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Quality of Nodes
The Karrier One network employs a sophisticated Node Quality Grading System.
This system is a fundamental source of information used to regulate quality control and motivate node operators through incentivization mechanisms.
The grading system relies on historical quality and health check parameters. These include but are not limited to:
- Local latency between nodes: This measures the time it takes for a packet of data to get from one designated point to another in the network.
- Jitter checks: Jitter is the variation in packet transit delay caused by queuing, contention, and serialization effects on the path through the network.
- Packet loss: This measures the number of packets of data traveling across a network that fail to reach their destination.
- Upload and download speed tests: This assesses the speed at which data is transferred from and to the node.
- Node uptime: This measures the amount of time a node stays up and running without going down or restarting.
- Mean Opinion Scores (MOS): MOS provides a numerical indication of the perceived quality of received media after it has been compressed and/or transmitted.
These metrics are evaluated continuously, and quality grades are assigned to each node based on these parameters.
Quality grades, detailing the aforementioned parameters for each node, are made publicly accessible. This transparency ensures that both node operators and the general public are aware of the performance and reliability of each node in the network.
In case a node falls below a specified grade threshold, it will be excluded from the selection pool for ongoing communication handling. Such nodes will only be reconsidered for selection after a noted improvement in their grades. This improvement is based on enhanced performance during automated background health checks.
The quality grading system serves to maintain the integrity and performance of the network. It ensures that all participating nodes meet a minimum quality standard, contributing to the overall health and reliability of the network.