I tried search the forum and this thread for an answer, but it seems to be very few things associated, at least as I could find.
I am currently a complete beginner when it comes to Deep Learning, however I have a solid background of programming. I would like to ask for a piece of advice here. I started looking at the first lecture, and after googling about at the costs of AWS (e.g. paperspace) I came to realise that it is not very cheap in the end anyway, especially with cost increasing proportional to use.
I have a freshly built (watercooled) rig, that I would then like to run my Deep Learning server (DLS) on. I run W10, with:
Asus Maximus IX Hero mobo
Intel i7 7700K
2 SSDs + 1 HDD
Corsair AX 860W PSU
I honnestly feel like it would be a pity for me to use anything else than this. I could upgrade RAM and run SLI if needed. So now to my questions:
- Since I am primarily a Windows user, I would like to run a virtual box (VB, or something similar, better if existing?) for my DLS. Are there any downsides, primarily in terms of speed, to running it through VB or will it work just as the AWS?
- Should I consider upgrading the PC? RAM is of course easy, but for SLI I would have to drain the system and remake some of the water pipes.
If anyone has some good insight and/or links on the matter of setting up a DLS using a VB I would be very grateful!