Build Your
Node

xx network nodes are optimized to run on consumer grade hardware. Nodes run on a dedicated machine in the cloud, in a datacenter, or in your home.

Hardware
Requirements

Node

CPU

High core count modern CPU

Capable of meeting a multithreaded PassMark score of 15,500 or a Cinebench R5 multi score of 1,750.

Examples: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, AMD Ryzen 5 3600x, Intel Core i9-9980HK

GPU

Nvidia Turing, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 or greater

RAM

16 GB DDR4 or more

NOTE: An upgrade path to 32 GB is recommended.

Storage

1 TB High Speed Enterprise NVMe (PCI) SSD

Recommended Speed

500,000/500,000 IOPS

Recommended Readability

1.5 million hours MTBF

Example: Samsung 970 PRO SSD 1TB – M.2 NVMe

NOTE: SSD reliability is not as important for the BetaNet when there will not be many transitions. It is likely that lower endurance SSDs will be fine but will need to be replaced when it comes time for MainNet. If an SSD fails, it could take substantial time before a Node is able to get back online.

NOTE: Full SSD utilization will not occur at launch but will be fully utilized by xx consensus as the BetaNet matures.

Bandwidth

100 Mbps upload / 100 Mbps download

Gateway

Gateways require relatively low powered machines. Every Node must have a Gateway.

CPU

Dual core modern CPU, cloud deployment possible

Example: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

GPU

Not required

RAM

2GB or more

Storage

250 GB

Used for database instances

NOTE: Full SSD utilization will not occur at launch but will be fully utilized when the Client software is launched (expected in September 2020)

Bandwidth

100 Mbps upload / 100 Mbps download

NOTE: The Gateway bandwidth requirements are separate from the Node bandwidth requirements.

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questions?

Talk to the team and other
node operators in real time.