Solana, a blockchain platform structured to host decentralized applications (dApps), has recently disclosed a strategy to make its network more scalable, reliable, and rapid. The company stated that these things are a part of its peak priority in dealing with the decentralized web. The platform mentioned that the problems faced in its recent 1.14 update (that was related to improvements in scaling and speed) pointed toward the difficulties in stability maintenance.
Solana Unveils a Strategy to Enhance Network Upgrades with New Improvements
In a blog post shared on Medium, Solana noted that it is continuously investigating the matter and additional details will also be provided to the community. Nonetheless, meanwhile, it has shared its strategy to deal with the balance between reliability as well as developing a rapid and scalable network. It revealed that the focus of the platform up to its 1.14 release was on fixing the live issues affecting the usability and speed of the network.
The respective problems took into account unacceptable gas metering, deficient fee markets, restart and storage overhead, spiralling ram, and deficient flow control over transactions. As per Solana, these things were prioritized by the platform while attempting to enhance the consumer experience. After the recent release, the chief engineers of the network have a strategy to enhance the procedure for software releases.
For this, an exclusive objective is the incorporation of more external auditors and developers to trial and discover exploits. Another thing is the continuation of the support for core engineers from outside – taking into account the Firedancer team developing a 2nd validator client. Solana added that the core engineers and the validators will mutually cooperate to advance the procedure of software release.
According to the firm, irrespective of having mixed nodes operating against mainnet beta, the network’s behaviour modifies when the versions are changed by the supermajority. The changes to be carried out by the engineers would require the testnet images regenesis during the initial downgrade.
The Platform Establishes an Adversarial Team
An adversarial team has been formed by Solana from its core engineers to develop additional instrumentation related to the validator code to assist in detecting exploits as well as offer solutions. The platform additionally suggests simpler processes to enhance the restart procedure. It also focused on the stability thereof. The company asserted that its core engineers are determined to make adequate modifications to maintain reliability as well as bring innovation.