Can you only run this course's notebooks from Google Colab?

I searched the web but couldn’t really find what I’m looking for.
So far I’ve only used Google Colab but I noticed it’s extremely slow, I’m not sure if the code is being run in my machine or Google’s Servers.

Thank you

Are you sure you enabled the GPU?

Runtime -> Change Runtime Type -> Hardware Accelerator to GPU

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I am. And my notebook is getting really hot.

What browser are you using? If it’s chrome that can be very demanding of a laptop. I’d recommend Firefox if it’s too much

So all the fastai code is running only on my machine?

No, if you are using colaboratory it’s running on their servers, same with if you chose Kaggle or Paperspace, nothing is local, but the website itself can be rough on computers sometimes, so you may want to use Firefox instead of Chrome.

Alright, thanks for the help!
Just one more thing, is Google Colab powerful enough or should I pay for some Kaggle ou Paperspace servers?

Colab is plenty powerful :slight_smile: (I’ve used it since I started my journey). Fair warning: widgets (like in lesson 2) won’t work without some effort and a few headaches, if you run into trouble I’d recommend the Platform: Google Colab thread :slight_smile:

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