Please make sure to read the pages in the Get started section before proceeding with the installation of Lotus. This page provide details on prerequisites before Lotus installation prerequisites and supported platforms.
To run a Lotus node your computer must have:
- macOS or Linux installed. Windows is not yet supported.
- 8-core CPU and 32 GiB RAM. Models with support for Intel SHA Extensions (AMD since Zen microarchitecture or Intel since Ice Lake) will significantly speed things up.
- Enough space to store the current Lotus chain (preferably on an SSD storage medium). The chain grows at approximately 38 GiB per day. The chain can be synced from trusted state snapshots and compacted or pruned.
These are the minimal requirements to run a Lotus node. Hardware requirements for storage providers are different.
Currently, lotus installation is supported on the following platforms.