MultiMiner, Mining Made Easy

March 2, 2014 14:08 UTC

MultiMiner a mining program for Bitcoin and so many other coins. It is built as a GUI for BFGMiner. It’s creator Nate Woolls also is the main contributor to scrypt mining support in BFGMiner.

What sets MultiMiner apart from another mining software is 3 main things.

Main Screen with miner displays and info.

First it the easy to use graphical interface.

Second is its support of many types of mining hardware and coins.

Third and the most important is it’s excellent support by Nate Woolls its creator.

When I was starting to mine finding the right software was not the easiest as there are many differing software programs available.

Most are command line, as well.

I initially setup using cgminer and although it was ok it did not seem to click with me. Next I looked at BFGMiner that did click with me but I was still was left wanting a GUI interface for it.

That is when I found MultiMiner.

As I stated in my article on the DualMiner, Nate and Luke Jr., the developer of BFGMiner, are constantly working on support for all the new hardware that comes out and improving the performance of existing hardware, as well.

When I first downloaded the MultiMiner software I was blown away how easy it was and how clearly setup the options were. It also had all the same support for adding custom arguments (tweaks) for your mining gear for both SHA-256 and scrypt in it’s easy to use argument boxes.

I was quickly able to setup my USB Block Eruptors and Jalapeno. Then came the 5 gh/s BiFury USB and again simple driver installs and it was detected and working. It has gone this way with each unit I added.

Yes that really is a 20 gh/s Jalapeno. Thanks Lightfoot.

Nate has a repository of many of the often used drivers for many devices on his website for MultiMiner as well making setup of new mining hardware quick and simple.

Another bright spot in MultiMiner is its ability to setup differing mining gear to mine to many different pools and to mine many differing coins. MultiMiner also can easily be setup to mine to most profitable coin using the CoinWarz or CoinChoose API systems for reference. This can maximize your profit without having to work out batch files to do the same in the command line versions of mining software.

The true brilliance of MultiMiner is it is more than just a simple GUI for BFGMiner. It is a whole suite of products.

Nate has built an app called MobileMiner for your Android and iPhone. There is a MultiMiner Remoting component as well that lets you start, stop and monitor many standalone network miners as well such as the Bitmain Antminer S1, Avalon Miners and many more. You can set this up with a simple command line added on their configuration page from within MultiMiner.

Avalon1 Networked Miner Display

Note: At the time of writing this, I have only been able to test the MultiMiner Remoting capabilities on a Gen 1 Avalon 70 gh/s unit, it works perfectly. I will update with other miners as I get them for review.

MobileMiner allows you to monitor your miners from your phone. You can also start, stop and restart your mining gear from within the app.

Android MobileMiner App

Overall the MultiMiner suite is a must have for miners whether you are just beginning or a pro that has been mining for years.

The support Nate provides both in his own dedicated forum and on BitCoinTalk is superb. The non-stop work towards improving it and supporting new mining gear shows in the ease of us and robust features. I have pestered him repeatedly on both forums for help as I go along and he has always answered with a solid understanding, easy directions and is unfailingly congenial even when it is the middle of the night and my sleep deprived self cannot articulate what is going on. LOL

In my DualMiner article, I had mentioned that he was working on support for the new dual chip miners. I am now running a test release that works great for the scrypt mining part of the chip. He is hard at work on the SHA-256 component and a final release will be coming out in the future. The only thing that slows him down with getting new mining hardware support added is manufactures and or vendors slow to get him the units to test and setup in the program. The test version has been stable and solid.

There are so many options and so much MultiMiner can do I could write 20 pages on it and not be done. MultiMiner with all of that it is still simple to use and robust enough for the most demanding miner.

I use MultiMiner every day and each day I discover more and find new ways to use it. I highly recommend it to everyone.

Last modified: March 2, 2014 19:47 UTC

@TalonTech1

I am a disabled former Systems Admin, computer tech, business manager enjoying crytpo currencies. I am deeply involved in the mining ecosystem and physical coins, It fascinates me how it has brought people from all over the world together into a tight knit supportive community with commerce and tech.