Ripple CTO David Schwartz recently shared the amazing statistics of their newly built XRP Ledger software. As made public on December 17, these statistics were acquired by Schwartz after merging different performance proposals by several software engineers. And the resulting product is very impressive. Schwartz even referred to the initials tests, after the implemented upgrade, as “incredibly encouraging.”
The recently performed test in the more optimum version of the XRP Ledger was done by shutting down the server and restarting it after a minute of waiting. As stated by Ripple’s CTO that this method is to replicate the process of restarting to upgrade similar operations and codes. The test measured three metrics: data processing, memory consumption, and the time the task was performed.
Via the Ripple CTO’s Twitter account, Schwartz stated that the XRP Ledger software’s current version is version 1.7.0-b5. This version has an average synchronization speed that clocks at 82 seconds. The software also occupies 5.2 Gigabytes of memory and can reach a total of 73,000 nodes per second.
In comparison, the newly optimized version that the Ripple CTO is currently testing has a synchronization speed of 37 seconds, occupies 2.2 GB, and can reach up to 327,000 nodes each second on the computer where Schwartz conducted the test. This improvement represents a major optimization upgrade close to 50% on almost every metric that they measured after the said upgrade.
The XRP Ledger GitHub page already has this published under the XRP Ledger optimization branch. The Ripple CTO also acknowledged and welcomed the contribution of the community and said that an audit would be needed to confirm the results of the test. He also doesn’t recommend using the optimized version on “real money machines” yet.
On another note, ScandiNodes, the Flare Network’s Scandinavian delegation service, has also announced that since December 16, they are functioning as an official validator of the XRP Ledger. This announcement extends the scope of their delegation services. This means that users will now be able to leverage their Spark tokens as viable collateral to get XRP/FXRP and earn trading fees.
As previously reported, on December 12, 2020, the Flare Network Snapshot that recorded the accounts that are eligible to be a recipient of the Airdrop of Spark tokens from Flare Networks happened. However, some users expected to receive the said tokens on the same day as well. Contrary to their belief, the token is expected to be distributed via this airdrop next year, either in the first or second quarter of 2021.