“We would like to design something that would work across the industry, not just for Hyperledger.”, as Wagner said.
The open-source Linux-led Hyperledger project has reportedly announced a new Performance and Scalability Working Group (PSWG) that is to measure how the various available blockchains will perform as their popularity and usage increase.
The project is under the lead of Mark Wagner, a senior principal software engineer at Red Hat who is said to have extensive experience in the fields of performance and scalability. In the end of 2016, Wagner became the software company`s representative on the project, while Red Hat is known as one of the founding members of Hyperledger.
“We would like to design something that would work across the industry, not just for Hyperledger.”, as Wagner told coindesk.com.
As he stated, one of the expected results of the group`s work will be to maintain a matrix of the key performance metrics and corresponding data with regard to different blockchain implementations. His vision sees the group developing a suite for downloadable kits that can be used to test distributed ledger platforms like Hyperledger, Corda and Quorum, as well as public blockchains like bitcoin and ethereum.
This is important because scaling needs to be part of the system architecture right from the start. Otherwise, it would be impossible to measure it.
“This is new, exciting, and in some cases, uncharted territory.”, as Wagner commented.