System Requirements

Minimum Specifications

A rippled server should run comfortably on commodity hardware, to make it inexpensive to participate in the network. At present, Ripple recommends the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System:
    • Production: CentOS or RedHat Enterprise Linux (latest release) or Ubuntu (16.04+) supported
    • Development: Mac OS X, Windows (64-bit), or most Linux distributions
  • CPU: 64-bit x86_64, 2+ cores
  • Disk: Minimum 50GB for the database partition. SSD strongly recommended (minimum 1000 IOPS, more is better)
  • RAM: 8GB+

Amazon EC2's m3.large VM size may be appropriate depending on your workload. A fast network connection is preferable. Any increase in a server's client-handling load increases resources needs.

For best performance in enterprise production environments, Ripple recommends running rippled on bare metal with the following characteristics:

  • Operating System: Ubuntu 16.04+
  • CPU: Intel Xeon 3+ GHz processor with 4 cores and hyperthreading enabled
  • Disk: SSD (7000+ writes/second, 10,000+ reads/second)
  • RAM:
    • For testing: 8GB+
    • For production: 32GB
  • Network: Enterprise data center network with a gigabit network interface on the host

See Also

For more information on the recommended specifications and planning for production needs, see Capacity Planning.