Become a Provider - Put Your Idling Computing Resurces to Work!

A Planetr user who owns computing resources and rents them to Planetr is known as a Node Operator. Node Operators can make money by selling their computing resources to customers on a peer-to-peer basis.

Use Existing Hardware

Becoming a node operator doesn’t require extra hardware or power-hungry CPUs. All you need is a solid internet connection and ability to run Docker engine and bandwidth.

Be the Cloud

By becoming a node operator you’re running the computing power for actual customers, all while getting paid. Become the decentralized cloud and disrupt the cloud industry.

Better Than Mining

Mining bitcoin is expensive, requires a lot of extra power, is not that profitable, and is much more difficult than becoming a Planetr node operator.

Get paid to build the future of cloud computing.

Turn your computer into a Planetr host node and earn money! All your resources will be utilized — not only GPU, but also CPU and RAM, as well as your disks and network. Let your equipment benefit you and others on real-world tasks.

Requirements

  • One or more Desktop, Laptop or Servers
  • Internet connection with reasonable bandwidth
  • Optional: Docker installed and running in each computer
  • Have some technical experience

Operating System Support

Currently Planetr satellite node can be run on any of the following operating systems

  • MacOS 10.14 or newer (Intel Chip)
  • Windows 10 - 64 bit
  • Linux - 64 bit

Docker (Optional)

Please ensure Docker CE is installed and running. You may get started with docker. It is adviced to run docker as a non root user.

Manage Docker as a non-root user

If you wish to run docker as non-root user, please follow this link.

Installation

MacOS - Install Planetr Satellite

Planetr satellite is tested with Mac running Intel chip.

  1. Download Planetr Satellite Desktop Installer.

  2. Double-click Planetr-Satellite.dmg to open the installer, then drag the Planetr Satellite icon to the Applications folder.

  3. Open Finder and go to Applications folder

  4. Ctrl + click Planetr-Satellite in the Applications folder to see the context menu. Click Open.

The Planetr Satellite menu in the top status bar indicates that Planetr Satellite Desktop is running, and accessible from a terminal.

Click on the icon, and select Status to verify that you have the latest version.

Congratulations! You are now successfully running Planetr Satellite Desktop.

Windows - Install Planetr Satellite

Planetr satellite is tested with Windows 10 (64 bit).

  1. Download Planetr Satellite Desktop Installer.

  2. Double-click Planetr-Satellite-Setup.exe to open the installer and follow the instructions.

  3. Right click Planetr-Satellite icon on the Desktop and choose Run as Administrator.

Planetr Satellite need Administrator priviledges to work efficiently.

The Planetr Satellite menu in the system tray indicates that Planetr Satellite Desktop is running.

Click on the icon, and select Status to verify that you have the latest version.

Congratulations! You are now successfully running Planetr Satellite Desktop.

Linux - Install Planetr Satellite

$ cd ~
$ mkdir planetr
$ cd planetr
$ wget https://planetr.io/latest/planetr-satellite-linux-amd64.tar.gz
$ tar -xf planetr-satellite-linux-amd64.tar.gz
$ ./planetr-satellite

Keep the Satellite running. Press Ctr+C to stop the node.

Run in background

You may also run in the background using nohup.

$ nohup ./planetr-satellite > log &

Run as a service (tested on Ubuntu)

$ sudo vi /etc/systemd/system/planetr-satellite.service

Copy/paste the following into the file /etc/systemd/system/planetr-satellite.service.

Change <USERNAME> to your username (like john).

Change <USER-HOME-DIR> to your home directory (like /home/john/).

[Unit]
Description=Planetr Satellite
[Service]
User=<USERNAME>
WorkingDirectory=<USER-HOME-DIR>
ExecStart=<USER-HOME-DIR>/planetr/planetr-satellite
SuccessExitStatus=143
TimeoutStopSec=30
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=5

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Now start the service.

$ sudo systemctl daemon-reload
$ sudo systemctl enable planetr-satellite.service
$ sudo systemctl start planetr-satellite
$ sudo systemctl status planetr-satellite

See the logs.

$ sudo journalctl -f -u planetr-satellite

Stop the Satellite.

$ sudo systemctl stop planetr-satellite

Finding Help

If you get stuck, help is always available. We provide you with 24/7 technical support.

Email: contact@planetr.io

Please be ready to provide all the required information to help us solve your issue. Also, please write up a step-by-step description of the actions that led to the error and provide us with the command outputs.