[LINK] Free cloud services

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Mon Dec 21 11:05:20 AEDT 2020

None of the free tiers are going to get you close to 8GB of memory, nor
anything close to your laptop CPU-wise.  AWS/Azure are the most generous
with 1GB, and GCP is even less.

Your only option would be to sign up for a free trial account with Azure or
GPC which will give you a few hundred dollars worth of credit to be used in
the first month, then use that to spin up a "paid" system, making sure to
keep the costs below the amount of free credit they have given you.


On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 3:53 PM Bernard Robertson-Dunn <brd at iimetro.com.au>

> Amazon and Microsoft advertise that you can get access to free cloud
> services.
> I'd like to run a Windows compute intensive app in something a lot more
> powerful than my laptop. The .exe is under 200kb but it needs about
> 5-10Gbytes of memory to run in. It produces output files of up to
> 100MBytes.
> Does anyone have any experience of Amazon and/or Microsoft (or anything
> else) and what the risks might be? Especially if the thing runs wild and
> chews up resources unexpectedly?
> Advice/comments would be appreciated.
> --
> Regards
> brd
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
> Canberra Australia
> email: brd at iimetro.com.au
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