XTRABYTES would like to share the latest testnet results with our community. In our latest coordinated strike on February 8th, 2018 the block parameters were adjusted to 40 seconds minimum block-time (in our previous announcement we said 6 seconds in error, our apologies) and 50 MB block-size. Our last two coordinated strikes on Testnet #3 have now concluded as we await further news on the patent.
With a total of 30 participants on our US-timed strike on February 7th, and close to 40 participants during our EU-timed strike on February 8th, we were able to observe the following details:
We reached a maximum of 539 tps in several consecutive blocks, which can be seen if you look at the history in our block explorer:
It appears for now that ~539 transactions per second is the highest we can hit with the limited number of participants while on old code running only Proof of Signature without PULSE or VITALS. A few errors were again caused by the old, less-than optimal wallets and some network errors.
Wallets would freeze up while spamming sendmany commands, seems directly correlated to computing power of the users’ computer
Wallet bloat that wasn’t cleaned prior to start
Insufficient funds, mostly due to incorrect modification of the address label in the sendmany script
Block Explorer went inactive for short periods of time
The 539 tps reached is otherwise a huge improvement over the 107 tps we reached in the last coordinated strikes and gives us great confidence for the performance of future testnets on the new and improved Zoltchain.
We originally began Testnet #3 with the intention of comparing user specs with Testnet results to determine basic requirements to operate a node. Unfortunately, the old code has not served as a strong measurement on this point given how flawed the base code actually is. That said, we will keep these user specs and save this analysis for future testnets on the Zoltchain. This will allow us to define basic spec requirements for future node owners.
In our up and coming 4th testnet we will couple the new X-CITE wallet to our new Zoltchain, once more with fake currency in a test environment. The testnet will remain after mainnet as a permanent feature. All this will be after we have been granted the patent pending status.
Once again, we would like to thank all participants for assisting us in the coordinated testnet strikes. This data is invaluable to our development!
The XTRABYTES Team