Orange III Node Application 12038669896, submitted on 10-01-2020

Respondent ID 12038669896
Application Date 10/01/2020 2:32:34 PM
Applicant City Saint Petersburg
Applicant State/Province no
Applicant Country Russia
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Group (please identify legal organization name & structure)
Legal organization name & structure We are a group of enthusiasts, no official name
Node City Helsinki
Node Province
Node Country Finland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? 1. Clearer instructions 2.Timely notification of all validator nodes about upcoming changes.3.Equal conditions for all participants 4. Monitoring the chain of validators
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? At the moment, I do not see such obstacles in front of me. I have enough strength and resources to keep the node in a trouble-free state for the entire duration of the test
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. up to -9 euro cents per megawatt-hour
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 50
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs The c houses the powerful third generation Ryzen 7 3700X CPU from AMD, which is based on Zen 2 architecture. We've equipped this model with two 1024 GB NVME SSDs, which make it ideal for creative workloads and use cases with high storage requirements. The 64 GB of DDR4 ECC RAM in this model provide excellent performance, and thanks to its ability to detect and correct errors, increased reliability and data integrity.
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: no
Why do you want to be a node? I like everything related to data, both in work and in hobbies.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I see an excellent opportunity to develop professionally together with professionals, as well as to have excellent acquaintances
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? dfinity, certik, mina protocol, livepeer, solana
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? no, but I would like to visit
Do you have past experience managing communities or creating content to be distributed across social media? Please enter details for all with which you are comfortable or have experience:
As part of growing the xx network community, are you willing to create content as part of operating an xx network 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. No
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To earn xx coins, To contribute to a promising project
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized means that there is no single point where the decision is made. ... Distributed means that the processing is shared across multiple nodes, but the decisions may still be centralized and use complete system knowledge
As best as you can given currently available information, please describe the value proposition of the xx network platform and how it differs from other current blockchain solutions.
Privacy by Default is a goal of the xx network Platform. In your opinion, why is Privacy by Default critical for the future of the internet?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

looks like you are hosting on Hetzner… Do you know that you need a RTX 2070 GPU as a minimum requirement?

No GPU means that I cannot support the application

Agreed, a Hetzner VPS likely case.

Note that CPU-only nodes running in over-represented datacenters (such as Hetzner) are now being disabled and asked to make changes to continue operating, see here.

Could you please confirm that you’d run a node with the required GPU? I’d consider that a necessary requirement to be preselected.

Needs to meet min. HW requirements.