I’m really enjoying the deep learning course.
I’ve set up my VM on google cloud as they offer $300 free credit.
I’m trying to go through the lessons in great detail, making notes, and really attempting to understand what is happening and what the fast.ai library is doing.
This is a slow process (for me!) and it means that I’m spending a large amount of time with the GPU idle.
Any recommendations on how to set everything up so I only use the GPU as needed when I’m actually training the models?
I thought about maybe setting up one CPU instance to study, and a seperate GPU instance to train, but my understanding is that fast.ai needs a GPU to run?
My local machine is a 2012 macbook pro, maybe I could set up fast.ai on it? but again, it doesn’t have a nvidia gpu.
I’ve had a look at Crestle and the GPU on off functions seems great! But $300 of free credit from Google is hard to ignore.
Thanks for the help,