Version 1.7 of rippled will cut back memory consumption in half.
As the C++ team at Ripple wrote in a very new web post yesterday, the time has come: version one.7.0 of rippled is to be discharged.
Back in December, Ripple CTO David Schwartz reported great improvement performance in initial testing of version 1.7.
Schwartz measured memory consumption,processing rates and time needed in the test.
In 2020 the C++ team spent time focusing on better usage of available system resources which has paid off. Total memory savings of 50%, with 7GB less RAM usage than the original code can be found in the new 1.7.
Alloy Networks tested results in December. Verification that version 1.7 works the same “as well as it does for us,” as Ripple expressed.
New rippled version 1.7.0. has changes. Therefore we’re proud to report that, compared to previous versions, our new version, cuts its memory usage less than half.
The key parameter for rippled’s developers
The focus of rippled V.1.7’s enhancements was the questionable“SHAMap” and its elements. Significantly the nodes within the SHAMap’s tree-like structure. This organisation “holds the state of the ledger all the accounts, balances, settings, exchange orders, and all XRP Ledger tracks”