Free to use GPUs

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Free to use GPUs
« on: March 16, 2018, 10:25:56 am »
Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this but it seems legit. You can use unlimited GPU time in Google's cloud via Colab. The only apparent catch is it will stop after 12 hours so there is an upper limit on the size of the problem you can solve, however you can have as many 12 hour blocks of time on that thing as you want.

Here is where I first heard about it:

Here's the start page:

And here's the FAQ:

I didn't read the terms of use. Maybe that's where it says you're not permitted to use it for mining cryptocurrency.


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Re: Free to use GPUs
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 11:33:45 am »
Sorry to be a party pooper but make sure you check the gpus ram you use,  they usually lack it a little,  my card at home is only 4gbyte ram,  and it forces me to scale things down because of it, and sli doesnt double your ram, only your cores.  so it doesnt matter how many you have,  stuck at 12 gig tops, for the whole thing so your robo brain can only be small.

But i guess you could do a big brute force.



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Re: Free to use GPUs
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 11:53:58 am »

This doesn't look like the Google Cloud page I was on earlier.....are you sure it's Google Cloud?

Google Cloud is the way to go then!



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Re: Free to use GPUs
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 01:35:42 pm »
It seems that they're setting up a Virtual Machine for you to use to hold your work. It's saved in their environment and can only be shared if you allow it to be.

Interesting but I still don't trust leaving important data on or even placing it in a cloud environment.  But do as you will. I'm sure it's for the greater good!
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