Earn more with Fractus — Cumulus + Store = More Flux earned
The new Fractus node tier is the workhorse of the newly launched Flux IPFS persistent storage feature. A Fractus node is a cumulus node with 10TB of storage that will help grow the Flux network storage capacity and receive additional rewards.
An essential piece of infrastructure needed to power Web3 is decentralized persistent storage. For Web3 to succeed, there has to be a way that users can store data securely while retaining privacy and ownership of their data rather than entrusting it to a centralized actor.
To fulfill this key requirement for Web3 infrastructure, Flux recently added IPFS persistent storage to the Flux network. While the Flux network already has 7.8 Petabytes of storage (when this article was published), it will require much more to hold the vast data needed as Web3 grows.
Especially as new storage-hungry applications become available on Flux, such as the newly launched FluxDrive that provides cheap and secure decentralized storage for everyone and the upcoming release of WordPress hosting on the Flux marketplace.
The Fractus node was born to increase the Flux network storage. A Fractus node is a Cumulus tier node that provides at least 10TB of storage. Fractus nodes will earn an additional 15% Flux on top of the native Flux block reward.
The Fractus node bonus reward will be approximately 0,84 Flux per block reward pre-halving and 0,42 Flux post-halving. The upcoming Flux block halving is happening approximately on February 8th of, 2023.
This additional reward is ‘off-chain,’ meaning that it is not paid by minting new Flux but by the Flux Foundation redistributing Flux revenue to the Fractus node operators.
These rewards will go live with the mainnet launch of Fractus nodes. The exact timing will be announced on Flux Twitter and Discord channels soon.
A quick recap on Fractus nodes
As stated in the original Fractus node announcement, the Fractus nodes come with no SSD requirements, and operators can easily add storage to their current cumulus nodes using standard HDDs.
The minimum requirements for running Fractus nodes include the following:
- A 1000 Flux collateral.
- 2 CPU Cores.
- 4 CPU Threads.
- 240 CPU Events Per Second.
- 9250 GB of storage on a single partition (Raid allowed).
- 80MB/s Disk Write Speed.
- 100Mb/s Download/Upload.
The latest Fluxbench (a software used to check if a host has the required hardware and performance to meet the requirements for the FluxNode tier collateral locked for that Node) already comes with support for Fractus nodes. These nodes also run on-chain on the Flux Network.
For a more detailed breakdown of the benchmarking requirements and Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
If you want to learn more, please check out the official Flux website hosted on the Flux decentralized network. Learn about the Flux ecosystem and see what’s on offer. Check out how to run Flux nodes or how to mine Flux.
If you want to witness what Flux has built so far, visit the Flux network dashboard and see how many nodes we’ve got online, check out the massive resources available to the network, see what decentralized apps are running and what the current rewards are for Flux node operators.
And also, please do stop by the Flux discord to meet the Flux team and community and discuss all things Flux; we’re always on the lookout for new community members or developers.