GPU servers are designed for artificial intelligence, machine learning and complex modeling. They are equipped with high-end GPUs and huge quantity of cores, memory and storage. In short, GPUs are optimized for taking huge batches of data and performing the same operation over and over very quickly.
There are six steps to provision a new GPU server:
Important: Your SSH public keys are fetched during the boot process.
If you upload them to the management console after your server is booted, they will not be added to your
If you do not want the keys to be downloaded during the next boot, execute the following command on your server:
root@c1-X-Y-Z-T:~# echo manual > /etc/init/ssh-keys.override
In the Compute section of the side menu, click Compute. If you do not have an instance already created, the product presentation is displayed.
Click Create a server. The creation page displays.
Note: GPU instances are currently available on request. Please open a support ticket to request a GPU instance quota for your account.
Start by choosing an image for the cloud instance.
You can choose an image from five sources:
OS Images: Choose your favourite basic Linux distribution, ready to be configured by you.
GPU OS: Choose an Ubuntu Bionic (18.04) optimized for Machine Learning. It comes preinstalled with everything you need to fully use your GPU and Anaconda, the most complete python distribution.
InstantApps: We provide an up-to-date list different pre-installed applications.
My images: You can populate your own list of server templates. See also Create your own image
Snapshots: You can recover a server from a previously saved state. See also Backup your data with snapshots
You can choose a region in which your instance will be deployed geographically.
Currently we provide the following locations for GPU instances:
Click on the GPU tab to deploy a GPU instance:
Currently RENDER-S instances are available, featuring a Nvidia Tesla P100 16GB, 10 vCores and 400GB SSD storage space.
Each RENDER-S instance comes with a fixed volume size of 400GB.
You can configure advanced options of your server, including:
Edit the following information about the instance:
Click the “Create a new Server” button. This action launches the create server action. The instance will be ready soon after.
On a Mac, Windows or Linux computer, you can follow the tutorial on Logging into the Instance.