A smart node requires resources in order to run the software properly. Knowing the hardware requirements needed to run a smart node is important to make sure it can provide resources to the Connect Ecosystem and to ensure the smart node operator is able to get credit in the Distribution.
This article assumes the reader understands the information in the following articles:
What is a VPS?
What is a smart node?
What is a Distribution?
A smart node supports Windows, Mac, and Linux (64-bit required). These are the current resources required for running a Founder's Node:
4 GB RAM
2 CPU Cores
60 GB Disk Space
These requirements are subject to change. There may be additional requirements in terms of computational capacity and speed placed on nodes in the future. Lighter nodes will likely still function, but they will be given rewards in proportion to their contribution to the network. More information will be released on this when it is available.
The download for nodes on Windows, Mac and Linux can be found under the Node Info page account page on the Green App here: https://app.share.green/