I couldn’t find the answers to the questions below on the forum or guild git so I’ll start a new topic. Feel free to reference if some information is already available and I missed it!
How reliable is the Tip (diff) indicator that we see in Guild LiveView?
As the Reference tip is also an offline calculation based on genesis values I wonder how big the deviation from reality is. With other words; in how far can we trust this indicator.
How important is this variable? How bad is it if your Nodes incidentally go above a Tip diff of 40? Are there risks of not minting an assigned block?
If the outcome of the questions above confirm that Tip (diff) is indeed an important indicator. How can we then optimise it? (let’s try to answer this with the assumption that the node at least has the advised minimum requirements and therefore no know bottlenecks in memory, processor speed or bandwidth.
Last but not least, and sort of connected to 3; Does it have a big influence when your relays are on different continents? In my situation I have 1 relay geographically close to my block producer and one on a different continent. As expected the RTT values differ quite a bit. The close one is at 9 where my USA relay is around 122.