MIRA Public Release

in #marketing5 years ago (edited)

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Hello Steemians, we are pleased to report that MIRA has been released to the public. Now any witness, developer, or other node operator can take advantage of the significant cost reductions that result from using MIRA. MIRA has been performing exceptionally well in production for over two weeks, so we would now like other node operators to begin running MIRA to test it even further before we make it the default option when running a node.

About MIRA

MIRA is a cutting-edge scaling solution that we developed for Steem and stands for Multi Index RocksDB Adapter. It leverages state-of-the-art database technology developed by Facebook to dramatically reduce the cost of running the Steem blockchain by allowing nodes to store almost all necessary data on low cost (commodity) hardware instead of in RAM without degrading performance.

RAM & nVME Reductions

Thanks to MIRA, we have been able to reduce the amount of RAM being used in our Steem node by 50% and nVME usage by 100%! Instead of using nVMEs, we have been able to migrate entirely to generic network backed SSDs. This has reduced the costs of running a node to a fraction of what it used to be, making the Steem blockchain more sustainable and scalable than ever. Not only that, but lower node operation costs should translate to increased decentralization as the barriers to entry for node operators has been reduced dramatically. Best of all, this dramatic improvement didn’t even require a hardfork.

To learn more about MIRA, check out this post from our Senior Blockchain Engineer, @vandeberg.

Visit the MIRA github repo

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When are you going to put an effort into getting STEEM and SBD listed on exchanges?

This project is good so it will get picked up by exchanges sooner or later. Just HODL until then, it's simple.

Awesome stuff, if anyone wants a deeper on dive on the actual performance gains (or loss) of MIRA, I suggest this excellent writeup by @gtg : https://steemit.com/steem-pressure/@gtg/steem-pressure-6-mira-ymmv-rtfm-tldr-lgtm

Yes it was a great writeup!

Thank you for this useful and valuable update! Unlike most of other blockchain technologies, STEE is far far ahead from it's performance and scalability now! I think it's time to think about the price of STEEM as well! So I believe STEEM should be in TOP 10 Crypto Lists in price feed as well!


Who is earning by Google Adsense running in Steemit?

Why not you allow this to blogger who working hard to create content?


Fantastic work guys! This is great!

I really like it. This update saves resources and is the Way to Smt.

No Freaking Idea what all this means, but I'm excited to see everyone else excited by this news :D

In actual form;
Instead of the blockchain using RAM, the blockchain will use HardDisk with the development of MIRA.
👉 RAM is damn costly, 4GB ram could be $30+ the same price for 300GB+ Hard-Disk.
This reduces price drastically for those who run Steem node and when many users run Steem nodes = more decentralization

Thank you for explaining it in layman's terms :) Totally makes sense now xo

If I started up a steem node I wouldn't get any blocks not till I get at least one vote right ? So its not really that decentralized is it ?

You can vote for yourself

To me it's, getting a user voting for you is very easy, and even you can vote for yourself!

Thank you for this comment!

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It's a pleasure 🙏

@elsiekjay I was just thinking the same thing LOL!! 🤣❗️

Great minds😅😁

People seems to be not very enthusiastic about the v0.20.11 upgrade.

Currently only I have upgraded.

This is fantastic! Someday I shall run a node!

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