Infrastructure Downsizing

Dear friends and Tron enthusiasts. After evaluating the last year voting and rewards and our earnings as a SR Partner, I have taken the decision to downsize the server infrastructure that is allocated to the TRON network.

Starting with November 2021, I plan to reduce the number of active TRON nodes from 11 down to a single one. This is mainly done to keep the costs down. In case anyone is wondering how this happened, I am transparent and will share the details below.

Each tron Node consumes 16 CPUs, 32-64 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage. While the datacenter has plenty of resources available as it was expanded at my own contribution, doing the math.. I provide ~176 vCPUs, ~416-704 GB of RAM and 22 TB of storage since we brought the nodes online in September 2019.

The initial plan was to help TRON, grow the network, bring awareness. The only thing we expected in return was other tron enthusiasts votes. I understand that 60% voting rewards is significant less than 80-100% as others are paying but we are not like others, this is how we operate as we have our costs.

In all this time the total earnings from the voting are in total sum of 1400 USD. (The full report can be found here).
This is a small drop in terms of returns, and I’m sad to admit that it is not enough for 1% of the network.

Our current voters are

Voters
Votes

Percentage

TVXkHyMWitcBseK6UCwPH3pfHX1sgBjCLh
138,178 82.908%
TXgbWCjqoM7QKSntXW9t1d9eoA3j9JUhCG
14,221 8.533%
TCEB1pg14dTmP3CG4NroHmrPg7PG2tSt5j
9,842 5.905%
TLV6x189E98jX75763SfTZS5EpNcv4o9Mv
3,000 1.80%
TJV5SHcLpMnNHSysoYigDqHFYbdrRYuZhq
1,000 0.60%
TC8HSbx8QXMQqNMwTCzwcYmxBAEiTyp6gC
200 0.12%
TB59xNQmLgP8GNdK8HSQpG647qa2dbNApN
200 0.12%
TTCa1Yr7Q2qsaaMSp8U78zHqzJxxLLyDMD
10 0.006%
TKsqoRbt8ywQpi1JBDFXVBeM87Az86hYj7
5 0.003%
TMHifEZDR61xZsittrgVbHaueXhGrWXEgC
5 0.003%
TYgotyWuRvowMefhE8VdNZXrVLrR2guk9S
3 0.002%

The first three accounts are with us for a long period of time. It’s worth mentioning that the second one is our own DAPP Fund that does accumulate our voting rewards. Kudos to everyone who is voting for us. We love you! You keep us going.

Going forward:
– The DAPP Fund will be used to pay for the expenses for the server colocation and expenses in the next few months. It was meant for developing new sites and services, and until now I was its main sponsor. It can very well be spent for datacenter expenses.
– We will keep just a single witness node running starting with November 2021.
– I remain open to any collaborations and projects. Feel free to reach out.

Thank you!
Dorian | TronLabs Romania

[Release] Java Tron GreatVoyage-v4.4.1(Protagoras)

The Java Tron GreatVoyage-v4.4.1(Protagoras) has been released today.

Note: This is a non-mandatory update.

GitHub link: https://github.com/tronprotocol/java-tron/releases/tag/GreatVoyage-v4.4.1

Changes

  • issues-4122 Solved the problem caused by database optimization. #4124
    Notes: Two solutions are proposed in this release, you can choose any one of them.

    • Restart the node with the latest configuration file. config file
    • Change the limits of the system file descriptor via unlimit -n -1 before the node startup.

There are two sides to every question.

— Protagoras

[Release] Java Tron GreatVoyage-v4.4.0 (Rousseau)

Java Tron GreatVoyage-v4.4.0 (Rousseau) has been released today.

Note: This is a forced update!

Link: https://github.com/tronprotocol/java-tron/releases/tag/GreatVoyage-v4.4.0

New Features

Core

  • TIP-289 Block broadcast logic optimization. #3986
  • TIP-290 Dynamic database query optimization. #3993
  • Transaction broadcast interface optimization. #4000
  • Database parameter optimization. #3992 #4018

TVM

  • TIP-272 Add a proposal to provide compatibility with Ethereum Virtual Machine. #4032
  • TIP-318 Add a proposal to be adapt to Ethereum London Release. #4032
  • The energy limit supports customization and the default value is increased in constant mode. #4032

API

  • Support ETH compatible JSON-RPC APIs excluding filter APIs. #4046
  • Support to disable specific APIs via the configuration file. #4045
  • Optimize the TriggerConstantContract API. #4032

Changes

  • Upgrade event plugin to support BTTC data. #4067
  • Increase the upper limit of the MaxFeeLimit network parameter. #4032
  • Optimize the quick deployment script start.sh see detail

 

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

— Rousseau