GPU, How to get free access
How you can get access to GPU resources for free.
Here are a few ways to get free access to GPUs
- AWS Free Tier account provides 2 months free use of many Amazon services, such as SageMaker, to learn or explore machine learning.
- AWS SageMaker Studio Lab provides a free notebook environment for individuals that want to learn and experiment with machine learning code and models. Key benefits are:
- Completely free, you only need a valid email - no credit card or AWS account required
- No Set Up required - enabling you to focus on the data science lesson, not the configuration headaches
- Based on the open source community Project Jupyter
- Access to both CPU (12 hours per user session) and GPU (4 hours per user session)
- 15 GBs of persistent storage - enabling you and your students to save work in between user sessions
- Integration to Github
- For instructors who want to use SageMaker Studio Lab in your classrooms, AWS can issue additional reference codes to enable students to also get access immediately. For more information, contact Luke Chirhart.
- AWS Activate provides credits for startups, so if you are working toward a solution for possible commercialization you can apply for $1000 of credits.
- AWS Research Initiatives (ARI) – Submit research project proposals to get funding from NSF or NIH to use AWS compute resources.
- AWS Cloud Credit for Research – Submit brief, single-page proposals to get short term credits for AWS usage. No limits on faculty awards. Student awards are limited to $5000. For more information, see AWS Cloud Credit for Research FAQs.
- NIH STRIDES offers $500 credits for short-term projects on AWS, Azure, or GCP.
- AWS Educate is a free, self-paced environment to help you learn cloud technology. See the AWS Ramp-Up Guide: Machine Learning for a list of courses.
- AWS Academy provides free access to AWS but only through a series of courses provided by AWS that are part of an existing course. Instructors wanting to incorporating AWS Academy materials in their courses can find more information here.
- Code Love blog lists several free access solutions for GPUs: https://code-love.com/2020/08/08/where-to-get-free-gpu-cloud-hours-for-machine-learning/.
- Google Colab provides access free of charge to computing resources: https://colab.research.google.com/notebooks/intro.ipynb
- After using Google Colab you can move to Google Cloud GPUs with $300 of credit: https://cloud.google.com/gpu
- Kaggle.com provides 30 hours free usage per week: https://www.kaggle.com/docs/efficient-gpu-usage
- Microsoft Azure provides $200 of credit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/sizes-gpu
- Gradient Community offers free usage of GPUs: https://gradient.run/free-gpu
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