Size of instance?


#1

Where are the specs for the instance that is being used for Athera (and the specs for the Power configuration)?


#2

Hi,

First, it’s important to note:
The exact specs will change from time to time as new options, such as more powerful GPUs, become available within Google Cloud Platform. Also, the price/power point of cloud compute is briskly improving over time.

At the moment, the standard instance type is an 8 core 30 GB RAM 1x GPU config, and the power option is a 16 core 104 GB RAM 2x GPU machine.

Plans for more control and flexibility is on our roadmap.


#3

Great response. Thank you!


#4

Can you expand your info on the instance type to include the processor currently in use? Ver of the processor? Are the cores used hyper-threaded or full cores? Can you discuss what is the roadmap for the future. As the core configuration changes how will the price of the workstation change?


#5

Hi Greg. Athera has since evolved and we now offer a selection of specific Machine Profiles. Info Machine Profiles specs and pricing is available in the section at the bottom of this page:
https://athera.io/pricing-and-packages/

More detailed info about Google Compute Engine’s underlying machine types is available here:
https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/machine-types Athera uses n1-standard-8 + 1 K80 GPU for the Standard machine profile and n1-highmem-16 + 2x K80 GPUs for the Power machine profile.

Our roadmap for additional machine types is pending feedback from early users. If you have a project that you want to try on Athera, then sign up for a proof of concept with us at https://athera.io/contact-us/: Doing so offers an elevated level of direct support from the product team!