I rented - as an experiment - a dedicated ARMv8 server. I trying to compile xmr-stak-cpu. I am running into the same issues as mentioned in: https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu/issues/102.

Is there a working XMR miner on ARMv8 currently?

BR, Rene


It's possible, at least I managed to build XMR-STAK-CPU for Apple mobile CPUs, which are ARMv8. Though SSE instructions have to emulated with NEON instructions, it works pretty performant. Some details on the experiment are here.


XMR-stak needs SSE instructions, but there is a working ARM implementation in monero-core. You can mine directly with a full node if you don't mind the performance penalty.


I setup a multiarch docker build for x86 arm64 and arm (wip). I can confirm it works on a number of my arm64 systems.


  • cortex a53 x 8 ~ 25 h/s 1 hour average – user1438137 Dec 10 '17 at 8:20
  • cortex a72 x 16 - 60 h/s 1 hour average – user1438137 Dec 10 '17 at 8:22

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