What are the Requirements for Running a Founder's Node?
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This article explains what the requirements are for running the Gala Node software.
The Gala Node software requires resources in order to run the software properly. Knowing the hardware requirements needed to run the Gala Node software is important to make sure it can provide resources to the Gala Games Ecosystem and to ensure the node operator is able to get credit in the Distribution.
This article assumes the reader understands the information in the following articles:
What is a VPS?
What is a Distribution?
The Gala Node software is currently extremely lightweight and does not "mine" in the traditional sense. The Gala Node software secures the game blockchain that Gala Games uses for games at the moment. An owner accumulates 1 point per node for running them for 6+ hours each day. No crypto mining, in the traditional sense, is involved. An owner is rewarded GALA based on the number of points an owner receives.
The Gala Node software supports Windows, Mac, and Linux (64-bit required) that has not hit end of life (operating systems that are still getting supported by their developers). These are the current resources required for running the Gala Node Software:
4 GB RAM
2 CPU Cores
60 GB Disk Space
An x86/X64 Processor
A Stable Internet Connection
These requirements are subject to change.
The download for the Gala Node software on Windows and Mac:
Download the Gala Node Software
For Linux, follow the install guide here: Install the Gala Node Software on an Ubuntu Linux VPS