This article explains what the requirements are for running the Gala Node software.
The Gala Node software requires specific hardware resources in order to run the software properly. Knowing the hardware requirements needed to run the Gala Node software is important to ensure it can provide resources to the Gala Games and Entertainment ecosystem and ensure the node operator can get credit in the Distribution.
This article assumes the reader understands the information in the following articles:
The Gala Node software runs workloads that make the Gala Games and Entertainment Ecosystem function. Typically, each workload will receive 1 point per node in their corresponding distributions. If an operator runs a Founder's Node and a Town Node and completes their work requirements, the operator would receive 1 point in the Founder's Node Distribution and 1 point in the Town Node Distribution. Most workloads have a requirement of running them for 6+ hours each day, but it is highly recommended to run these workloads 24/7.
The Gala Node software supports Windows Desktop, 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
A Valid Node Pairing (Please see Node Pairing to learn more)
The Gala Node Software v3 supports ARM Processors like the Apple M1 chip.
These requirements are subject to change.
The download for the Gala Node software on Windows and macOS:
For Linux, follow the install guide here: