Give Einstein a temporary boost via Google Cloud Compute trial

David Harris
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RE: Might be interesting to

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Might be interesting to compare some GPU apps, but unfortunately there's no BRP6 CPU version.
Anyway, a GeForce 750 Ti does a single BRP6-Beta task in ~6500 secs and consumes ~50% of TDP, which should equal to approximately 30 W (the card is 60 W TDP). I'm sure this beats any CPU app ;-)

Oh, yes. By a wide margin.

My GPU cruncher and CPU-only cruncher have roughly the same specs for the common components, except the GPU cruncher has a graphics card. The GPU machine uses roughly twice the power of the CPU cruncher, but that's expected.

The GPU cruncher running mainly BRP6-Beta earns credits at 10x the rate vs. the CPU cruncher running just FGRP4.

So, on roughly a credit-per-watt ratio, BRP6-Beta is at least 5x 'better' than FGRP4.

Matt Kowal
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RE: RE: What happens

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What happens after the trial period?

They promise not to automatically charge you. I suppose your projects get cancelled.

I can confirm that the active instance are paused. You are not charged unless you actively opt into the paid service. If you do not wish to continue with the paid service, I would still recommend deleting the instances and project so as to avoid any potential complications.

fastbunny
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So, I received the first

So, I received the first bill, which I luckily do not have to pay. Now I can work out what the credits/dollar ratio is.

I started this virtual machine on January the 14th, which means it has been running for almost 18 days at the time of the first bill (January the 31st). It has 8 Xeon cores at 2.50 GHz, costing $127,75, with 16 GB RAM, costing $34,32 so far. This amount of RAM is a bit much for Einstein, so you could cut some costs there. Together with a few cents for disk space and network traffic, we arrive at a total of $162,97 for 18 days.

The Google machine did around 130 FGRP4 CPU tasks in 18 days. This works out to approximately 250,000 credits, including the few tasks with credit still pending. This works out to 250,000 / 162,97 = 1534 credits per dollar, and similarly, to approximately $0.65 per 1000 credits.

If you were to limit the amount of RAM to 512MB per core, I think you'd still have enough for the FGRP4 tasks and could squeeze a bit more credits out per dollar.

Sasa Jovicic
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I received bill too. Creating

I received bill too. Creating Google VM costs 1$.

John
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Nice idea, but you pay a

Nice idea, but you pay a price for this computing: Google asks for your card details even in its free version. Why? It doesn't make sense, unless you choose to pay. And it seems Google is known for eating up a lot of private data.

Sasa Jovicic
Sasa Jovicic
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It costs only 1$. Now I have

It costs only 1$. Now I have 5 VM !!!

Logforme
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RE: Nice idea, but you pay

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Nice idea, but you pay a price for this computing: Google asks for your card details even in its free version.


No free lunches. You pay with information instead of dollars
On the other hand Google might not be THAT evil, maybe they just hope to hook punters with the old "the first one's free". I'm sure someone at google did the math.

Filipe
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I'm testing the free trial at

I'm testing the free trial at Google compute engine. Really nice idea. Anyone using the paid option?

It doesn't seems to be cost effective renting a vCPU 8 cores vs owning a 8 core xeon system.

Anyone cares to share there experiences?

 

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