Blockchain technology company Solana Labs recently published a blog post outlining plans to strike a balance between reliability and building a scalable and fast network. This stems from an issue that arose in last week’s 1.14 network update, which was designed to improve the speed and scalability of the network.
#solana Lab’s plan to address network stability and scalability issues @azcoinnews https://t.co/cSFWv5KIs8
— Kyptos (@azcoinnews) March 1, 2023
Solana Labs’ core engineers work on issues that directly impact network speed and availability, including ineffective gas metering, lack of transaction flow control, lack of market access, site fees, RAM spikes, storage costs, and restarts. The team has made these issues a priority for improving the user experience on the web.
The blog post outlines plans to improve the software release process, including inviting more external developers and auditors to test and find vulnerabilities, and continuing to support new software releases. External core engineers like the Firedancer team are building a second authenticator client.
Core engineers also plan to work with validators to improve the software release process by downgrading the testnet to mainnet-beta and the current feature set, and then promoting it to a new version of the release candidate, watching how the testnet migration happens in real time , and repeated during testing to determine the stability and robustness of the testnet. A new version was then released for mainnet beta validators to upgrade.
The team also assembled a rival team comprising nearly a third of Solana Labs’ core engineering team to build additional hooks and tools into the validator code to help find vulnerabilities in the protocol. Basic and provides hardware to run medium to large clusters to simulate races.
Improvements to the restart process are also underway, with nodes automatically discovering the latest confirmed location and sharing ledgers with each other if that location is lost.
The team worked on making these changes to ensure reliability wasn’t compromised by innovation and speed. They acknowledge that community input and support is invaluable and can help bring the web closer to a decentralized future.
Solana has more than 2,000 developers building thousands of programs online because it allows them to build things that are only available here. However, these developers also needed a stable platform that could anticipate all possible scenarios, and the team worked on making changes to meet that requirement.
At the time of writing, SOL price is trading at $22.66 after gaining almost 6% on the day.
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