What are the requirements to join Hive?

System requirements for a Hive server node

We have been running nodes on hardware as light as a Raspberry Pi and as complex as a Core i9 multiprocessor server. While the software will run on almost any platform, we’ want to bemore transparent on the types of nodes that will be most successful on the network - both in terms of economic rewards for storage node operators, as well as allowing the network to achieve durability, availability and performance levels equivalent to, or better than, the mega-cloud competition. So, what does it take to be successful?

Minimum Recommended Storage Node Requirements:

  • A minimum of one (1) processor core dedicated to each storage node service

  • A minimum of 20 GB with no maximum of available space per node

  • 2 TB of bandwidth available per month; unlimited preferred

  • 5 Mbps bandwidth upstream

  • Online and operational 95 % of the time per month (MAX total downtime of 1 hour per day)

Preferred Storage Node Requirements:

  • A minimum of one (1) processor core dedicated to each node service

  • A minimum of 1 TB and potentially as much as 20 TB of available space per node

  • 16+ TB of unmetered bandwidth available per month; unlimited preferred

  • 100+ Mbps bandwidth upstream

  • Online and operational at least 99.5% of the time per month (4 hours downtime per month)