Witness Update – Starting a seed node
The last days I was busy setting up a seed node for steem. These nodes allow witnesses to get all blockchain data and let them catch up quicker. This means the more seed nodes there are the easier it is for new witnesses to get started and so witnesses who host a seed node have the network in mind when doing so.
To provide the best service possible, my seed node has the same specs as my witness node. 32 GB of RAM and a lot of power to spare. I plan to host it for the long term and hope that shows with the node's performance.
Full seed node specs
- 32gb DDR3 ECC RAM
- 4c/8t Intel Xeon CPU E3-1245V2
- 2x 3TB HDD
- 1gbit/s network (20TB b/w)
- hosted in Germany
I am currently not doing regular witness updates because I am busy building things for steem and there are other great witnesses doing updates on what is happening. If you want my opinion to something witness related, please get in touch.
I also don't plan to engage too much in the politics of being a steem witness. I know you need to ask all kinds of whales for their vote to actually get higher up in the ranks. And my plan is to do good work for the ecosystem and have happy steemers campaign for me. Nothing shows good work like someone else saying I am worth voting for.
To support me, vote for @reggaemuffin as a witness:
Go to the witness page https://steemit.com/~witnesses
Scroll down and enter reggaemuffin in the box:
Click on Vote
Thank you for supporting me :)
-My original witness post-