An Element node requires resources in order to run the software properly. Knowing the hardware requirements needed to run an Element node is important to make sure it can provide resources to the Element community and to ensure the node operator is able to get credit in the Distribution.
Note: Each computer/VPS can only run 1 smart node OR 100 lite nodes.
An Element node is currently extremely light in regards to memory space and does not "mine" in the traditional sense. The Element node software is supported by Windows, Mac, and Linux (64-bit required). These are the current resources required for running an Element node:
4 GB RAM
2 CPU Cores
60 GB Hard Drive
Note: These requirements are subject to change. There may be additional requirements in terms of computational capacity and speed placed on nodes in the future. Lighter nodes will likely still function, but they will be given rewards in proportion to their contribution to the network. More information will be released on this when it is available.
How To Run Your Node:
Once the Element node software has been downloaded, you can log in to your Element account and the nodes you have purchased will be displayed in your dashboard. Each time a node you license and operate completes certain actions, you earn digital rewards on the Element blockchain.
Element nodes shouldn’t affect standard computer use. However, if you are doing graphic intensive processing, you may wish to pause the node during its use. You may always turn the node on and off as you please. To maximize rewards, it is recommended to run as often as possible.
Only one smart node can operate per instance of a computer or 100 lite nodes per instance of a computer. If you have purchased more than one smart node, but do not own multiple computers, you can run your smart nodes on a Virtual Private Server (VPS).
*Running Element Nodes will not be possible until the Element Blockchain goes live. All who have purchased nodes before this date will be notified and receive instructions as soon as the Element Blockchain goes live.
To learn more about Element nodes and how you can purchase your own please visit: elementunited.com/element-nodes/