Avalanche is an incredibly lightweight protocol, so the minimum computer requirements are quite modest.

  • Hardware: CPU > 2 GHz, RAM > 6 GB, Storage > 200 GB free space.

  • OS: Ubuntu >= 18.04 or Mac OS X >= Catalina. (Ubuntu versions older than 18.04 may work but have not been tested.)

  • Network: IPv4 or IPv6 network connection, with an open public port.

If you want just to run the node, you can use the precompiled binaries. If you're going to run the node on Linux, you can use the installer script.

If you're a developer and want to build the node from source, you will need Go >= 1.15.5. Run go version. It should be 1.15.5 or above. Run echo $GOPATH. It should not be empty.

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