Hardware will be supplied by node operators, who in turn are rewarded in ZelCash for supplying the network with dedicated processing power. There are multiple options for supplying computing power, including renting from a VPS provider, renting a dedicated server to host multiple ZelNodes, or purchasing a server outright and hosting it in a data center or well-equipped home/office.
Note: The monthly cost to either rent or run dedicated hardware is significantly higher than earlier projects' masternodes and should be researched thoroughly by a potential node operator. ZelNodes do much more than simply validate transactions.
Of the 25% ZelNode block share, 15% goes to Basics, 25% to Supers, and 60% to BAMFs. Each chunk of rewards is split among the operators at that tier in a "Round Robin" mechanism. Nodes with the longest time since receiving rewards are on the top of the list to be paid out for the next block find. The more Nodes per tier, the longer the time between payouts for each operator.
BAMF: 1 Node receives 22.5 Zel per blockfind
Super: 1 Node receives 9.375 Zel per blockfind
Basic: 1 Node receives 5.625 Zel per blockfind
(150 Zel per block, 2 minute target find time)
After a Node receives rewards, it cycles to the bottom of the list.