Prover Network: Usage
See Supported Versions for the currently supported versions of SP1 on the Prover Network.
Sending a proof request
To use the prover network to generate a proof, you can run your script that uses sp1_sdk::ProverClient
as you would normally but with additional environment variables set:
// Generate the proof for the given program.
let client = ProverClient::new();
let (pk, vk) = client.setup(ELF);
let mut proof = client.prove(&pk, stdin).run().unwrap();
SP1_PROVER=network SP1_PRIVATE_KEY=... RUST_LOG=info cargo run release

SP1_PROVER
should be set tonetwork
when using the prover network. 
SP1_PRIVATE_KEY
should be set to your private key. You will need to be using a whitelisted key to use the network.
When you call any of the prove functions in ProverClient now, it will first simulate your program, then wait for it to be proven through the network and finally return the proof.
View the status of your proof
You can view your proof and other running proofs on the explorer. The page for your proof will show details such as the stage of your proof and the cycles used. It also shows the program hash which is the keccak256 of the program bytes.
Advanced Usage
Skip simulation
To skip the simulation step and directly submit the program for proof generation, you can set the SKIP_SIMULATION
environment variable to true
. This will save some time if you are sure that your program is correct. If your program panics, the proof will fail and ProverClient will panic.
Use NetworkProver directly
By using the sp1_sdk::NetworkProver
struct directly, you can call async functions directly and have programmatic access to the proof ID and download proofs by ID.
impl NetworkProver {
/// Creates a new [NetworkProver] with the private key set in `SP1_PRIVATE_KEY`.
pub fn new() > Self;
/// Creates a new [NetworkProver] with the given private key.
pub fn new_from_key(private_key: &str);
/// Requests a proof from the prover network, returning the proof ID.
pub async fn request_proof(
&self,
elf: &[u8],
stdin: SP1Stdin,
mode: ProofMode,
) > Result<String>;
/// Waits for a proof to be generated and returns the proof. If a timeout is supplied, the
/// function will return an error if the proof is not generated within the timeout.
pub async fn wait_proof(
&self,
proof_id: &str,
timeout: Option<Duration>,
) > Result<SP1ProofWithPublicValues>;
/// Get the status and the proof if available of a given proof request. The proof is returned
/// only if the status is Fulfilled.
pub async fn get_proof_status(
&self,
proof_id: &str,
) > Result<(GetProofStatusResponse, Option<SP1ProofWithPublicValues>)>;
/// Requests a proof from the prover network and waits for it to be generated.
pub async fn prove(
&self,
elf: &[u8],
stdin: SP1Stdin,
mode: ProofMode,
timeout: Option<Duration>,
) > Result<SP1ProofWithPublicValues>;
}