Static master/workers

This distributed system has a single master node and multiple worker nodes. This configuration is static. This means it is fixed upon initialization and cannot change during runtime. The master node divides work among the worker nodes. After receiving partial results, the master node combines them and updates layer 1.

Although the system becomes distributed, it is still fully centralized. Because Orbis Labs control all nodes, the failure of either the master node or all worker nodes shuts down the entire system in this setting. Nevertheless, the system can fully recover from failures of individual worker nodes. The system remains live and operational as long as at least one worker node and master node are running.

The system will run a fully distributed database that stores the transaction pool and the rollup. The master node will be the only machine with read-write access to the database, whereas worker nodes will have read-only access.

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