# Requirements to run a node
Paloma requires anyone wishing to run a full node to run two pieces of software.
Anyone who wishes to become a validator with stake in the network will additionally be required to have wallets with funds for all Paloma target chains. For more information on Pigeon, see Pigeon docs.
# Hardware Requirements
Paloma is currently only available for Linux operating systems.Running a full Paloma node is a resource-intensive process that requires a persistent server, so please ensure your hardware fulfills the requirements below.
These are the the minimum requirements for running a full Paloma node:
- 4 or more CPU cores
- At least 32 GB of memory
- At least 300 mbps of network bandwidth
- At least 2 TB NVME SSD
As the network grows, the minimum storage requirements will also grow. It is recommended that you use more than the minimum storage requirements to run a robust full node.