Orange VIII Node Application 12433505582

Respondent ID 12433505582
End Date 02/22/2021 6:09:29 PM
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City/Town Cardiff
State/Province South Glamorgan
Country Wales
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Cardiff
Node State/Province South Glamorgan
Node Country Wales
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
    What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I don't know yet.
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Maybe lacking a bit of knowledge but I'm here to grow and learn and embark on a new and prosperous future!
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 150mbps
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 900mbps
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 13p/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?` 100
    In what type of environment would this server be located? I'm going to start by running at home but if I have bandwidth problems I will pay for colocation to a DC. There are two in Cardiff I can use.
    If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). I will trial at home with Virgin G1
    If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. Nodes will not be allowed to run on Hetzner. If you do, you will not receive compensation. If the home bandwidth doesn't work out then my first choice will be Clearstream Data, Cardiff
    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)? No
    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. I'm going to build a 2U rack ready server with a second hand Threadripper (Ryzen is not available in the case they're offering me) & RTZ 3080 if I can get one. Otherwise maybe a Quadro RTX 4000?? Its turing and available in a couple of places here for £900
    Why do you want to be a node? Crypto is the future and I want to forge a path of skills and knowledge in that future.
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    • Telegram
    • Discord
    Are you an active member of those communities? No
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Quantum secure technology
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
    Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No
    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:
    • Livestream/broadcast video content: I work in streaming graphics and video content
    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. weekly / bi-weekly
    Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? Yes
    Why do you want to run a node in the xx network
    • To protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
    • To promote quantum secure distributed systems
    • To earn xx coins
    • To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
    • To contribute to a promising project
    • To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
    • To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A centralized network is owned by a government or corporation. A decentralized network is owned and run by The People!
    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. Secure messaging and payments without oversight and theft of our metadata!
    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? Currently we have none and we are just being farmed for our data!
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? If quantum computers can destroy ALL digital security not just blockchains then XX Network must have massive value.

    You should first check out if a threadripper passes the required passmarks.
    Threadripper 1900x is slower as a ryzen 5 3600 so it will not meet the soecs

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    I’m not sure about the CPU, but apart from that the application looks good to me.

    Only dream I see. No my vote(

    Thanks for the feedback. The quote I have been working to is a 2U server with a Threadripper 3960x.
    As far as I understand this is a totally awesome CPU and out specs the Ryzen 9 5950 and outperforms it in all but one benchmark??
    It is massively expensive though so I am looking for other quotes at the moment that can put a cheaper Ryzen in a 2U configuration for less money.

    Thanks a lot for your support. As per my reply to Abbaskaya the Threadripper I’m quoted for is really high end, but I am looking for cheaper alternatives at the moment as the total build cost for this machine is £5,000 so far. They offered me a cheaper Ryzen 9 in a 4U case but I am aiming for 2U config in case it has to go to DC for bandwidth reasons. Thanks a lot.

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    Hi there, thanks for the feedback.
    If you have a particular reason why you think I’m ‘dreaming’ then please specify so that I can at least give a response.

    Too many ifs. Nothing personal

    I believe everything starts with a dream.
    I think that @xx_network also did start with a dream.
    If you are able to meet the specs who cares.
    Hope to see you soon as a node runner.

    Thanks again I really appreciate your support.
    I’ve got a far better quote now. I’ll try to attach it to my reply to Sobolkzn shortly…
    Thanks a lot.

    I’ve tried to upload the quote I have just received…but I am not allowed as I’m a ‘new user’…so I have to copy and paste it.
    This is spec I will go for…

    Part Number Description Qty Unit Price Price
    Single line order number: JFL-CIC203-1000
    JFL-CIC203-1000 IND/2U/B550/5900X/32GB/250GB/1TB/RTX4000 1 £2,428.00 £2,428.00
    Bill of materials
    CIC-203-MX-00-BLK-01 2U Chassis 1x5.25,4x3.5 bays, 3 slot PCI/PCIe b/p 1
    OP-CIC206-FP 2U Mesh front panel for CIC-206 chassis 1
    CIC-OP-100-PCI-07 1U PCIe x16 Ribbon riser card 1
    XFAN-90 Low noise 17.7 dB(A) 80x80x25mm system fan 3
    PSU2686 600W Industrial MTBF: 100,000hrs 90~264V PS/2 PSU 1
    MBU3117 Asus PRIME B550M-K, AMD B550, AM4, MATX 1
    CPU1089 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AM4 Processor, 105W 1
    HSF0028 Low Profile High Performance CPU Cooler 1
    Total of 32GB’s of memory (4 x 8GB)
    MEM1126 8Gb DDR4 2400MHz CL19 DIMM memory module 4
    SSD0222 Samsung NVMe Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250GB SSD 1
    SSD0213 Samsung NVMe Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB SSD 1
    VCU PNY Quadro RTX 4000 8GB DDR6, 3 DP, Single Slot 1
    CDU2566 x24 DVD Writer Dual Layer 5.25" SATA Black OEM 1
    SPI0100 Front Panel USB ports on system to be connected 1
    ADP0109 USB3.0 Internal 19-Pin Male to Female M/F 50cm 1
    CAB0091 6" USB 2.0 Cable - USB A Female to USB Motherboard 4 Pin Header 1
    ML17 1m UK 3 Pin Plug to Right Angled IEC C13 Mains Cab 1
    488-191 IEC Inlet Socket 1
    All systems include;
    TRACKING-02 All Major Components Serialised For Traceability 1
    INT-03 System Integration to Customer Specifications 1
    TEST-02 Two-stage quality testing & 15Hr Full System Test 1
    SERV-TECH-TEL-LT Life Time Technical Telephone Support 1
    STD-WARRANTY Standard 2 year return to base (RTB) warranty 1
    CARR Courier Standard Next Day Del (non-refundable) 1
    CSF-NEW Create New Customer Specification Form 1
    Carriage £0.00
    TOTAL £2,428.00

    Will the XX software drivers be okay with this GPU?
    PNY Quadro RTX 4000 8GB DDR6

    I don’t think the rtx 4000 qualifies while it is not as fast as the rtx 2070 which is the minimum. Maybe @Keith could clarify if it is possible or not.

    I would say, if you have already own one, give it a try. But if you don’t, it would not be my first choice.

    Hi, I’ve spoken to the supplier again and have asked if he can find ANY GPU that matches the spec…

    Hi Keith thanks for your support…I’ve spoken to the supplier again and have asked if he can find ANY GPU that matches the spec…

    Hi, following the comments below about the GPU (I was offered the 4000 because supplies are so bad) I’ve spoken to the supplier again and have asked if he can find ANY GPU that matches the spec…

    There’s only one IF left…and it’s not a reflection on my suitability to run a node…GPU supplies are non existent…I have asked my supplier to try to find another GPU…we thought the Quadro 4000 was suitable and is available in the UK but the guys below think it might not work…I will post when I find an available GPU to complete the spec…I will purchase the machine as soon as I get approval.

    Try to find a used one.

    Hi, I think I’m there…same quote updated with available RTX 2080 Super :slight_smile: