Further, are there a different set of system requirements between the two, and if so, what is it?
1<comment removed> @Goooooose If you have an answer, please post it in the 'answer' section below. Thanks.– Robert CartainoNov 28, 2017 at 19:36
Regarding your reputation not the question please have a look at the review queues.– HelmarNov 29, 2017 at 9:18
A full public node is the same as a full node, but with external/remote access enabled. This means that other light wallet users, outside your local network, can use the node as well. Requirements are the same but a busy public node might experience more heavy load due to the extra requests from all light wallet users connected.
Is it possible to mitigate heavy load with higher specs on the public nodes or is it network bound?– aboose ♦Nov 28, 2017 at 19:45
I imagine it depends which bottleneck it hits first, which is dependent on the relevant server and network. Nov 28, 2017 at 19:48