Mainnet upgrade, July 2019
Throughout the week commencing 08th July we’ll be rolling out some major changes to mainnet. As part of this update window, we’ll need to coordinate with all Founding Node holders, so read on for instructions, and a little bit of insight into what exciting changes we’ve made.
An introduction to telemetry
Telemetry is a means by which data is collected from remote or inaccessible devices, or to be more accurate, a means by which it is transmitted by those devices to receivers. We have a lot of devices in the Edge network which operate in a similar fashion; which sit in all manner of inaccessible locations and operate on an egress-only basis. This article will introduce you to how we collect measurements from these devices.
Finite State Machine
The performance of network applications can be measured not only by the speed at which they resolve requests, but also by their ability to recover from faults. We have engineered performance in relation to faults on the basis of a fail fast philosophy. In this article Arthur Mingard digs in to the detail of how this works in practice.
Edge storage deep dive
The decentralised web puts computational power and storage right at the edge, enabling hyper-localised caching and fault-tolerant object storage. The primary focus of the network’s latest development round was Edge Storage. As Edge storage moves on to Mainnet for live testing, Arthur Mingard takes a look at what’s happening under the hood.