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What it's like to operate a full node. A short 1 year report.

What it's like to operate a full node. A short 1 year report.

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What it's like to operate a full node. A short 1 year report.

I thought this might help someone who's thinking about setting up a full node. I use a server with a 1 Gb symmetrical connection. The number of nodes is not limited.

Let's start with the node count. As you can see it varies roughly between 100 and 200 nodes.

Node Count

The download speed usage is very low.

Download

Upload speed is what a full node really consumes:

Upload

Mempool size. You can see that mempool size correlates with the bandwidth used.

https://i.redd.it/mfw81jfgz3g21.png

And here from which countries the nodes are connecting. I get most connections from China and USA.:

node countries

The processor load can be neglected. What really needed performance was the initial download of the blockchain. But I don't think that's as resource consuming anymore.

I hope this information will help you. And if you have idle upload capacity then just set a full node and support the network!

EDIT: I added the Mempool size.

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