CudaMiner is a command-line scrypt coin (i.e. Litecoin) miner for Nvidia GPUs developed by Christian Buchner (cbuchner1).
The developer of CudaMiner provides compiled binaries for Windows. Mac OS X users have previously had to manually compile the source code in order to use CudaMiner, see Mining Litecoin on Mac OS X with CudaMiner. To make this simpler for Mac OS X users, I am providing a compiled version of the CudaMiner releases for Mac OS X.
This information has been updated for the new CudaMiner for OS X packages that do not require Xcode and some of the other prerequisites previously required. For the older instructions, as well as binaries for Snow Leopard, see CudaMiner for OS X (Old).
Update (2014-05-28): The 2014-02-28 release of CudaMiner has been been updated to work with both the 5.5 and 6.0 versions of the CUDA toolkit.
Update (2014-03-10): The CudaMiner packages have been updated to include versions for 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9 in a single package. Simply run the the appropriate version for your computer.
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, or OS X 10.10 Yosemite
- Compute 2.x or Higher NVIDIA GPU (Compute 1.x GPUs are not supported), see https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus for a listing of supported devices
- CUDA Toolkit and Drivers 5.5 or 6.0
CudaMiner for OS X Releases
CudaMiner is compiled separately for 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, and 10.10. The downloads below include binaries for each.
|Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, and 10.10
|2014-02-28 Release Build (CUDA 5.5 and 6.0)||Download|
|Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9
|2014-02-18 Release Build (CUDA 5.5 only)||Download|
There are a number of command-line parameters available for CudaMiner outlined in its README file. CudaMiner, however, will attempt to auto-tune its configuration based on your NVIDIA GPU. To launch CudaMiner using the auto-tune options, simply specify your pool URL and worker credentials as follows:
./cudaminer -o stratum+tcp://yourpoolurl -O username:password