Solana launches network upgrade improvement plan

Blockchain platform Solana launches a plan to improve its network upgrade, which includes improving the upgrade process, forming an adversarial team, improving the reboot process and focusing on stability.

Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko in a tweet on March 1 announces the “Plan to Improve Network Updates”. He believes recent issues amid the 1.14 network upgrade to improve speed and scalability indicate the need for stability during upgrades.

“The priorities for 2022 were to launch new features and new tools. 2023 is stability. Tldr 1/3 of core eng will be focused on stability tests and opponents.”

While the root cause of last week’s outage is still unknown, the team is investigating the reasons behind the significant performance degradation during the 1.14 network update. CoinGape explained the reasons behind the frequent outages of the Solana blockchain.

Network upgrade improvement plan by Solana

Solana plans to maintain a balance between reliability and improving network speed and scalability. Until now, key engineers were fixing issues that affected network speed and usability. However, lead engineers now plan to improve the software release process after version 1.14.

Solana outlined a plan for key engineers to help improve the upgrade process. Core engineers will release the new version to the mainnet-beta validators for update only after repeated stress testing on testnet. This will help remove unnecessary steps before a network upgrade.

An opposing team is made up of nearly 1/3 of the core engineering staff at Solana Labs to help find issues with updates. The team will also provide hardware to run medium to large clusters for adversarial simulation.

Team Solana to automate the restart process, solving failures with simpler procedures. Therefore, nodes will automatically discover the “last optimistically confirmed slot”. Also, share the ledger with each other if it is missing.

Stability is a focus in 2023. Solana plans a second validator client by Jump Crypto’s Firedancer team, tools by Mango DAO developers, transition to the QUIC network protocol, and other key improvements.

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What will be the impact of the SOL price?

The price of Solana (SOL) has jumped over 2% in the last 24 hours, with the price currently trading at 22.72. The 24-hour low and high are at $21.74 and $22.80 respectively. However, trading volume has dropped by 15% over the past 24 hours, indicating a slight dip in interest from traders.

The latest changes are likely to improve the SOL price if the network upgrade succeeds after the changes. Solana must focus on ensuring that reliability is not compromised because of innovation and speed.

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