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Hardware Requirements

A Relay Node is a full node in the ARK network; it maintains a complete copy of the ledger (blockchain). These nodes serve as Public API endpoint, use an internal service discovery mechanism to locate other nodes and keep each other in sync.

Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • 4GB RAM
  • 40GB SSD
  • 2 Cores

ARK Nodes execute many query intensive operations. The most cost-effective approach for running a high-performance node is choosing SSD over HDD. Increasing the total RAM improves cache performance.

Configuration Requirements

  • Stable internet connection

  • Access to multiple open ports (actual ports may be configured)

    Service Port Required Enabled by default Documentation
    p2p 4001 reference
    public API 4003 reference
    webhook 4004 reference
    JSON-RPC 8080 reference

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