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Hardware Requirements for Archival Node

This page covers the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for engaging with the NEAR platform as an Archival node.

HardwareRecommended Specifications
CPU8-Core (16-Thread) Intel i7/Xeon or equivalent with AVX support
CPU FeaturesCMPXCHG16B, POPCNT, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
RAM16GB DDR4
Storage7 Terabyte SSD

Verify AVX support on Linux by issuing the command $ lscpu | grep -oh avx. If the output is empty, your CPU is not supported.

Minimal Hardware Specifications

HardwareMinimal Specifications
CPU8-Core (16-Thread) Intel i7/Xeon or equivalent with AVX support
RAM8GB DDR4
Storage7 Terabyte SSD

Verify AVX support on Linux by issuing the command $ lscpu | grep -oh avx. If the output is empty, your CPU is not supported.

Cost Estimation

Estimated monthly costs depending on operating system:

Cloud ProviderMachine SizeLinux
AWSm5.2xlarge$330 CPU + $800 storage †
GCPn2-standard-8$280 CPU + $800 storage †
AzureStandard_F8s_v2$180 CPU + $800 storage †

( † ) The storage cost will grow overtime as an archival node stores more data from the growing NEAR blockchain.

Resources for Cost Estimation

All prices reflect reserved instances which offer deep discounts on all platforms with a 1 year commitment

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