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.
Stable internet connection
Access to multiple open ports (actual ports may be configured)