Weekly Update: W/C 16th November, 2020

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 87th of these updates, originally posted to Telegram.

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Hi everyone đź‘‹

This week the team moved to retire the existing Sync service in the network. This was due to a series of outages stemming from the services legacy use of Consul. The outages were caused as a result of a full index of all devices being triggered every time a new connection to the service was made, which meant significant load was being put on to the core data layer (entirely unnecessarily). This in turn was impacting the networks performance.

(The Sync service tracks resource usage on devices connected to the network, and provides the base metrics used to calculate node earnings.)

We’re working flat out to replace the service entirely, but in the meantime we will be averaging earnings for all devices based on the last 3 months of activity.

We expect to be delivering the new version in the next 2-3 weeks.

We’re continuing to migrate the build process for the core apps in the network away from Jenkins and into Github actions, which give us more flexibility and scale to queue builds for different architectures. It also reduce the time cost of the build pipeline.

The team made great progress migrating our x-architecture builds away from needing specific build machines. This is big step towards a unified setup which is a key stepping stone towards the creation of nodes for use on desktop machines.

They also both started and completed the work needed to migrate sessions away from Consul and directly into Stargate, greatly reducing the load on network API and making session information far more accurate than was ever possible with Consul.

We engaged a new business director for Edit, the content platform built on the network. He’s kicked off already and is very bullish about the platform’s prospects moving in to next year.

On sales, we’re clear that the existing teams core skill set doesn’t reside in this area. This is why we’ve be hiring the skill set in to the business. We’re just getting started. Our focus for 2021 is all about putting sales at the heart of the operation. The technology and roadmap are solid. We’ve built the world’s first fully operational edge network. Now we need to get it to market.

And that’s it for this week. It’s flown by.

Enjoy your weekends.

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