Introducing Coudre Bros Pool [CB1]

Hello Cardano Community!

We are two brothers, that grew up in former Czechoslovakia (today Czech rep.). Since our first Atari computer in 80’s, over the wild and free 90’s, then over our pirate FM radio broadcasting in 2007, we are still enthusiastic in discovering new technologies.
We are in touch with cryptocurrencies since 2013 and although living on different continents at the moment (Europe, America), we are cooperating together in building this pool. Why? Because it’s our hobby, it’s fun and it’s investment opportunity.
Be cool, bee free, be good!

Pledge: 5.5K
Variable fee: 0 %
Fixed Fee: 340 ADA (Minimum)
Ticker: CB1
Pool ID: 74d66da57368e12f12bd07f303da7f8cd3c2494af9e32e4dea210c58



— Prague, Czech Republic, EU (BP Node) —
— Chicago, Illinois, USA (Relay Node 1) —
— Moravia, Czech Republic, EU (Relay Node 2) —

Pool infrastructure:

All three servers are bare metal.

— BP node (Prague) —
6 core CPU, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, 100 Mbit Ethernet, Ubuntu based OS, UPS backup

— Relay node 1 (Chicago) —
8 core CPU, 16 GB RAM, 4.3 TB HDD, 150 Mbit Ethernet, Ubuntu based OS, UPS backup, Generator backup

— Relay node 2 (Moravia) —
6 core CPU, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD, 100 Mbit Ethernet, Ubuntu based OS (UPS backup in plan)

Pool redundancy:

2 relay nodes. Regular backup images of all three servers. Multiple offline backups of keys and certificates. Regular servers monitoring. UPS and generator backups.

Operator experience:

— Couder —
Working with Linux since 2003. Open source fan. PhD in neuroscience. Enthusiasm.

— Cobra —
Hardware maintenance. Soldering. Stamina.

Why should users check out our pool?

We run small node, that hasn’t minted any blocks yet. However a little goes a long way. The pool is active since March 2021 and we were working on reliability first. We introduce our node after four month of testing to be absolutely sure, that servers are running without any problems and 24/7.
20% future pool earnings will be given to charity. Couder already supports Médecins Sans Frontières and Prague NGO AutoMat on regular monthly basis. You can find payment informations here: CB1 - Cardano Pool
15 % of pool earnings will be given to MSF and 5 % to AutoMat.
CB1 pool is member of Bare Metal Alliance and Single Pool Alliance.

With kind regards Couder and Cobra