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

[Release] Java Tron GreatVoyage-v4.2.2 (Lucretius)

Today Java Tron GreatVoyage-v4.2.2 (Lucretius) was released by the Tron foundation.
Official Link: https://github.com/tronprotocol/java-tron/releases/tag/GreatVoyage-v4.2.2

Note: This is forced Upgrade !

New Features
Core
Changes
  • Optimize the initialization of the pre-complie contract BatchValidateSign
    #3836

Server move / Planed maintenance

Monday the 7th of June 2021, all our server equipment will be moved by our provider to a new datacenter location. Please expect a downtime of 6-12 hours starting with 8 PM (GMT+2 Bucharest).

TronLabs Romania DAPPS Fund Report

TronLabsRomania-DAPPS-Fund
TXgbWCjqoM7QKSntXW9t1d9eoA3j9JUhCG

Update 25.05.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate since we started and until now (5636 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. The initial 2000 TRX generated 65 TRX from voting rewards in the same time frame of 18 months. The DAPP Funds needs more, as the projects need to be worked on and I will have to pump every cent.

Update 06.07.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 25.05.2020 – 07.07.2020 (160 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. An additional 9 TRX were claimed as voting rewards and added on top. The fund balance has been increased by 169 TRX.

Update 18.07.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 07.07.2020 – 18.07.2020 (160 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. An additional 37 TRX were added on top for a total of 197 TRX. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 9 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 206 TRX.

Update 27.07.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 18.07.2020 – 27.07.2020 (160 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 8 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 168 TRX.

Update 06.08.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 27.07.2020 – 06.08.2020 (163 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 8 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 172 TRX.

Update 18.08.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 06.08.2020 – 18.08.2020 (207 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 10 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 217 TRX.

Update 11.09.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 18.08.2020 – 11.09.2020 (454 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 29 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 483 TRX.

Update 10.10.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 11.09.2020 – 10.10.2020 (740 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 49 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 790 TRX.

Update 19.11.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 10.10.2020 – 19.11.2020 (601 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 51 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 652 TRX.

Update 17.12.2020
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 19.11.2020 – 17.12.2020 (327 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 31 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 359 TRX.

Update 29.05.2021
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 17.12.2020 – 29.05.2021 (1595 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 169 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 1764 TRX.

Update 07.10.2021
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 29.05.2021 – 07.10.2021 (1372 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 163 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 1535 TRX.

Update 02.11.2021
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 07.10.2021-02.11.2021 (306 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 39 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 345 TRX.

Update 15.11.2021
Today all the voting rewards that were accumulated by the SR Candidate in the timeframe from 02.11.2021-15.11.2021 (142 TRX) were claimed and sent to the Tron DAPP Development fund. In addition to this, the Dapp Fund account also claimed 18 TRX, it’s rewards for voting.
The total fund balance has been increased by 160 TRX.

 

Switch in data center room

Infrastructure update

Wow.. 245 days have passed since the last big Maintenance work in the infrastructure. And more then 1 Year since the last upgrade.

Even if a high Uptime is considered good and the servers are present on the world map 24/7 it’s time for an infrastructure update. As the entire world is in isolation and i’m working from home I see an opportunity as I  have found the needed time to perform an overhaul of the servers.

The planned changes are:
Timeline 02-05 May 2020
– Upgrade the storage of each VM to 1 TB Disks. Right now each is using 3/4 of the allocated space and in order to grow without problems it would be good to provision it upfront.
– Update the Data center infrastructure by updating the software for hosts, the management, storage, performing driver and firmware updates, etc.

Timeline 29.05-02.06*
Hardware Upgrade –  Server Upgrade increasing capacity of compute and storage.

*) depending on the law and country restrictions

Again on the Tronscan Map..

And.. we are again back on the map! (14.09.2019 – 9 AM GMT+2)

How come we’ve disapeared?
Sadly.. in Romania, it seems that we are the only server (tron nodes) operators. There were some folks who ran the nodes but now ours are the only one. Once we dropped back to 10.. puf, the country was removed from the map.

Screenshot (before)

10 nodes before 14.09.2019

10 nodes before 14.09.2019 that were run by our SR Candidate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to address the issue I’ve deployed the 11th node. Now, all 11 that are shown on the maps belong to this SR Candidate (TronLabs Romania)

This is how it looks now

11 nodes Tronlabs Romania candidate

11 nodes after 14.09.2019 at 9 AM that belong to our SR candidate