Node Application 10544366134, submitted 2019-02-20 19:41:29

Respondent Id 10544366134
Application Date 2019-02-20 19:41:29
Application Language English
Applicant City Gaithersburg
Applicant State/Province MD
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Spanish
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Professional degree beyond bachelor’s degree (for example: MD, DDS, DVM, LLB, JD)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? I have 12 GPUs mining since summer 2018
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Gaithersburg
Node State MD
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node?
What is a reasonable maximum connection speed on which you could operate a BetaNet node in your geographic region? (Where 0 = 10 Megabits/second, and 100 = 10 Gigabits/second) 100
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 97
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . US$0.143/kWh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator? (Where 0 = 1 hour/month, and 100 = 20 hours/month) 1
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Hardware
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe)
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? No
Yes (Please list specs)
Do you have hardware you would like to use but does not meet the stated BetaNet node specs? If so, please provide specs on that hardware below: machine 1: 11x RX 580 1x R9 390 8GB RAM CPU and SSD will need upgrade machine 2: i7-6700k 32GB RAM SSD will need upgrade Vega 64 currently have 100Megabit connection which will need upgrade
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) OpenVPN server on AWS
Why do you want to be a node? I think this is good tech, and I want to get in on the ground floor.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? I don't remember.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of?
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? It has performance and scaling characteristics exceeding VisaNet. Privacy is a primary goal.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? my job
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? no
As part of growing the Elixxir community, are you willing to create content as part of operating an Elixxir BetaNet node? Examples would be node setup & on-boarding review vlog post, bi-weekly twitter update, medium review of on-going node operational process, etc. Yes (how much content on a monthly basis?)
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis? It's not clear from the specs whether we are GPU, CPU, or memory-bound. This would be an interesting article.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A distributed network which is not decentralized has node(s) which may be in control of the decisions in which other nodes participate. In a fully decentralized network, control is shared by each node participating in decision-making. A fully decentralized network is also more resilient to failure.
As best as you can given currently available information, please describe the value proposition of the Elixxir platform and how it differs from other current blockchain solutions. Pre-processing provides speed exceeding VisaNet Decentralized Fault-tolerant Privacy-first Resistant to attacks by quantum algorithms
Privacy by Default is a goal of the Elixxir Platform. In your opinion, why is Privacy by Default critical for the future of the internet? No one other than me should own, profit from, or in any way control my identity. Currently, we have a bunch of information silos waiting to be exploited.
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