[bitcoin-dev] Bitcoin Node Speed Test

Marcel Jamin marcel at jamin.net
Thu Jul 23 19:56:36 UTC 2015


He measured the upload capacity of the peers by downloading from them, or
am I being dumb? :)


2015-07-23 18:05 GMT+02:00 Peter Todd via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org>:

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> On 23 July 2015 10:19:59 GMT-04:00, slurms--- via bitcoin-dev <
> bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> >This does not support the theory that the network has the available
> >bandwidth for increased block sizes, as in its current state 37% of
> >nodes would fail to upload a 20MB block to a single peer in under 20
> >seconds (referencing a number quoted by Gavin). If the bar for
> >suitability is placed at taking only 1% of the block time (6 seconds)
> >to upload one block to one peer, then 69% of the network fails for 20MB
> >blocks. For comparison, only 10% fail this metric for 1MB blocks.
>
> Note how due to bandwidth being generally asymetric your findings are
> probably optimistic - you've measured download capacity. On top of that
> upload is further reduced by the fact that multiple peers at once need to
> be sent blocks for reliability.
>
> Secondly you're measuring a network that isn't under attack - we need
> significant additional margin to resist attack as performance is
> consensus-critical.
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