2021-01-18 Engineering Update

Chain

  • We managed to run 8 shards with 2k TPS. The next step is 4k TPS, the bottlenecks are mostly around suboptimalities of network communication, so nothing in protocol is fundamentally stopping us from growing TPS further. And we haven’t even started optimizing performance of a single shard. We are also now focusing more on the networking layer;
  • Join discussion on adding secp signatures for validators;

Infra

  • We added support for coredumps to allow us better diagnostics;
  • We are working on Terraform configs that would allow anyone to launch their own RPC nodes;

EVM

Bridge

Contract runtime

Node Interfaces

Berry Pickers (About Berry Pickers here)

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I love having this update because it gives some specific progress nuggets to pass on to the community. “Plain English” micro updates are very helpful. Thank you.

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Thanks for posting these! Can also feed into weekly updates that @jlwaugh is working on …

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