This Week in Lotus - Week 17
Posted April 29, 2022 by ‐ 2 min read
Happy Friday 👋 April is almost over, and so is week 17. We appreciate everyones contributions in the help channels, Github-issues, discussions and pull requests during this week. :blob-clap:
👀 Issues we have seen frequently this week:
- We have seen multiple questions about Nvidia-drivers. If you use CUDA, any newer version should work. You can follow this guide for enabling CUDA with Lotus. For OpenCL, we have a community maintained list here.
- Do you feel like downloading the chain-snapshot, and/or pruning the chain takes too long? ⏳ The tips shared here, and here might help speed that up.
- Code making it possible to use AP-workers to compute commP has been merged. It will need initial testing and getting cut into a release candidate, but this is an important feature in Lotus for everyone excited about scaling markets throughput in Boost. It´s expected that this feature will get throughput deep into the Gbps territory per Boost node.
FVM / nv16:
- The Lotus dev team has been heads down working on the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) and network v16 upgrade this week. Checkout the
#fvmchannel to follow along with what is happening with regards to the FVM.
Have you ever wondered how the Lotus release flow works? You can find the document describing it here. A small note for next week: the Lotus team will have a colocation-week, so the team might be a bit less responsive at times.
That’s it for the week! Have a great weekend! ☀️