ADA North Pool (TICKER ANP fees 2,5% of your rewards as a variable fee and 340 ADA per epoch every 5 days) pool id: 0000fc522cea692e3e714b392d90cec75e4b87542c5f9638bf9a363a
Pooltool.io entry: https://pooltool.io/pool/0000fc522cea692e3e714b392d90cec75e4b87542c5f9638bf9a363a/blocks
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Intro about the pool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrGaSI0XgQo
Hardware: (Core servers)
1st core server has a ryzen 3700 8 core processor and 64GB of ECC ram. It has a Mellanox connectx 4 card and a Gigabyte X570 AORUS ULTRA motherboard. Together this gives 3 network interfaces. It also has 1TB of nvme ssd disk (two Kingston A2000 500GB NVMe M.2) and 8TB of disk space in two Seagate Enterprise Exos 4TB SATA disks.
2nd core server has a ryzen 3900 12 core processor and 64GB of ECC ram it also has a Mellanox connectx 4 card but with a single network interface and also from the Gigabyte 570 AORUS ELITE motherboard a 2nd network interface. Disk space is 2,5TB of PNY CS3030 M2 SSD cards (one 500gb for boot and such and one 2tb for main disk)
Network is run by direct fiber core server straight to the Mellanox card. This is a 1GB fiber connection. 2nd internet is through core server 2 with 0.5GB fiber.
Both servers are connected also through a LAN network so the nodes listening on both local and internet will keep updating even if one of the internet connections are down.
Servers have Mellanox network cards that can handle 75 million TCP packets per second and also even if they failed network would still get information updates though the local interface that is on another network card. To route the LAN network we have an industrial grade Mikrotik rb4011 router.
For power backup we have three BlueWalker PW UPS VI 2200 SHL and with the low power output of our servers due to the watt efficiency the servers and routers could run for around 10 hours without electricity.
I manually made scripts for all parts of pool operation process to have 100% control over code being used. I also firewall all our servers and follow best practice advice for security for production servers as I have found in the literature on the subject, but security is a constant moving target and we also wish to reach out for security experts to audit our services to ensure we are on the right path. We held a security contest during 2020 where there was found some vulnerabilities on the web server but no critical errors on the main Cardano pool server.
Progress report 2020-Q22021: