This post is for i2 hardware, as the title implies. Any other users of the Hopr or i2, please share your experiences for what you’ve found works and what does not.
Since the mid May update, Go Ethereum chain syncing does not seem doable on the i2’s Pentium processor, which is the heart of the Avado Hopr box. Node synchronization over GEth habitually falls short by 120 or so blocks for my node.
Exploring other chains to run in tandem with Hopr, I’ve tried running Open Eth and XDai. Both released within the past 2 weeks.
Open Eth seems to halt at a given block and to date links with 50-51 out of 100 peers. CPU use while running XDai (plus2 other non resource using DApps) with a cooler on the unit hits 100%… not good.
XDai after synchronizing for roughly one week is progressing but is still roughly 30,000 blocks behind. This is longer than expected, 2-3 days.
After pausing Open Eth to have the CPU focus on XDai, the CPU meter indicates use at 60%.
Should I remove Open Eth and the 2 other DApps, while keeping XDai and reinstalling Hopr–I expect the CPU use to stay around 60%.
Though not ideal for a multi-use machine, it is doable as a single use piece of hardware with minimal electricity costs for hosting the Hopr network.
Once the XDai chain has sync’d, I’ll fire up Hopr app and continue with testing and observations.