Hardware Requirements for Archival Node

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

Hardware Recommended Specifications
CPU 8-Core (16-Thread) Intel i7/Xeon or equivalent with AVX support
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 2 Terabyte SSD

Verify AVX support on Linux by issuing the command $ lscpu | grep -oh avx. If the output is empty, your CPU is not supported.

Minimal Hardware Specifications

Hardware Minimal Specifications
CPU 8-Core (16-Thread) Intel i7/Xeon or equivalent with AVX support
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage 1.5 Terabyte SSD

Verify AVX support on Linux by issuing the command $ lscpu | grep -oh avx. If the output is empty, your CPU is not supported.

Cost Estimation

Estimated monthly costs depending on operating system:

Cloud Provider Machine Size Linux
AWS c5.2xlarge $250 CPU + $300 storage †
GCP c2-standard-8 $220 CPU + $300 storage †
Azure Standard_F8s_v2 $180 CPU + $300 storage †

( † ) The storage cost will grow overtime as an archival node stores more data from the growing NEAR blockchain.

Resources for Cost Estimation

All prices reflect *reserved instances* which offer deep discounts on all platforms with a 1 year commitment

– AWS
– cpu: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/reserved-instances/pricing
– storage: https://aws.amazon.com/ebs/pricing
– GCP
– cpu: https://cloud.google.com/compute/vm-instance-pricing
– storage: https://cloud.google.com/compute/disks-image-pricing
– Azure — https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator

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