Welcome to our summary of the Reddit AMA for Jan 2022 - we let out a lot of secrets that we’ve been holding in for quite some time. The questions revolved around two main topics: the Golem ecosystem, and the future of the Golem Network team.
The Golem Ecosystem
Many people have been asking what can be hosted on Golem right now, what can be filtered, and what’s the most profitable way to be a host. These questions are very technical, and may vary a lot depending on what is available; so, we will try to make this as simple as possible.
In regard to what will be able to be hosted in the future, we are putting incoming/outgoing network communications in the pipeline, as well as unstoppable services (services that don’t require a requester to be online 24/7), and some type of trust management to help facilitate these two functions. One very exciting piece of information that was announced was that ARM support is coming this year.
Once ARM support comes along, recommended builds may change. Currently, any build with more than 2 cores/threads is sufficient to run on Golem, but we do not recommend buying new computers/servers solely to host on Golem. At one point, LIFE@Golem would only allow for 24 cores or more to run their programs, and a number of users found this to be very profitable for them; when LIFE@Golem started analyzing their data, many of these high-core computers were turned off, as they likely used more electricity than your average computer would.
Currently, requestors can rent computer power and filter based on processor type (e.g. Intel/AMD), disk-space, RAM, cores/threads, and prices. If requestors don’t find your internet speed or compute power adequate, then they can filter a specific provider out of their criteria, so the provider won’t receive a request to get paid for computing power.
The Future of the Golem Network
We unofficially announced that some SWAG would be coming out, in Q1 or Q2, for all the people who obtained a POAP from the 5-year anniversary of Golem! On top of that, we got to share our favorite parts of the future of Golem. We discussed dApps on Golem, CPU/GPU tasks on Thorg, and DeFi.
That’s all for now, we would like to thank our community for asking many challenging questions, and firing interesting discussions about the future ahead of us.
Here are some resources for you to learn more and keep up with the Golem Project.
Discord Chat: https://chat.golem.network/