[bitcoin-dev] Defining a min spec

Mistr Bigs misterbg6 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 12:33:39 UTC 2015

I'm an end user running a full node on an aging laptop.
I think this is a great suggestion! I'd love to know what system
requirements are needed for running Bitcoin Core.

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 6:04 AM, Jean-Paul Kogelman <jeanpaulkogelman at me.com>

> I’m a game developer. I write time critical code for a living and have to
> deal with memory, CPU, GPU and I/O budgets on a daily basis. These budgets
> are based on what we call a minimum specification (of hardware); min spec
> for short. In most cases the min spec is based on entry model machines that
> are available during launch, and will give the user an enjoyable experience
> when playing our games. Obviously, we can turn on a number of bells and
> whistles for people with faster machines, but that’s not the point of this
> mail.
> The point is, can we define a min spec for Bitcoin Core? The number one
> reason for this is: if you know how your changes affect your available
> budgets, then the risk of breaking something due to capacity problems is
> reduced to practically zero.
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