Currently working my way through the course (great stuff so far). I’ve reached a point where part of the homework was to ask a question. I don’t really have a question, however I’d like to share an alternative environment that I’ve been using.
The AWS environment works pretty well, and I was happy with it. However I have moved to Paperspace (https://www.paperspace.com), they have specific instances built for machine learning.
Their instances are faster (better GPU) than the AWS instance referred to in the course (about 50% faster) and cheaper $0.65/hr vs $0.90.
The ML-in-a-box has everything you need pre-installed to do this course.
I had to fix three things
- Jupyter notebook was not bound to the public network adapter (so I could access it from my browser)
- The notebook port needed adding to the firewall.
- Downgrade the version of Keras to 1.2.2 (seems to be some sort of bug in v2)
One final cool feature is the ‘Auto off after X hours’. This saves you from being charged if you accidentally forget to turn it off.