Hardware Requirements

A Relay Node is a full node in the ARK network; it maintains a complete copy of the ledger (blockchain). These nodes serve as Public API endpoint, use an internal service discovery mechanism to locate other nodes and keep each other in sync.

Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • 4GB RAM

  • 40GB SSD

  • 2 Cores

ARK Nodes execute many query intensive operations. The most cost-effective approach for running a high-performance node is choosing SSD over HDD. Increasing the total RAM improves cache performance.

Configuration Requirements

  • Stable internet connection

  • Access to multiple open ports (actual ports may be configured)

    Service

    Port

    Required

    Enabled by default

    Documentation

    p2p

    4001

    reference

    public API

    4003

    reference

    webhook

    4004

    reference

    JSON-RPC

    8080

    reference