Cudo Miner, a crypto mining software application, today released the latest version of its graphical user interface (GUI) miner as a stand-alone operating system (OS) that can be deployed or run directly from an external hard disk. The new CudoOS distribution provides miners with multiple GPU rigs to quickly set up or recover a problematic rig with a ready-to-use USB stick.
CudoOS is distributed in parallel with the Cudo Miner installer-based software, offering all of its features including built-in benchmarking, overclocking, and the option to intelligently switch mining resources to the most profitable cryptocurrency return, based on mining difficulty and market conditions.
CudoOS is a ready-made disk image with everything a miner needs to get up and running. Optimized to 4GB and based on Linux Ubuntu 18.04, it can be loaded onto a USB stick that can be plugged into any Intel-based GPU mining rig and run from the disk or deployed to a hard disk with AMD and NVIDIA drivers pre-installed.
The new rig can then be automatically enrolled into their Cudo Miner console via the user’s DHCP server (typically a simple router) so miners can track their earnings and performance, as well as manage their rigs from a web-based console.
“In the current bear market, most rig miners are enthusiasts but that doesn’t mean they want to spend their time setting up rigs or worrying about whether they are burning power without earning a return. CudoOS offers a new way for miners to quickly set up or rebuild their rigs with everything they need so they can spend time doing things they enjoy more, like overclocking or following up on mining tips. Our community has stressed the importance of checking in on their rigs. The new Cudo Miner features in today’s release make it easier to monitor the health of their hardware, deploy new template configurations, and check their mining hash and Earnings per coin, which is graphed for each device, remotely from the web console. We calculate earnings based on the valid shares received from the pool-side rather than the hashrate reported by the miner, making it the most accurate estimation of earnings. We are the first to do this, but we believe it is important to improve transparency.”
CudoOS can be downloaded at any time from the Cudo Miner website and used to quickly recover a rig that has suffered a software bug or has failed and is not earning. Miners can choose their pay-out coin (for example Bitcoin, Ethereum or Monero) to automatically convert from the coin they are mining, or manually set their rig to mine a single coin and accrue in the same coin – for example, mining Ravencoin whilst profitable and holding it.
Cudo Miner 0.15 is now available as an installer for Windows, Linux and macOS and the new CudoOS ISO image with every release. It includes remote management features in the console that enable users to control and manage any enrolled device, check health (temperature, memory, utilization, power usage, fan speed, graphics clock, memory clock) and check their earnings per coin, graphed for each device.