Welcome to Thunder!

Flux Official
2 min readJan 9, 2023

Project Thunder is one of the most anticipated releases from Flux. With persistent storage finally running, it’s time for the beta days of thunder!

Project Thunder is a class of data persistence nodes that focuses on the long-term storage of data and databases. Backed by the newly launched Flux IFPS technology, this project will solve the problem of mass storage on Web3, allowing decentralized applications and other projects to store large amounts of data.

Thunder Beta is officially released as ‘Cumulus Fractus’ (or simply ‘Fractus’ nodes), depicting their relationship with the original Cumulus tier on the FluxNodes network. Cumulus nodes are the most popular class of nodes that power the Flux computational network, while Fractus will allow users to provide cloud storage space with their nodes.

Unlike the default Cumulus nodes, Fractus nodes come with no SSD requirements, and operators can easily add storage to their nodes using the traditional spinning rust hard disks.

The minimum requirements for running Fractus nodes (beta) include the following:

  • A minimum of 1000 Flux
  • 2 Cores
  • 4 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 v3.7.0 update (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. You can now test your Cumulus Fractus nodes. However, the reward structure will be revealed in the final launch of the mainnet after the beta testing is finished.

For a more detailed breakdown of the benchmarking requirements and Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

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