What is the Hiveon ASIC?

    This is a custom firmware from Hive OS for Antminer S9, S9i and S9j.

    What do I get with the firmware?

    • 16.4 TH/s with a standard PSU, 24 Th/s with liquid cooling;
    • 75W/TH with undervolt - energy savings of up to 25%;
    • Speeding up of worn ASIC chips;
    • Manual and automatic selection of voltage and frequencies;
    • Individual fine tuning of frequencies;
    • Chips stop consuming electricity if Internet connection lost;
    • Antivirus protection;
    • Recover devices that have previously been infected with viruses;
    • LEDs flash on an ASIC in case of fan or chip failure;
    • Built-in wattmeter;
    • Watchdogs for temperature and hashrate;
    • Hive OS is free when using Hiveon ASIC firmware!

    Which models are supported by the firmware?

    The firmware is available for Antminer S9, S9i and S9j. T9, L3 and S17 are currently in development.

    Do I need to pay to use the firmware?

    No. The firmware takes a 2% dev fee automatically. This is done in parallel mining, without hashrate dips or suspension of the main mining process.

    If I already have 3 GPU workers and I connect an Antminer ASIC, will I need a paid account?

    No, with our firmware your account remains free.

    How does the ASIC consumption behave when there is no internet connection?

    It restarts the miner and waits for the connection to reappear. In contrast to the stock firmware, it doesn’t waste electricity.

    What is the minimum Internet speed requirement for the firmware?

    Mere Kilobits are used by the ASIC, the speed is not a main requirement. Ping is more important: the lower the ping to the pool, the better.

    How do I install the firmware if I'm not a Hive OS user yet?

    Follow the instructions from our installation guide - http://goo.gl/rNPdWc

    How do I install the firmware via Hive OS web interface?

    Follow the instructions from our installation guide - http://goo.gl/RXsfjL

    What is the latest version of the Hiveon ASIC firmware?

    Hiveon 1.01

    How can I upgrade to a new firmware version?

    Straight from the Hive OS web interface.

    Why won’t the firmware install through the Hive OS web interface?

    Firewall or another internet issue blocks the firmware download. Try to download the firmware for the S9 in the farm settings and then flash through the ASIC’s web interface.

    The ASIC is flashed with the latest BitMain firmware. I can‘t flash it with Hiveon ASIC.

    The latest BitMain firmware enables protection against custom firmware. You can try the following options: Try to flash through using an SD card. Flash the recovery image onto the SD card - http://bit.ly/2Hu3RSR (image) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzArOe8KuHI Service centers can flash through the com port.

    I download the firmware from the farm settings. The name of the firmware includes my farm_hash. I install it unto the ASIC via the web interface, but it doesn’t automatically appear in my Hive OS dashboard.

    The firmware from the farm settings is automatically tied to Hive OS only via bulk installation of the firmware from another ASIC or another Linux distro (Bulk install). If flashing through the web interface, you need to add the farm_hash in the Hive OS tab.

    When I enter my farm_hash or API server in the ASIC web interface in the Hive OS tab, why aren’t they saved?

    The server API is saved in the ASIC configuration, it is not displayed in the web interface. Farmhash is needed only to add the ASIC, rig ID and password are obtained with its help, which are saved to the config file. And the farmhash is not saved anywhere.

    If I move the ASICs and they are not in the internal network, do I need to re-configure anything?

    No. The ASICs aren’t tied to networks and connect from anywhere, all they need is internet.

    • But, if you set up the network manually, and didn’t get an IP automatically (in most cases), you may have to re-configure.

    Why use a flight sheet with the firmware?

    Without it, the ASIC mines using old parameters, and doesn’t show hashrates in Hive OS web interface.

    Do I need to run Autotune after the update?

    Yes. Or simply re-apply a profile. If done via Hive OS web interface, then apply a different profile, and then apply back the old one. For now, without a change, you cannot re-apply the current profile.

    Why does take a while for the miner to start running?

    In the new tuning algorithm, there is a gradual acceleration in frequency. During this acceleration, the hashrates aren’t displayed. This is required for optimal overclocking results.

    How long on average does an S9 starts with auto-tuning on Hiveon ASIC?

    The speed of auto-tuning depends on the state of the chips. If the ASIC is new, it takes up to 10 minutes. If the chips are worn, it could take half an hour or more, until each chip selects a parameter.

    Why is the consumption in watts shown incorrectly?

    To display a correct approximation of consumption, any overclocking profile should be applied. Consumption will be displayed with an error of up to 10%.

    I get unrealistic numbers on the fan speeds, for example, 30600 rpm and 509%.

    This is caused either by a broken fan or sensor. Antminers often write 30600 if they have a problem with obtaining stats from sensors. Recheck the connectors or replace fans.

    Why did the ASIC temperature become higher on Hiveon firmware than it was on the stock firmware?

    According to the manufacturer’s specifications and tests, the working temperature of the chips, on which they give more optimal hashrate and produce fewer errors, is 75-80 degrees. Lower temperatures produce worse results. Hiveon firmware adjusts ASICs to this temperature. Now this temperature can be adjusted. As a result, we have several pros: At this working temperature, the hash rate is higher Less noise Less fan wear.

    Why is there no firmware available for S11, Z9?

    On these models the power wiring won’t allow to squeeze more out of them, so it makes no sense to make custom firmware. You should use the stock one.