Hello fellow Livepeer Orchestrators, Delegators, Broadcasters, and ever helpful folks on the Livepeer Discord!
I’m a Network Engineer, and a fan of distributed computing and blockchain technology.
I found the Livepeer project to solve a geniunely useful problem - provide a protocol for distributed GPU resource access. Building applications besides video transcoding like access to the ML chips on newer GPUs is a clear cut use case, compelling stuff!
I started by running a transcoder for the Livepool.io pool and am the top performing transcoder (0x3302c4f79a63825f40c71ecf67bae28b9136a22f ) in SEA (not a lot of work this side of the world).
I started my own orchestrator on 26th Sept. 2021 (with 21 LPT) providing 12 streams via a GTX 950 and a Quadro P400. Primary WAN uplink is 1 Gbit fiber, with 500 Mbit failover fiber from another ISP. The current location has power back and fire suppression. Both Tier 1 ISPs own undersea dark fiber globally and are present at all major IXs (Internet Exchange).
See https://bgpview.io/asn/9498#peers-v4 and https://bgpview.io/asn/9498#peers-v6
I live 20 Kms from a Tier 3 datacenter where I also co-locate hardware (for other projects) if I feel the need to move the Orchestrator infrastructure out of the current location. The current workload does not warrant this, but could be achieved with almost no downtime. Adding more hardware / resources are a non-issue once there’s enough work.
Currently, there are no other stakers or transcoders but me and given high Gas prices I am not calling a daily reward and have set a 0% reward and 100% fee cut.
This will be changed to be competitive with other orchestrators as soon as I get stakers / transcoders / delegators or an L2 payment system is implemented making daily reward calls worth the transaction fees.
I will be applying for the Titan-node grant and any support is greatly appreciated!