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[Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« on: April 13, 2017, 11:28:39 pm »
Witness proposal for: sahkan-bitshares


Dedicated Production Server with my Witness runs in New York:



Hardware:
Dell PowerEdge Dual Dual Xeon X5650 Hexa-Core CPUs  - 24 Cores @ 2.66 GHz
64 GB of RAM
240 GB SSD

Data Center:
1 Gbit (GigE) Network Port - Unmetered Bandwith
Network Uptime Guarantee: 100%
Power Uptime Guarantee:   100%
100% GREEN data center

Current Performance Snapshot:



Targeted Lifecycle: 2 years (12 months already paid for)

Seed/Backup/Test node runs in Hawaii:
Currently 8 Core, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD


Price Feed: BTS Tools v 4.9.0 (Thanks to [member=6601]wackou[/member] )
                    I have disabled Yanubi feeds based on some conversations on the forum. If this needs to be enabled I need an active witness to confirm this for me.

A fair amount of work has been done in the past few weeks learning Bitshares (graphene)  and getting everything aligned properly to launch my witness proposal. It’s extremely important to provide a great service for the DEX users and continue to improve upon those services. I understand the responsibility to the Bitshares community and I am providing my Hardware to exclusively support DEX (I have no plans to run steem, muse or any other graphene nodes on my servers). I believe that we need to continue to build a robust platform infrastructure capable of handling heavy loads at a moment's notice.

Transparency:
- I am not affiliated with any other accounts on Bitshares (not running any other witnesses).
- Emergencies might happen (node upgrades due to bugs etc.) therefore I will provide my name, email, phone number and WhatsApp contact information to the following individuals if they ask for it:
1. Anyone with +100MLN votes for my witnesses
2. Key Developers and Committee Members
3. [member=31]fav[/member] because fav has strict roll calls and I don't want to miss them ;)
4. [member=37127]JonnyBitcoin[/member]
5. Or as required by future developments.

While it's a common fact that we have many highly qualified witnesses running for the (currently) 21 active witness spots it has got to be mentioned that not all witnesses are active, some of them run node versions that are +50 weeks old and are set up on dated VPS platforms. I am not asking for anyone to be voted down, I am just offering capable services to sustain DEX for the months to come either as a standby or active witness.

If you decide to vote on my witness please check my position at:
https://www.cryptofresh.com/witnesses and if your vote makes me an active witness please send me a PM so I can monitor it after the next maintenance window.
[Edit 14 APR 17: I got voted in last night, Thank you! All issues fixed]

I encourage others to get involved. I will put together some guides to hopefuly make it easier. Here is my first one:
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,23925.0.html
« Last Edit: May 06, 2017, 04:40:15 am by sahkan »

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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 01:11:18 am »
Nice looking server and nice witness proposal.  :)
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 03:39:30 am »
It's great to see another user of Wackou's BTS tools. Nice stats on your server, and good job on your witness proposal as well. I will encourage [member=120]xeroc[/member] to vote for you.

I also agree with you about the lack of dedication on the part of some witnesses.
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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 04:28:33 am »
Thank you both. I made an attempt to get a current picture of the DEX infrastructure but most of the witnesses are anonymous and did not offer any specs (I had to guess on yours [member=21490]Thom[/member] and probably got it wrong cause you have so many). Maybe [member=31]fav[/member] can energize everyone to get the gaps filled:

Rank   Witness   Votes   Missed   Server   Cores   RAM   HD   Transfer   Seed Nodes
1   in.abit 1.6.35   776.2M   133   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
2   abc123 1.6.65   759.2M   838   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
3   bhuz 1.6.17   745.8M   1093   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
4   wackou 1.6.18   737.2M   1270   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   1
5   delegate.baozi 1.6.37   734.4M   1016   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
6   fox 1.6.16   726.6M   2892   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
7   witness.yao 1.6.71   724.8M   2136   Linode VPS   4   12GB   96GB   4TB   Uknown
8   verbaltech2 1.6.34   721.9M   1196   VPS   4   8GB   Uknown   Uknown   5
9   rnglab 1.6.45   711.6M   1275   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
10   xman 1.6.64   709.8M   1133   Ali VPS   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
11   jerryliu 1.6.72   699.2M   2747   Linode VPS   6   12GB   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
12   xn-delegate 1.6.59   682.1M   2286   Linode VPS   4   8GB   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
13   witness.still 1.6.69   647.9M   8273   Ali VPS   2   8GB   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
14   delegate-clayop 1.6.27   645.1M   3350   VPS   2   7.5GB   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
15   xeldal 1.6.22   589.5M   920   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
16   datasecuritynode 1.6.49   559.7M   4786   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
17   roadscape 1.6.13   545.8M   1374   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
18   delegate.freedom 1.6.63   436.7M   3570   Aliyun VPS   2   16GB   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
19   harvey-xts 1.6.23   434.2M   4952   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   2
20   delegate.ihashfury 1.6.26   428.6M   865   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
21   spartako 1.6.15   360.9M   968   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
Standby Witnesses                           
Rank   Witness   Votes   Missed                  
22   mr.agsexplorer 1.6.24   339.9M   824   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
23   spectral 1.6.30   321.9M   2208   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
24   delegate.taolje 1.6.38   308.1M   883   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
25   delegated-proof-of-steak 1.6.42   305.9M   2100   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
26   riverhead 1.6.31   297.2M   1117   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
27   maqifrnswa 1.6.43   292.6M   6144   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
28   public-witness-one 1.6.70   289.1M   564   Aliyun VPS   4   16GB   Uknown   Uknown   0
29   roelandp 1.6.74   285.3M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
30   sahkan-bitshares 1.6.73   280.0M   0   Dedicated   24   64GB   240GB SSD   Unlimited   1
31   delegate-1.lafona 1.6.28   279.7M   678   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
32   liondani 1.6.48   274.8M   309   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
33   delegate.btsnow 1.6.40   259.2M   3768   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
34   dragonball 1.6.46   241.1M   260   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
35   plkj 1.6.66   233.7M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
36   checkraiser 1.6.44   229.1M   266   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
37   banxio 1.6.52   227.2M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
38   delegate.webber 1.6.58   226.8M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
39   b33lz38v8 1.6.41   226.7M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
40   dele-puppy 1.6.14   226.2M   3482   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
41   holytransaction 1.6.32   224.9M   86   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
42   bitsharesbanker 1.6.55   220.9M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
43   duplessisc1 1.6.62   220.8M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
44   bts-bitshares-argentina 1.6.33   220.8M   29   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
45   salvation-2016 1.6.61   220.8M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
46   billbutler 1.6.57   220.8M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
47   omalley-crypto 1.6.54   220.8M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
48   chronos-youtube 1.6.67   218.2M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
49   triox-delegate 1.6.29   218.0M   118   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
50   betaxtrade 1.6.39   217.5M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
51   nexus-dev 1.6.68   205.2M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
52   bitcrab 1.6.56   201.1M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
53   blckchnd 1.6.75   186.2M   0   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
54   elmato 1.6.20   156.3M   3006   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
55   cyrano 1.6.21   145.4M   2789   Uknown   Uknown   16GB   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
56   bitcube 1.6.12   130.9M   12829   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
57   bue 1.6.25   121.1M   4234   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
58   mindphlux.witness 1.6.19   46.2M   1746   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
59   openledger-dc 1.6.76   11409   0   Dedicated   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown   Uknown
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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 04:46:42 am »
What else would you offer, except the server? What are your skills/how do you complement bitshares?
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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 05:05:34 am »
What else would you offer, except the server? What are your skills/how do you complement bitshares?
Even though I've been in crypto for over 4 years now, getting active in a new project is always a change of pace and a learning experience. I definitely have to maintain the server and keep up with the software requirements. Do you have something particular in mind that you would have me do? Or are you also asking for my education? I have a Masters in Computer Science and plenty of certs to go with it.

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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 05:12:57 am »
What else would you offer, except the server? What are your skills/how do you complement bitshares?
Even though I've been in crypto for over 4 years now, getting active in a new project is always a change of pace and a learning experience. I definitely have to maintain the server and keep up with the software requirements. Do you have something particular in mind that you would have me do? Or are you also asking for my education? I have a Masters in Computer Science and plenty of certs to go with it.

I'm asking because since the last payment increase for witnesses, running a server is just not enough (in my opinion) to justify a vote.
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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 05:31:52 am »
What else would you offer, except the server? What are your skills/how do you complement bitshares?
Even though I've been in crypto for over 4 years now, getting active in a new project is always a change of pace and a learning experience. I definitely have to maintain the server and keep up with the software requirements. Do you have something particular in mind that you would have me do? Or are you also asking for my education? I have a Masters in Computer Science and plenty of certs to go with it.

I'm asking because since the last payment increase for witnesses, running a server is just not enough (in my opinion) to justify a vote.

Yes, you are right. I am not asking you to vote for me unless you feel it will benefit the community. That of course might happen today , in the future or never. As far as the witness pay goes, I think some people try to make an income out of it where in fact that infrastructure should be maintained by people or businesses that utilize DEX and have higher stakes in it and can provide better equipment then what we seem to have now (even though obviously a small VPS can handle now). But with Openledger stepping in now and few individuals that don't depend on that witness income I believe that we can improve the DEX infrastructure by quite a bit and be prepared for a rapid growth in transactions without skipping a beat.

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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 02:37:52 pm »
sorry delegate.freedom RAM not 4GB,is 16GB,  36 months paid
备用服务器:128GB  32 Cores  1TSAS 
« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 02:48:14 pm by freedom »

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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 03:08:54 pm »
sorry delegate.freedom RAM not 4GB,is 16GB,  36 months paid
备用服务器:128GB  32 Cores  1TSAS

Thank you, I updated my spreadsheet.

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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 03:21:45 pm »
Quick update on my witness:
I wanted to thank everyone that voted for me. Now on the missing blocks: l became an active witness at 2:00AM my time, woke up after 4:00AM and found out than my witness update from yesterday:
update_witness "sahkan-bitshares" "https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,23996.0.html" "" true
Switched my signing key even though according to the docs, a blank entry should not update the key. Luckily it was a quick fix.

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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2017, 02:54:49 am »
[29 APR 17] sahkan-bitshares Witness Update:

Witness Server Performance:
24 Core, 64GB, 240GB SSD


Price feeds:
bitEUR/BTS, bitNZD/BTS, bitAUD/BTS, bitCNY/BTS, bitJPY/BTS, TUSD/BTS, bitBTC/BTS, bitSGD/BTS, bitKRW/BTS,  bitARS/BTS, CASH.USD/BTS, bitGBP/BTS, bitTRY/BTS, bitCHF/BTS, ALTCAP/bitBTC, bitHKD/BTS, bitCAD/BTS, bitSILVER/BTS, RUBLE/BTS, bitUSD/BTS, bitGOLD/BTS,, bitMXN/BTS, BTWTY/BTS

Seed:
Currently 8 Core, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD

I have added another dedicated server:
Dallas, TX - 16 core, 96GB RAM, 1TB HDD

It's a full node and provides an additional access point to DEX:
https://dexnode.net

You can check the SSL rating here: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=dexnode.net

If you are running a light wallet and would like to connect to it, you can  go to SETTINGS, ACCESS, ADD API and add: wss://dexnode.net/ws

To do (next few days):
- Test xeroc's new price feed script
- Add a professional price feed, please contribute to this topic: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,24006.0.html
- Add a seed node Done, added a seed node on 30 APR 17 - 23.92.53.182:1776 - VPS, 4 cores, 18GB RAM, 90GB SSD
- Upgrade my Hawaii seed

Note to other witnesses: If you want my vote just reply here or PM me your witness server specs: number of cores, ram, disk size and how many seeds you run in addition to your main server. (Hint: your RAM needs to be 16GB or more)

« Last Edit: May 06, 2017, 04:39:47 am by sahkan »

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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2017, 07:30:27 am »
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Powerful witness server, and glad to see the witness team injected fresh blood.

I'm a proxy, you have my vote!
Voting status will be updated in 16:00 ( UTC+8 ).

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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2017, 08:01:37 am »
+5%
Powerful witness server, and glad to see the witness team injected fresh blood.

I'm a proxy, you have my vote!
Voting status will be updated in 16:00 ( UTC+8 ).
Thank you, you guys motivate me every day  8)

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Re: [Witness Proposal] sahkan-bitshares
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2017, 05:00:11 am »
sahkan-bitshares Witness Update:

Team, there is a lot of stuff happening lately so I wanted to give you another quick update that might benefit you.

First off snapshot of the Witness server:


Notice the RAM usage, it has increased by 34% in about 23 days. The activity on the DEX is picking up!

I have added a full node with a web wallet:
- You can access the web wallet here:  https://dexnode.net
- If you are already using a light or web wallet and need another api server to improve the performance, add my api server: wss://dexnode.net/ws (in SETTINGS, ACCESS)

I have replaced my Hawaii seed node with 2 new ones:
- Los Angeles, CA  23.92.53.182:1776
- Maidenhead, UK 192.121.166.162:1776

A snapshot of the LA seed:


A great snapshot and witness performance tool is available here: http://roelandp.nl/bitshareswitnesslog/ thanks to [member=43607]roelandp[/member]

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