Min. HW configuration to run a validator node (Albatross)

Hello all,

When albatross will be released, I would like to participate to securing the Nimiq blockchain running a validator node. (I’m even interisting to do it right now on the testnet if it can help).
My question is which minimum HW configuration is needed to run a validator node ? Does a Raspeberry pi 4 is sufficient or does more powerfull is required ?

Hello KrisChris,

Minimal hardware requirements haven’t been defined (yet) but I can give some perspective. Currently I’m running the dev lab on a VPS that has 3 vCPUs and 4 GB of RAM without any issues. And the dev lab actually runs 4 nodes instead of 1. I would suggest to use a SSD because you need high read/write speeds because blocks can go really fast.

Some people have tried running the dev lab on a RPi but haven’t managed to succeed because of ARM library incompatibility.

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

Thank you for your answer !