To help with determining the proper hardware for node running, here are some concepts and recommendation to assist with resource planning.
vCPUs are equal to the amount of "Threads" (not cores) your CPU supports.
Example: 8 Threads = 8 vCPUs
We are recommending only using NMVe since fast drives are best for serving RPC requests. SSDs may cause less revenue and add to more frequent jailings for Pocket nodes.
When considering drive speeds, IOPS is the metric to consider. The higher the IOPS the faster that drive can perform random reads and writes, which results in greater performance, especially when running many nodes on a single drive.
When considering RAID, only use RAID 0 since RAID 1 greatly decreases drive IOPS.
Here are the suggested hardware specs for nodes being used on the Pocket Network. These are primarily pulled from official sources (when available).
* Have been modified to reflect the advice from experienced Pocket node runners