Updated on 30-06-2018
Supplier is SONM user, who own computational resources and provide it to SONM for rent. Suppliers can earn tokens by selling computing power peer-to-peer to Consumers and perform thier calculations.
Every Supplier should have Ethereum address, that is his unique identifier. This address called 'Master address', and is using for:
Do not use your main ETH address for Master purpose, better option is to generate a new one with SONM GUI.
Better option is to keep safe your Master address and use Admin address instead. Admin key do not receive payment for rented resources and used only for worker node management and authentication purposes within SONM network.
To use SONM ptatform, supplier should have following components (our auto-installation script install all these stuff automatically, see next section):
one or several PCs with Linux x64 OS (Debian-based OS such as Ubuntu are preferred), running:
SONM GUI (GUI for SONM Marketplace, profile management, Ether and ERC20 token transfers) is not required for supplier, but it helps to:
Supplier may use SONM CLI and Node on each Worker node to manage it locally, or have one remote administrative PC for worker management, running SONM Node, CLI and SONM GUI.
We use special Gate smart contracts and Gatekeeper masternodes to validate transactions for deposit SNM tokens to SONM blockchain and withdraw them to main Ethereum network. Transactions are not rapid, there are delays for:
- validate transaction (include transaction to the block) - this depends on current workload of the main Ethereum network and transaction settings you set ("gas limit" and "gas price");
- quarantine period for the gate - 15 minutes.
Taking this into account, the normal time to deposit funds in the opposite blockchain is: <the time of mining your transaction + 15 minutes>
Video version of SONM platform installation manual
To INSTALL SONM software for Supplier run these commands:
sudo apt-get install curl
sudo bash -c "$(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sonm-io/autodeploy/master/sonm-auto-deploy-supplier.sh)" -s YOUR_MASTER_ADDRESS
Warning! Do not leave pass_phrase field blank! during installation
After installation check token balance to make sure that SONM-node component is working correctly
sonmcli token balance.
SONM-worker component launch several benchmarks on it's first start. You can check them and any tasks running through your machine using following command
sudo docker ps.
SONM-worker may not respond during benchmarking process. So you need to wait until their completion. In case you have several GPU on board, benchmarking process may take about ~1 hour.
You need to confirm that this particular worker belongs to your master.
You can check worker address waiting for confirmation by using
sonmcli master list <MASTER_ADDR>
Confirm your worker address via GUI to operate with SONM-worker component.
Check worker confirmation by running
sonmcli master list <MASTER_ADDR> again
Check your worker status with following command
sonmcli worker status
Check worker resources by running
sonmcli worker devices
You may see other CLI commands here SONM CLI Guide
sonmcli loginto generate new Ethereum address (this will create new UTC/JSON keystore with given passphrase, this will be your 'Admin address');
sudo nano /etc/sonm/worker-default.yaml): -- set your 'Master address'(generated in SONM GUI) and 'Admin address' (locally generated with SONM CLI); -- if you have GPU on worker PC, enable appropriate setting ('nvidia' or 'radeon');
sudo service sonm-worker start);
sudo nano /etc/sonm/node-default.yaml): -- set your keystore path for Admin key and passphrase;
sudo service sonm-node start).
Worker will start and:
- perform hardware benchmarks;
- wait for master confirm this worker.
Confirm worker in SONM GUI.
sudo nano /etc/sonm/optimus-default.yaml(email@example.com:15010);
sudo service sonm-optimus start)