The current architecture has 4 types of nodes

  • Beacon
  • Monitoring
  • Relay
  • User (Producers + Consumers)

A cluster operator is responsible for running managing the beacon, monitoring and relay nodes. Users of the network need to simply run and manage a user node.



The beacon node is similar to seed nodes or bootstrap nodes in other networks. It is the initial touchpoint using which a user discovers the other nodes in the network.

See Beacon for more details.


The monitoring node is used to monitor the network by aggregating logs and metrics from the other nodes.

See Monitoring for more details.


The relay nodes form the core of the network and are responsible for propagating information from one user to the others.

See Relay for more details.


The user nodes produce and receive messages propagating through the network.

See Gateway for more details.

Hardware Requirements

Node Type vCPU Memory Disk space
Beacon 0.5 1 GB < 1 GB
Monitoring 2 8 GB 50 GB
Relay 1 1 < 1 GB

Devops scripts

Reference scripts for provisioning and deployment of a cluster on GCP using Pulumi+Ansible are provided here. While some tweaks might be needed to customize it based on your requirements and infrastructure, it should provide a good base for any customizations.