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Minimum hardware requirements to run a stake pool

The latest technical specifications and supported platforms can be found on the Cardano Node release page.

Currently the following specifications are recommended on Mainnet:

  • Servers: 1 for block producer node + at least 2 for relay nodes
  • CPU: An Intel or AMD x86 processor with two or more cores at 2GHz or faster
  • Memory: 24GB of RAM
  • Storage: 150GB of free storage (250GB recommended for future growth)
  • Operating system: 64-bit Linux (Ubuntu 18.04+, Mint 19.3+, Debian 10.3+)
  • Broadband: a good network connection with about 1 GB of bandwidth per hour on a public IP4 address
  • Air-gapped environment for key security

For testnet pools, some requirements are smaller:

  • Memory: 4GB of RAM
  • Storage: 20GB of free storage
  • Air-gapped environment not required