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Best Practices for Hivers: What It Takes to Achieve Success with the SWRM Labs Hive

Oct 2, 2020 10:22:25 AM / by SWRM Labs

The SWRM Labs Hive is a decentralized network of peers, built on IPFS, which connect to our bootstrap nodes and to each other. Peers serve content to customers and their end users; content files are uploaded to SWRM Labs’ bootstrap nodes, and the bootstrap nodes search for peer nodes that fit the parameters that will enable the best end user experiences.

Hive peer nodes need to be connected to the internet as near to 24x7 as possible, and have as strong an uplink connection as possible to become a “preferred” node.

The base requirements to qualify as a SWRM Labs Hive peer node are:

  • 1 GHz CPU X86 system running Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.13 or higher, or NAS running 64-bit Linux (Raspberry Pi 3 or better)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 10 GB HDD storage free space
  • 10 Mbps uplink internet connectivity
  • LAN or Wifi connectivity to router
  • Connected at least 21.5 hours per day

The preferred system configuration elements for a SWRM Labs Hive peer node are:

  • X86 system running current OS version of Windows or OS X, or NAS running 64-bit Linux (Raspberry Pi 4 or better)
  • 16+ GB RAM
  • 250 GB to 1TB+ SSD storage free space
  • 100+ Mbps uplink internet connectivity
  • Wired LAN connectivity to fixed IP address router
  • Connected at least 21.5 hours per day

Peers should configure their systems to always be powered and never go to sleep. While it is possible to run a peer on a laptop, this is NOT a preferred configuration; users should use a desktop or subdesktop device.

Please visit https://swrmlabs.io for more information.

Tags: Distributed Storage, HIVE, Specifications

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