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Testnet v0.1: Initial Consortium

Goals

The main goal of v0.1 is to:

  • Bootstrap an initial consortium that will scan the network
  • Support scoring of Filecoin Storage Providers only
  • Have a basic MVP protocol running on FVM (or on Ethereum)

Protocol

The protocol for v0.1 will be a simplified version and it will be useful for bootstrapping the network.

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Protocol v0.1 (Initial Consortium)

Phases

Phase 0: Gather reporting nodes (in progress)

We are targeting 10 initial nodes that will contribute in reporting metrics about the network.

Roles

  • Scan the target networks (see phases)
  • Report data metrics

Expectation

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Initial Consortium Candidates

NameStatusAudits already?LinkAggregated data
Starboard
To Contact
Yes - csv
Estuary
To Contact
Pando (incl. autoretrieve)
FIL+ Notaries
To Contact
Slingshot & other data programs
To Contact
Pando [We can add evergreen data too]
Pando (by Ken Labs)
To Contact
not interested in becoming an auditor
FilFox
To Contact
consumes dealbot data
ChainSafe
To Contact
LeewayHertz
To Contact
Patrick’s working group [interested in the project]
Myel
To Contact
Yes - csv, not interested in joining as an auditor
Filecoin Stations (Retrieval Markets)
To Contact
Filecoin Saturn
Dmob (filrep)
Open to provide data, Pando
CrossChain
To Contact
Interested in joining as auditors. Willing to add retrieval prices to their tool, open to test retrievals. They also have a proposal for aggregator node

Working notes

Early nodes for evaluating the network performance

Slingshot
  • Consumes data from Retrieval Bot to list retrievability
  • RetBot was built by Digital Mob

Phase 1: Agree on standard for reported metric

Metrics

Basic metrics we want to gather in this first versions of the protocol are the following:

  • Time to first byte
    • Key feature: low latency
  • Average Retrieval Speed (MB/s)
    • Key feature: high speed retrieval
  • Actual Retrieval Success (percentage)
    • Key Feature: SP reliability wrt retrieval

Phase 2: Run aggregator for on-chain metrics reporting

  • Choose what chain we use to report the metrics