I’ve had a couple of questions emailed to me about system requirements for setting up a node so thought I’d share my thoughts and check in with the community to see if we are on the right track.
From what I read here:
the minimum system requirements are 4gb RAM and 50gb free with ssd so I’d think a normal laptop would be fine. However, if you’re serious and want to be selected I would have thought at least 8GB RAM (16GB is even better), a SSD of at least 500GB (1TB is even better), and a really stable internet connection with sufficient download speed and monthly data allowance.
Personally I’ve got an Ubuntu server v20.04 (LTS) amd64 installed and running in the aws cloud. The cloud avoids downtime but I’d imagine Centrifuge would prefer a ‘local’ set up as aws is a ‘centralised’ solution. The Avado i7 looks like a good option too by the way - this wasn’t really on my radar until I joined this community and I’ll be putting more research into this.
Those who have set up nodes already - I’d be interested to hear what system you are using and what specs they have.
Validators stake 10,000-60,000 rad from what I understand (I’m not sure how that works pre-token-launch). I assume to be selected you need to be very serious and knowledgeable about what you are doing though!