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ANN : New 512gb full rpc node is now online + backup witness in Finland

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ausbitbank
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2 years agoSteemit3 min read

I'm amazed at the sheer volume of requests coming in to my rpc server at https://rpc.steemviz.com as the network is growing.

To beter serve our developer community I've just launched a second full steemd node to take some of the load.

The specs on our new beast:

Hostname: rpc2.steemviz.com
Location: Germany
Memory: 512 GB of DDR4 ram
Disk: 2 x 960GB NVME high speed drives in a Raid 0 configuration
CPU: AMD Ryzen with 24 cores and 48 threads

All steemd plugins are available on this node :

public-api= database_api login_api account_by_key_api network_broadcast_api tag_api follow_api market_history_api raw_block_api
enable-plugin = witness account_history account_by_key tags follow market_history raw_block private_message

As always, public performance stats are available at http://rpc2.steemviz.com:19999/

I've setup an nginx proxy server in front of both RPC servers, that I'm using to load balance traffic between the two machines - this also allows me to restart individual steemd nodes without interrupting traffic.

Anyone who has tools/apps/bots configured to use rpc.steemviz.com is already taking advantage of the new server. I will leave both online for as long as the older 256gb node can handle the work (using zram, this could be a few more weeks at least).

As with the other machine, service is provided on a best-effort basis .

A new 64gb witness node in Finland

There have been many recent discussions about the steem networks over-reliance on hosting in Germany , so I have purchased and configured a new machine in Finland that I will be using for my primary witness node from now on.

The specs are far less impressive then the full nodes, and less expensive (thank god) :
Location:Helsinki, Finland
Memory: 64 GB dram
Disk: 2 x 240gb SSD's
CPU: Intel i7-7700 with 8 cores at 3.6ghz

My backup witness nodes and seedbox in Germany and USA are still viable at 32gb for a little bit longer thanks to zram compression, but they will also be replaced soon.

A quick note

Apologies for the lack of posting - please don't take this as disinterest or a lack of activity on Steem. I'm here literally every single day, I'm in over 40 different discord servers and working with multiple communities to help grow our network.

I'm incredibly proud to serve as the current #7 witness for the Steem network thanks to my 6140 voters!

If you'd like to support my witness campaign please vote for ausbitbank here, or here


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