tldr; $1.17 per hour for a V100 GPU & easier to use than Paperspace which charges double
Hi, I was inspired by your (the community’s) achievements in the DAWNBench competition, particularly the use of spot instances to lower costs. But even with the collection of scripts made available, running them still seemed really tough from a DevOps perspective. To make deep learning more accessible to aspiring researchers I quit my job and started building a product to make getting started easier and cheaper. Salamander adds just 26% to AWS spot prices (& reduces costs further with other optimisations). So with joy, I’d love to introduce Salamander to you all!
Here’s a 1-minute demo:
And link to the website:
When designing a server, just select “fast.ai” under “Software” and all course materials + the library will automatically be installed into a new conda environment.
I don’t have enough money to give away free compute credits, but have done everything else within my power to lower costs. Your science and daily work are wonderful things, it’s through action that our love for humanity becomes apparent & I hope Salamander can help you all love humanity more.
& I’ll ofc be watching this thread to help, listen & talk.