In Avalanche®, hundreds of nodes process and validate transactions simultaneously, which ensures a high level of decentralization without harming scalability.
What are the requirements to run a node?
Avalanche is an incredibly lightweight protocol, so nodes can run on commodity hardware. Note that as network usage increases, hardware requirements may change.
CPU: Equivalent of 8 AWS vCPU
RAM: 16 GiB
Storage: 1 TB
OS: Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 or MacOS >= Catalina
Note that HW requirements shall scale with the amount of AVAX staked on the node. Nodes with big stakes (100k+ AVAX) will need more powerful machines than listed and will use more bandwidth as well.
Options for building a node
Run an Avalanche Node using the Install Script
Run an avalanche node manually
Run an Avalanche Node in the Cloud (AWS, Azure, or Google cloud)
For any additional questions, please view our other knowledge base articles or contact a support team member via the chat button. Examples are for illustrative purposes only.