The BitMEX Bitcoin Exchange research division launched an analytical resource nodestats to collect information on the work of various software implementations for the Ethereum network and compare their performance.
The resource estimates the following parameters:
- CPU usage
- Memory (RAM)
- Storage space
Note that BitMEX launched a full node based on the Parity client. At the moment, synchronization lasts for 13 days, and the node is still a few hundred thousand blocks behind. In the future, the slow synchronization speed may become a problem for Parity software, since the node will not keep up with the growth of the blockchain. However, while researchers expect to complete the process within a few days.
BitMEX found that sometimes the node falsely reports the completion of synchronization, which can potentially be used for an attack, but the likelihood of such a development of events remains extremely low.