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We're securing the network TOGETHER.
Each node is configured using industry best practice - firewalls, offline keys, discrete hosting, and more. Most of the system is automated to prevent human mistakes.
We have redundant servers spread out all over the world. Not only does this ensure our blocks transmit fast and efficiently through the network, it also prevents any local disaster from affecting performance.
Each server is hardened against denial of service attacks. We keep some relays private as an extra precaution to prevent a targeted attacks.
The cluster is a hybrid of bare-metal and cloud servers. This allows us to utilize the strengths of each system type to provide a robust network of nodes.
Higher pledged pools pay higher rewards. OASIS is among the top 1% highest pledged public pools and is self-funded.
Nodes are kept above the minimum required specifications. Servers can be easily added and upgraded to follow any protocol demand. We're ready to scale with Cardano.
Standbys are used during upgrades and in the unlikely event of server failure, another automatically and immediately takes it place.
By pairing time syncronization with many distributed relays, we are able to keep communication delays to a minimum.
- The OASIS way -
The main goals of every stake pool is to be online at all times and forge every block assigned. OASIS strives to be among the best stake pools on the network. Here are some of the ways we do it.
Before each epoch we calculate our slot-leader schedule. When we know the schedule, we can plan any server maintenance around it to ensure the node is performing at its best when the time comes for it to produce a block. During upgrades, there is always a standby active to ensure no downtime.
After a block is made it needs to reach all the other nodes in the network very quickly (ms time-scale). OASIS has multiple relays distributed all over the world and each of these is communicating with different relays from other pools. We are able to reach every node in the network in just a few jumps. We do not make all of these relays public.
Each virtual server is hosted in a different data center, and some nodes are on bare metal servers. All of them are in different parts of the world. The cluster has layers of redundancy; if one server fails another one automatically takes its place. This is how we ensure, even in disaster, we are minting all our assigned blocks.
Pledge is the amount of stake the pool operator has in their own pool; you could call this their commitment to Cardano and the pool. Because the network prefers higher pledged pools, they pay better rewards than lower pledge pools. OASIS is within the top 1% highest pledged public pools and is self-funded.
OASIS voluntarily reports its current block height PoolTool.io. By comparing OASIS' block height to the height other pools are reporting, you can see that we, the pool, are online, healthy, and up to date.