What specific WAN research are ya working on? More context plz. Stats in this space are rather sparse, most of the time is spent building the systems, I think. Thought there is the wonderful eth stats dashboard https://ethstats.net/
@AlexeyAkhunov awesome thanks I’ll check it out
@tcsiwula how throughput, latency, bandwidth, and packet loss effect the performance of consensus algorithms and protocols within the Ethereum blockchain
Throughout does have an effect, from what I understand, but how are applications validated prior to deployment?
I’m a performance engineer
So I’d like to figure that stuff out
affect the performance of consensus algorithms and protocols
@zscole Presumably you mean uncle rate, here. If not, then what?
That would be a part of it, yes
But also like in PoS, wouldn’t latency affect achieving correct consensus?
[Vitalik Buterin] though it's worth stressing that protocol scalability isn't really that consensus algo dependent
[Vitalik Buterin] but it's not like a 100 factor difference
Sure, but other protocols that do affect scalability are influenced by WAN conditions such as throughput, latency, and packet loss.
And transaction times
Wouldn’t PoS like CBC even, affect scalability as well if adverse network impairments inhibited achieving proper consensus?
[Vitalik Buterin] so the overhead of all these protocols is not that high relative to transaction load
[Vitalik Buterin] and actually PoW has the lowest overhead of all