please see inline the answers to your questions. Let me know if you have any further questions aka me being unclear;)
All the best,
- Am I going to be able to certify the 2xDIY nodes that comply with TPMv2 (fTPMv2) Intel NUC & Supermicro one and presuming they cover minimum hardware requirements later on?
Answer: Right now we need physical access to the node in order to certify it but we are working on a solution which enables remote certification. We have no fixed timeline on when this will be available as all our resources are focused on getting Grid V3.0 out of the door.
- Will you going to grant access for importing the keys required for ZOS integrity and the TFchain operations on DIY nodes TPMv2(fTPMv2)?
Answer: See answer above.
- What will be the process to certify the DIY home farming nodes as the requirements should be quite different in uptimes and SLAs compared to the professional-backed datacenter-hosted nodes?
Answer: See answer for question 1 and the requirements for certified nodes which do not sit in a datacenter will be lower than for datacenter hosted nodes. We will define those requirements before we launch Grid v3.0.
- Does Pluto V2, have TPMv2, is it certified? Off-topic me and my friend almost gave up on our first 3Nodes and future 3Node purchases because of the super long lead times and delays.
Answer: Pluto’s are not certified as by then we did not have certification in place. But it can be certified in the future once we have remote certification in place.
We are aware of the long lead times and therefore we are changing the model for the next batches. That means there will be a certain amount of nodes available per region which can be shipped immediately. Similar to what you see on Ebay - for example: 20 nodes sold, 30 available
- Is it possible for DIY farmers to use part of their own resources for eVDC and their own projects or that’s not possible because of the decentralized architecture eVDC distributed load/resources on multiply nodes?
Answer: Right now only the resources from certified nodes in datacenters are used for eVDC deployment. Given the performance and SLA needed for eVDCs this will not change in the near future.
- When new and more gateways in geo-diverse locations on will be available on mainnent? Now we have 9 in total 7 are in the US, 1 in Canada, and 1 in Belgium.
Answer: Currently all web-gateways are run and owned by Threefold. This will change once we roll out the network farmer program in October. Expect to see then way more web-gateways available globally.
- Could you extend or add a functionality Node down/up for the mainnet on the registered farmer’s mail or push notification via Threefold connect app for farmers? This will be of a great help for the TFGrid as it will increase uptime by reducing the response/fix times of the down nodes by providing better TFGrid SLAs.
Answer: That’s a great idea. Will bring it up to the developers.