This section describes the steps needed to set-up a node. Some familiarity with Linux systems is required.

The node is a regular computer, that is configured to:

The node simply allows the users to orchestrate the platform, it does not analyse any data. Tracking is performed in real-time by each ethoscope and if some devices are running and the node (or the network) shuts down, tracking will not be interrupted, and the data will be backed up on the node as soon as it is up and running again.

Here is a nutshell description of the tasks that you need to perform in order to get a running Node, detailed instruction follows below.

  1. Get a decent computer. It does not have to be state of the art but we recommend at least an i5 Intel.
  2. Install Linux and the ethoscope node platform: any archlinux based distro will work but we strongly recommend to use Manjaro Linux. Please note that non-arch distros are not supported and we cannot offer any help if you decide to run your node on a different platform. You will need a 4GB USB thumb-drive for the installation.

Installing on a regular PC

Hardware

The node does not need to perform any CPU intensive operation but needs to serve as a WEB server and transfer data. The recommend settings are: