P-Rep TestNet 2nd Phase Underway!
Greetings fellow ICONists! The P-Rep TestNet 2nd Phase launched at UTC 0500 today! This second TestNET is a chance for P-Rep candidates and ICON enthusiasts to setup a node and participate in the ICON Network. The TestNet will test block productions and validation, intensive transaction load testing, and hard force and governance training. The purpose of the testing is to expose P-Rep candidates to diverse test situations in order to mitigate risk and ensure smooth operations prior to P-Rep.
Less than 12 hours in, things are running very smoothly! There are enough candidates for 2 different networks! Below is a screenshot of a tracker for one of the networks (with a portion of the technical information and sensitive information, such as IP addresses, removed):
You can see several P-Rep candidates, and a couple ICON Enthusiasts that may not yet be running as a P-Rep node! Also note the Regions as this is a true example of a global network! Some P-Rep candidates have multiple nodes to test increased availability. The ICON team and P-Rep candidates have all been very helpful in troubleshooting errors, and as a team we have been able to fix all issues that have come up very quickly!
The testing will continue until July 30th. We expect, and hope, that there will be failures, because TestNet is the opportune time to learn and improve our node architecture so that failures are limited during MainNet operation.
The TestNet is still open for anyone who would like to join! Please see this post for instructions on how to apply: https://medium.com/helloiconworld/p-rep-testnet-2nd-phase-announcement-9b63794fd302
I would be more than happy to help anyone to setup a node and join us on our adventures in TestNet!