Radix Nodes

Discussion in 'General' started by Rickard, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

    Welcome to the tread about Radix nodes. Here you can ask any questions or share your own knowledge about running a node on the Radix network.

  2. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

    My understanding is that the order of importance for node performance is:

    1. Bandwidth
    2. Disc IO
    3. RAM
    4. CPU

    Concerning #1: is download speed and upload speed equally important?
  3. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

    Can we have more than one node on the same ip-address?
  4. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

    I will soon get a new fiber broadband with up to 1000Mbit/s download speed and 500Mbit/s upload speed. So the question is; what will be a suitable or optimal node for that bandwidth?

    My plan is to build a desktop system with these specs:

    SSD: 250GB sata
    RAM: 16GB ddr4 2400Mhz
    CPU: Ryzen 1600 (6 cores and 12 threads)

    Will this be a good node for my connection?
    Should I get a faster NVMe M.2 SSD like the Samsung 960?
  5. tadkis

    tadkis Beta Testers

    Upload is the same importance as download
  6. gbcholgi

    gbcholgi Beta Testers

    thx rickard, i had the same question in the tb yesterday, but it was spammed away :)
    my idea was:
    samsung 960 evo m.2
    ryzen 7 1700x 8x 3.4 GHZ AM4
    Asus Prime x370 -Pro
    16gb Corsair DDR4 -3000 Dimm CL15 Dual
  7. Lloyd

    Lloyd Founders Staff Member

    If Richard has 500Mbit up that will be more than almost all of the beta tester. As most of us have anywhere from 2.5Mbit of less, up to 100Mbit.

    Only thing he might want to get is a bigger SSD say a 512GB or 1TB ...
  8. jonas452

    jonas452 Beta Testers

    wat about more nodes behind on ip ?
  9. Rickard

    Rickard Beta Testers

    Well, not yet, currently have around 100 down and 10 up. But the owner of my rental apartment will install new fiber cable in september and then I can get the higher speeds. Perfect timing now when we get closer to launch. :)
  10. Fuserleer

    Fuserleer Radix Founder Staff Member

    Yup, multiple nodes will be possible. It *should* now work, but we'll need to test it.
  11. Fuserleer

    Fuserleer Radix Founder Staff Member

    Wow internet, much fast!

    That spec with that connection will be enough for the foreseeable future and then some I imagine!

    You'll likely fill up that drive WAY before you saturate that connection.

    Might be good to have you as a gateway node into the network with a connection like that!
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  12. Anima

    Anima Founders Staff Member

    Question is, when bandwith is the limiting factor for most.. is there any benefit to having multiple nodes?
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  13. jonas452

    jonas452 Beta Testers

    a gateway node, what's that? a service that sends connections to other services/nodes?
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  14. ScheroedingersRat

    ScheroedingersRat New Member

    Hi guys is a static ip required?
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2017
  15. Peachy

    Peachy Founders Staff Member

    Absolutely not required and not needed.
  16. Fuserleer

    Fuserleer Radix Founder Staff Member

    Kinda like the old seeders.

    There's a list of gateway nodes that new virgin nodes connect to. From there these virgin nodes download a more comprehensive list of other nodes and start to interact with the network fully.
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  17. tesslerc

    tesslerc Beta Testers

    Can't this be an issue for decentralization? I mean, what happens if those nodes go rogue? Are these "gateway nodes" automatically selected by their uptime, or are they hard coded?

    Thanks :)!
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  18. Lloyd

    Lloyd Founders Staff Member

    Well, if the gateways are like running a seeder, then anyone can set one up and once the node has a transaction and the seeder / gateway switch is on then they can facilitate the network to the level of their DB and node setup.

    This is just my understanding at this point...
  19. Anima

    Anima Founders Staff Member

    Gateway nodes are similar grandparents in a family tree.. connections can be traced back to them in the tree. Gateway nodes just facilitate further connections and do so in a more efficient manner than random discovery.

    It does not hamper decentralization. Its just, as Dan mentioned, a list of nodes that can handle lots of connections and therefore would be more ideal than having the list of nodes in a network given by some dude running a raspberry pi behind a 56k modem :)
  20. chrome

    chrome New Member

    Are nodes incentivised?

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