Types of Nodes
Depending on their capacity, nodes perform different services within the network, allowing task operators to specify the needs of their particular application while also ensuring inclusion and participation for those who do not have professional grade hardware.
1. Task Nodes
Task Nodes provide the bulk of compute on the network, and can be broken into two groups.
a. Worker Nodes - smaller, lightweight devices such as personal computers, phones, and tablets
b. Service Nodes - custom-designed or server-grade infrastructure, generally cloud hosted
2. Settlement Layer Nodes
Settlement Nodes run a specific subset of tasks to provide a high-speed payment network which is used to perform voting and staking operations between task nodes.