Hardware Requirements for RPC Node

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

For testing your RPC once the node is fully sync’d, see this example RPC request.

Hardware Recommended Specifications
CPU 8-Core (16-Thread) Intel i7/Xeon or equivalent with AVX support
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 250GB SSD (NVMe SSD is recommended. HDD will be enough for localnet only )

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 250GB SSD (NVMe SSD is recommended. HDD will be enough for localnet only)

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 + $20 storage
GCP c2-standard-8 $220 CPU + $20 storage
Azure Standard_F8s_v2 $180 CPU + $10 storage

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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