Hardware Requirements

This page covers the hardware requirements necessary to run Marlin node. The user can be a relayer, producer or consumer.

Machine Specifications

Relayer

  • CPU : 1 core Intel Xeon equivalent
  • RAM : 2 GB
  • SSD : 1 GB
  • Network Bandwidth : upto 10 Gbps
  • Data out : 200 GB
  • Data In : 20 GB
Cloud Provider Machine Type Cost Cost per additional chain*
AWS a1.medium $37 $18
GCP e2.medium $60 $33
Azure A1 v2 $60 $25

* - Assuming Bandwidth is sufficient and data out of 200 GB to support an extra chain.

Note: Upto 10 chains can be supported with the specified hardware.

Producer/consumer

  • CPU : 1 core Intel Xeon equivalent
  • RAM : 2 GB
  • SSD : 1 GB
  • Network Bandwidth : upto 10 Gbps
  • Data out : 5 GB
  • Data In : 20 GB
Cloud Provider Machine Type Cost
AWS a1.medium $20
GCP e2-medium $30
Azure A1 v2 $32

Note: It is necessary to run a light client of the Blockchain network of which data is propogated. The requirements for the light client are not considered in the calculations above as each blockchain network will have different requirements.

Note: This is a preliminary data of the hardware requirements. Accurate benchmarks for running the node will be published soon.