Month: December 2017

Server upgrade

Server upgrade

Ever since cryptokitties started spamming the network the geth node stopped keeping up due to IO slowness. There’s a planned server upgrade adding a faster SSD drive for chaindata storage at 19:00 CET. This should hopefully fix the synchronization issues.

NOTE: there will be a full blackout of the server including this page for a short time followed by some time when the thin client won’t be available as the data is moved over to the faster disk. Updates will be posted here as the upgrade is performed.

 

Cryptokitties performance test

Cryptokitties performance test

Cryptokitties has landed on ethereum and cause major havoc by overloading the network. In my opinion this is a good thing even tho it gives me headaches right now because it caused Etherwall’s remote node to be behind on synchronization.

Our server runs on a big but slower disk now and this caused it to slow down on accepting new blocks when we approached the cryptokitty territory. There are just too many transactions to check. I’m keeping an eye on the server if it can’t catch up I will try and resync from scratch using the pruning method.

If there are those of you who could donate a server please consider it so we have broader coverage for the thin client. Etherwall is 100% voluntary with no monetary gain.