Pool nodes are based in an EU data center, powered by renewable energy. Servers are placed in a high-available cluster adjacent to the hardware of the biggest HFT firms. Every component of the system is fault-tolerant and backed up. Our robust setup benefits from industrial grade 24/7 monitoring bound to the Cardano services. If anything goes wrong with a node — another one kicks in immediately with next to zero downtime.
Relays are connected to data centre networking with fibre optics. Currently this allows for an average response time of 372 ms from all HYGGE nodes.
The Cardano blockchain is quite lightweight for now, but both networking and compute times are going to be crucial when we reach the state of Alonzo rollout with smart contracts and possibly — mass adoption. We have already won one slot battle over a block in the spring and we expect more of such events in the future.