Running Science United on Google Cloud, Azure, etc

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chrispsn

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Message 80 - Posted: 23 Oct 2018, 8:44:26 UTC

Hi there,

As you probably know, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure etc offer free cloud credit to new users, which can be used to get quite beefy machines:

- https://cloud.google.com/free/
- https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/

It would be a great help to the project if accessing that cloud compute was made as easy for new users as possible, perhaps via:

- a step-by-step guide
- automatic scripts for setting up an instance and getting everything downloaded and run.

Leela Zero, which is a non-BOINC project, has started to do this. From experience, using the Tesla V100 makes a huge difference to the rate of training: https://github.com/gcp/leela-zero/issues/1905
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Yavanius
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Message 131 - Posted: 24 Jan 2019, 5:29:37 UTC - in response to Message 80.  

That would be more along the lines of something for BOINC. Science United is intended for your average computer user who would probably think cloud computing has something to do with the weather or the climate. It also is intended to be as minimally involved as possible in the user setting up the project.
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Message 206 - Posted: 27 Apr 2019, 12:35:35 UTC - in response to Message 131.  

The cloud computing is a new trend to secure valuable data on 3rd party'server or their system.
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