The recommended system requirements for running the Nimbus beacon node are:
|Operating system||Linux 64-bit, Windows 64-bit, macOS 11+|
|Memory||4GB (running) or 8GB (building)|
In addtion to the beacon node, you will need to run an execution client. Check the documentation of the client of choice and add them to the above requirements.
Broadly, to run both an execution and a consensus client on the same machine, we recommend a 2 TB SSD drive and 8 GB RAM.
Nimbus has been optimized to also run well on hardware significantly less powerful than the recommended system requirements — the more validators you run on the same node, the more hardware resources and network bandwidth will it will use.