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Terminology

Environment - Every instance belongs to an environment. The environment will keep your data safe when you don't have a running instance. Stopped environments can incur storage fees. When you destroy an instance, you can choose to destroy the environment attached to it.

Environment Template - We have a few environment templates. When you pick an environment template it will come with useful tools preinstalled such as Docker, Jupyter Notebook, PyTorch, and Tensoflow.

Instance - Instances are virtual machines with fully dedicated IPv4 addresses. You can SSH to your instance. You have full root access so you can install a different driver/CUDA version if you need.

Adding balance

Click on "Top-up" in the menu bar to increase your balance. Stripe is handling all our payments. It will be updated instantly. We don't automatically charge depending on your usage. No surprise charges!

Deploying an instance

Navigate back to the dashboard and click Deploy on your desired instance type. This will prompt you for your public SSH key. This allows secure passwordless access to your instance. If you don't know yours, you can read how to generate it. You may want to search for a different guide if you're on Windows. Deploying an instance takes around 1 minute.

If you just care about Jupyter and do not want direct SSH access to the host then you can leave it empty. You have full root access so you can install a different driver/CUDA version if you need.

How you're billed

You're billed ahead in 10-minute chunks for every instance you're running. This happens even if your instance is idling. This means that every 10 minutes your balance is reduced by 1/6th of the instance's hourly cost. Billing starts immediately once your instance becomes ready and stops as soon as you click destroy.

Stopped environments will incur storage charges. The estimation of cost is shown when you destroy the instance. Make sure you destroy the environments you don't need to avoid additional charges. Running instances doesn't incur any storage charges. The environment charges are calculated every 10-minute intervals as well.

The instance lifecycle

When you no longer need your instance you can destroy it. When you destroy the instance you can choose to destroy the environment attached to it. If you destroy both the instance and the environment, you will lose all the data.

Security & reliability

All of our servers are owned by us and are hosted in a secure Tier III data center. This prevents malicious physical access to the servers. The data on your instances remains confidential and is completely erased once your instance is destroyed.

The servers are cooled with air conditioning to ensure consistent performance. Every server is running with redundant internet providers and UPS (uninterruptible power supply) with a backup diesel generator.

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