/a 2.11.1 n/a n/a n/a No n/a n/a No No No
get hashrate No No n/a No n/a n/a n/a No No n/a n/a No No No
get temp No No n/a No n/a n/a n/a No No n/a n/a No No No
roll ntime 3.1.4 Yes n/a No n/a n/a n/a No n/a n/a Yes
extranonce subscribe 4.7.0 No n/a No n/a n/a n/a No No n/a n/a No No No
block unsafe reconnect 4.0.0 No n/a 4.3.1 n/a n/a n/a 1.15.1.0 No n/a n/a No No
unauth TLS 4.0.0 No n/a No n/a n/a n/a No No n/a n/a No No
mining goals 5.0.0 No n/a No n/a n/a n/a No No n/a n/a No No
  1. Bitcoin Mining Software
  2. 2.0 2.1 Windows includes (usually installed by default) the WoW64 subsystem which enables running 32-bit Windows applications, with low performance impact.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Supported, but not advertised
  4. 4.0 4.1 Supported, but has bugs.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Not advertised, but generally doesn't discard shares.
  6. Older versions have serious bugs.
  7. Uses precise string target, implemented Aug 12, 2013 commit 4a12eae
  8. Uses difficulty integer, implemented Oct 20, 2014 commit 4a83f2c as per the stratum designers suggested implementation Feb 20, 2013