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System requirements

The recommended system requirements for running the Nimbus beacon node are:

What Recommended
Operating system Linux 64-bit, Windows 64-bit, macOS X 10.15+
Memory 4GB
Disk space 200GB
Network Reliable broadband

Execution client

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.

Minimal requirements

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.