ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

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bluethundr
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ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by bluethundr » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:27 am

Hey guys,

I just read that Slush Pool has added support for ASIC Boost on the SHA-256 algo. Will you be doing the same?

Thanks
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Re: ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by GregoryGHarding » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:30 am

I beleive ASIC boost is a way to spoof your hashrate if memory serves me correctly. Why would anyone condone that behavior on a PPS pool?
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Re: ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by Steve Sokolowski » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:59 pm

bluethundr wrote:Hey guys,

I just read that Slush Pool has added support for ASIC Boost on the SHA-256 algo. Will you be doing the same?

Thanks
Is there any documentation about what this is?

I thought that it was a hardware feature that caused the hashrate of the miners to increase, and therefore it has nothing to do with the pool itself.
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Re: ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by GregoryGHarding » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:16 pm

Steve Sokolowski wrote:
bluethundr wrote:Hey guys,

I just read that Slush Pool has added support for ASIC Boost on the SHA-256 algo. Will you be doing the same?

Thanks
Is there any documentation about what this is?

I thought that it was a hardware feature that caused the hashrate of the miners to increase, and therefore it has nothing to do with the pool itself.
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1604/1604.00575.pdf
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Re: ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by bluethundr » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Also here's a summary of what ASIC boost is: https://themerkle.com/what-is-asicboost/
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Re: ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by bluethundr » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:32 pm

And here's an article about Slush Pool adding ASIC Boost https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/sl ... 1haWwuY29t
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Re: ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by ehald225 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:34 pm

I have some DragonMint T1 arriving soon and I'd really like to use your pool to mine. Can you confirm ProHashing Sha256 pool is ASICBoost enabled/compatible? I've read in forums and seen online reviews where non ASICBoost pools such as bitmain won't hash or the miner gets connection error.
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Re: ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by CSZiggy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:52 pm

Do not believe boost is enabled here.
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Re: ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by Steve Sokolowski » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:36 am

None of these articles provides the technical specifications of what the pool needs to do to support ASICBOOST. Where can we find those?
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Re: ASIC Boost Support for SHA-256

Post by gnosis » Tue May 01, 2018 10:06 am

Try contacting this group: https://www.asicboost.com/

They claim consulting expertise for "The adaption of your mining pool protocol for AsicBoost. SERVICES We provide design services on request around mining with AsicBoost such as RTL, firmware components, mining software, pool software."
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