Set up a GPU instance

Create an account and get a GPU instance up and running within a few minutes!

Step 1: Top up your account

When using On-Demand or Spot instances, you will only be charged for the compute you actually use. Every 10 minutes will be deducted from your account balance. You must start with a minimum of $20.

If you would like to deploy a long-term instance, you will need to check the price of your desired setup and top-up your account with that amount before deployment.

Step 2: Deploy New Instance

Click the Deploy Instance button on the Instances page.

Choose instance type and contract

On-demand instances are available for Pay As You Go pricing (every 10 minutes deducted from your account balance) or long-term rentals. Long-term rentals are paid fully up-front.

Spot instances are only available for Pay As You Go pricing because they can be deleted at any point.

Choose GPU or CPU model and size

First choose the model you would like. You can see the available sizes on the bottom of each model card (grey are unavailable). After clicking the desired model, the size section will appear with specifications. Select your desired size or request to be notified when it is available by clicking the Notify button.

Choose location

In most cases, the above choices will automatically select the location for your instance. Learn more about our data center locations

Configure the operating system

You can choose between Ubuntu and JupyterLab with various configurations. Select Change Configuration to view all available options.

Add storage

Create new volumes with the Add new volume button, or select existing volumes by clicking Add existing volumes. Your volumes must be detached in order to be attached to a new instance.

Choose or create SSH key

Add a new SSH key from the Deploy instance page or Keys page. View Creating an SSH key.

Load a startup script (optional)

A startup script is a bash script that runs automatically when you deploy your GPU instance for the first time. It's handy for automating tasks without having to SSH into the instance and run the script manually.

Choose hostname and description

The hostname is a human-friendly name to help you recognize an instance. The description shows various information about what type of instance it is, including OS, GPU model, and location. These are automatically generated, but you can edit them to be anything you want.

Review and Deploy

Review your order summary and click Deploy now to deploy your instance. If you are ordering a long-term instance, your account balance will be deducted the full amount. View pricing and billing

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