I am planning on syncing my geth node with Ropsten using Ubuntu on AWS. From my pains I've experienced so far I'm uncovering that I'll need :
8 cores, 64GB RAM, 100Mbps Internet connection, 300GB SSD drive and that I should run a cache size
Let me know if that seems correct or please let me know what is minimum to get a full sync using fast mode.
It took me 3 days to get all the blocks minus the last 65 of them using
Ubuntu 16, 1gb ram, 2 gb swap file, 32gb drive, Download: 302.30 Mbit/s, Upload: 232.94 Mbit/s