Huawei Develops Blockchain Stress Testing Technology

nOutburst commentary: Huawei is developing tools for analyzing various mainstream blockchains, and it will be submitted as an open source software to the Superbooks Alliance. The underlying supports the use of smart contracts to perform tests, making it easier to compare against the standards of the relevant working group of the super-book. However, this tool requires that each blockchain project share key performance statistics, and does not know whether it can be popularized in the blockchain industry where patent competition is fierce.n
nTranslation: Annie_Xun
Huawei step by step approached their first major release in the open source blockchain industry.n
Worked behind the scenes for almost a year. The recently 7.5 billion U.S. technology giant revealed tools to test the performance of major blockchains and is currently preparing to formally submit to the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger this year.n
The open source technology named Project Caliper has already supported Hyperleger Fabric, Hylerledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Iroha analysis, and more analysis support will increase by the end of 2018.n
However, as an engineer behind this huge code, Haojun Zhou describes this tool in a way that, despite his focus on analytical techniques, he is essentially helping developers and companies make more confident technical decisions.n
n”We think it is a missing piece of the blockchain and we can help develop it.”n
nIn short, this project launched in May last year aims to integrate existing blockchains into a framework that facilitates comparisons with standards developed by the Performance and Scalability Working Group. .n
At the heart of this standard framework is an “adaptation layer” that can decipher information, allowing Caliper to install smart contracts, trigger contracts, or query the status of various distributed ledgers to better measure their effectiveness.n
Then, the code performs stress testing on the analysis-supported blockchain in a controlled environment. The results include transaction success rate, transaction volume per second, transaction settlement time, and resource consumption for all of the above actions, such as CPU and memory.n
However, Zhou believes that these results will benefit every blockchain builder.n
n”We started by contributing it to the Hyperledger community so that other participants can join the job as easily as other Hyperledger projects.”n

However, it is not known at this stage that the future popularity of this tool is still unknown. After all, the current blockchain industry is carrying out interest competition.n
Following the path opened up by contributors such as IBM and Intel, Huawei is also using patents to protect the company’s other blockchain work.n
For example, Javier Paz, an Aite Group report contributor who manually evaluated a series of major blockchains last year, wondered whether the company would review its open source project because any vulnerabilities could be highlighted.n
n”I am concerned that in order to compare the effectiveness and the processes of the various private chains of publicly owned chains, it will continue to be painful manual work if the networks involved are willing to share key performance statistics.”n
nEven if the telecommunications giants have formed competition, the recent successful sues Huawei’s Comcast, BT, Telefonica, and T-Mobile have joined the blockchain in various ways.n
As for Huawei’s next plan, Zhou only confirmed that Project Caliper is part of a larger strategy.n
n”Huawei is certainly developing other blockchain projects.”n

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