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Old 2019-10-24, 15:46   #1
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Hi, so I just started using the Colab feature in the gpu72 website, and I was wondering if I could create more than 1 notebook acces key in order to have a key for every work type. I don't know if I should post this directly in the Notebook integration subthread, in case I made a mistake, I apologize.
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Old 2019-10-24, 16:54   #2
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Hi, so I just started using the Colab feature in the gpu72 website, and I was wondering if I could create more than 1 notebook acces key in order to have a key for every work type. I don't know if I should post this directly in the Notebook integration subthread, in case I made a mistake, I apologize.
Hey. Welcome.

I have to say it was kinda cool watching you come in "green", and within a few minutes had spun up an instance and were working away! It's the way it should be!

To answer your question, you may create as many "AKeys" as you'd like. I have different keys named so I can keep track of what account they're running under, and where. For example, "Colab_CVH", "Kaggle_iROOT", etc.

For each key you can have a different "Work Type" selected. You will shortly be able to edit these, to be able to change the worktype (and even the name, if so desired).

Please let us know if you have any further questions.
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Old 2019-10-24, 19:09   #3
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Got it, thank you a lot!

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Please let us know if you have any further questions.
I would maybe like to know if there is a limit to the work I can do daily for each notebook in terms of hours, and if it would be a problem if I wanted to run 2 or more Colab notebooks at the same time from the same IP address.

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I would maybe like to know if there is a limit to the work I can do daily for each notebook in terms of hours, and if it would be a problem if I wanted to run 2 or more Colab notebooks at the same time from the same IP address.
Colab should limit you to 12 hours at some point. Until they do, go for as much as they will give you (you will still need to restart it after 12 hours).
The IP is not the issue, it is the account/ID. I have had 2 accounts each running on a different phone, both attached to my home wifi.
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Old 2019-10-24, 20:53   #5
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Ok, thank you!

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The IP is not the issue, it is the account/ID
Are you referring to the google account used to access colab or to the notebook acces key? Sorry for my ignorance.

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Ok, thank you!


Are you referring to the google account used to access colab or to the notebook acces key? Sorry for my ignorance.
Google account. You can use any notebook access key on any account.
To know you are ignorant and acknowledge it is better than to believe that you are not ignorant.
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You can use any notebook access key on any account.
Thanks -- important to point that out.

To get a little "geeky" (sorry; I'm in that mode at the moment)...

1. The AKey is simply a way of tieing a running instance to a GPU72 Account.

1.1. The AKey is a "unique identifier" which says "do work as this person".

1.2. But, importantly, it doesn't give away any "access credentials" of said person (or more accurately, their Account).

1.2.1. Just to get pedantic... There is the risk that if an AKey "leaked" someone could reserve and do work on your behalf.

2. There is a "one-to-many" relationship between the GPU72 Account and the AKeys. An account can have 0 to "many" AKeys.

2.1. Each AKey, on the other hand, is only "related" back to one Account.

3. There is a "many-to-many" relationship between the AKeys and running Colab / Kaggle "Instances".

3.1. An instance may use any AKey.

3.2. It is perfectly OK to use the same AKey in more than one running instance at a time.

3.2.1. For resource management purposes, however, it is better to have each "class" of instance run under it's own name. This is so when you see an instance stop reporting on assignments, you know immediately which (and where) it is.

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Indeed. Well worded sir.
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Ok, thank you a lot for the kindness and the informations!
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So if I have two different Google accounts, how best then to run 2 notebooks on the same browser?
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So if I have two different Google accounts, how best then to run 2 notebooks on the same browser?
Just launch a new browser tab/window. Go to Colab. You're "default" account will be linked.

Click on the account symbol at the far top right (will be your profile picture if you have one, otherwise a colored circle with a letter). A "pop-up" will appear, which lists all of your accounts. Click on the one you want to use.

Then proceed as usual.
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Just launch a new browser tab/window. Go to Colab. You're "default" account will be linked.

Click on the account symbol at the far top right (will be your profile picture if you have one, otherwise a colored circle with a letter). A "pop-up" will appear, which lists all of your accounts. Click on the one you want to use.

Then proceed as usual.
Thanks for that :)
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