Live Lab

Live Lab

Everyone needs a staging area, a testing ground, and for me is where I test deployment of new tech. Detailed below is future tests, and results of previous ones. As usual, it's opensource.

Future: World computer
Golem currently looks like the first opportunity to try distributing a problem over a trustless and distributed cloud.

Future: Decentralized file storage
Sia currently looks like the best opportunity for a decentralised data backup. In future it may become possible to test serving files from the edge.

2017: Serverless
Moving an old php powered website to server less in a lift and shift fashion was suprisingly simple and resulted in instant cost savings. However, the AWS api gateway service is causing costs to be higher than expected. This could be due to browsers polling the site for icon files that don't exist on every page view. More investigation is needed.

2014: AWS S3 Torrents
This was very simple and worked without any unexpected side effects

2009: Distributed computing
During the trial we didn't see any badly behaved clients, but using an SQL database did show scale limitations. A schemaless approach should be used instead.

© 2017 Craig Mayhew