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Akash Documentation
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Introduction

The Akash Network is a decentralized protocol for provisioning, scaling, and securing cloud workloads. Using Akash, companies (Providers) make their spare server capacity available for containerized deployments by any developer (Tenants). Tenants benefit from access to a a low-cost, decentralized, geographically distributed cloud infrastructure platform whose conventions are very similar to any other cloud provider. Providers benefit by monetizing the idle compute capacity in their on-prem and colocated datacenters.

The Network contains two major functional elements:

  • Marketplace: A blockchain-based system that allocates capacity on provider servers to tenants wishing to deploy to them, and transfers payments from tenant to provider in the native Akash (AKSH) token.

  • Deployment: A Kubernetes-based system that provisions pods on provider servers and deploys/orchestrates Tenant containers within them.

The permission-less marketplace provides a censorship-resistant procurement mechanism for highly scalable and secure container based deployments for base resources which are compute, memory, bandwidth, and storage.

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Installation

The Akash Suite is composed of a full node akashd and the client akash. The full node (akashd) is the (tendermint-based) blockchain node that implements the decentralized exchange. akash is the client used to access the exchange and network in general.

MacOS

Install Homebrew

$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Install akash client and akashd daemon using homebrew

$ brew install ovrclk/tap/akash

The simplest way to install is by using homebrew. Install akash client by running brew install ovrclk/tap/akash. Once installed, verify the installation by running akash version.

Alternatively, you can manually download the binaries from the releases page. The latest release is 0.3.6 as of writing of this document, please make sure to check the releases page for the latest version. The final step is to make sure that the akash binary is available on the PATH.This page contains instructions for setting the PATH on MacOS.

Linux

Download the linux archive from the release page. The latest release is 0.3.6 as of writing of this document, please make sure to check the releases page for the latest version.

The final step is to make sure that the terraform binary is available on the PATH.This page contains instructions for setting the PATH on Linux.

Windows

Download the windows archive from the release page. The latest release is 0.3.6 as of writing of this document, please make sure to check the releases page for the latest version.

The final step is to make sure that the akash binary is available on the PATH.This page contains instructions for setting the PATH on Windows.

Others (From Source)

Installing akash suite from source

$ go get -d github.com/ovrclk/akash
$ cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/ovrclk/akash
$ make deps-install
$ make install

Akash is developed and tested with golang 1.8+. Building requires a working golang installation, a properly set GOPATH, and $GOPATH/bin present in $PATH.

Additional requirements are:

  • glide: Golang library management.

For development environments, requirements include:

Most golang libraries will be packaged in the local vendor/ directory via glide, however the following packages will be installed globally with their binaries placed in $GOPATH/bin by make devdeps-install:

Once you have the dependencies properly setup, download and build akash and akashd using make install