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Hardware Requirements for Validator Node

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

HardwareRecommended Specifications
CPUx86_64 (Intel, AMD) processor with at least 8 physical cores
CPU FeaturesCMPXCHG16B, POPCNT, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
RAM16GB DDR4
Storage1TB SSD (NVMe SSD is recommended. HDD will be enough for localnet only)

Verify CPU feature support by running the following command on Linux:

lscpu | grep -P '(?=.*avx )(?=.*sse4.2 )(?=.*cx16 )(?=.*popcnt )' > /dev/null \
&& echo "Supported" \
|| echo "Not supported"

Minimal Hardware Specifications

HardwareMinimal Specifications
CPUx86_64 (Intel, AMD) processor with at least 8 physical cores
CPU FeaturesCMPXCHG16B, POPCNT, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
RAM8GB DDR4
Storage500GB SSD (NVMe SSD is recommended. HDD will be enough for localnet only)

Verify CPU feature support by running the following command on Linux:

lscpu | grep -P '(?=.*avx )(?=.*sse4.2 )(?=.*cx16 )(?=.*popcnt )' > /dev/null \
&& echo "Supported" \
|| echo "Not supported"

Cost Estimation

Estimated monthly costs depending on operating system:

Cloud ProviderMachine SizeLinux
AWSm5.2xlarge$330 CPU + $80 storage
GCPn2-standard-8$280 CPU + $80 storage
AzureStandard_F8s_v2$180 CPU + $40 storage
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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