I’ll ask the exact same question i asked for Mary fork.
Do 8 Gb RAM is enought for Alonzo and smart contracts on september 12 ? I think the awnser is no, big NO.
Do you think IOHK should update the minimum requirements page ?
If they do, that’s mean all nodes on raspberry pie will be obsolete. There’s a lot of raspberry pie on Cardano network.
Cloud base VM with 16gb RAM are expensive and it’s not all SPO that can buy good hardware for bare-metal node. There is a fondamantal reflexion to have here.
Six months ago, i started with only 4 Gb RAM, since then i upgraded nodes 2 times. 4 Gb > 8 Gb > 16 Gb. I hope it’s gona be enought to make it to christmass.