[Bitcoin-development] Running a full node

Jameson Lopp jameson.lopp at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 21:47:03 UTC 2014


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I host charts of my node's system metrics at http://statoshi.info/#/dashboard/db/system-metrics

Note that the CPU spikes are abnormal as I'm making automated RPC calls to query the UTXO set.

My node's bandwidth usage chart can be found at http://statoshi.info/#/dashboard/file/default.json?panelId=1&fullscreen

- - Jameson

On 11/08/2014 12:44 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> On 8 November 2014 16:28, Daniel F <nanotube at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>>> But I'd like to know what storage, RAM  and bandwidth resources are
>>> needed. I guess that the problem is not the CPU.
>>
>> Hi Francis,
>>
>> Here are some rough guidelines for you, based on the statistics from my
>> node:
>>
>> disk usage: about 30GB currently for the blockchain data. It'll only
>> keep growing from here, but relatively slowly.
>>
> 
> There's some statistics on this site:
> 
> https://blockchain.info/charts/blocks-size
> 
> It may be reasonable to assume 10GB growth a year.  When I was running a
> full node I gave it a disk of 50GB.
> 
> 
>>
>> cpu usage: pretty much nothing, after you have synced the blockchain.
>>
>> ram usage: after it runs for a few months, my node gets up to using 1.5
>> GB of ram or so.
>>
>> bandwidth usage: my node averages about 500GB of traffic per month, most
>> of it outgoing.
>>
>> Hope that gives you a rough idea of what you can expect for running full
>> node.
>>
>> Best,
>> Daniel
>>
>>
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