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2021-09-08, 14:19   #12
chalsall
If I May

"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

293A16 Posts

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 Originally Posted by Chuck I had hoped that for $50/month I might get better hardware with Pro+ than with the previous Pro, but tonight it looks like time to leave. Very sorry to hear that. But thanks very much for your contributions! Just out of interest... Did you try experimenting with the "Factory Reset" option when you were given sub-optimal GPUs? 2021-09-08, 16:20 #13 ATH Einyen Dec 2003 Denmark D0A16 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by Chuck I had hoped that for$50/month I might get better hardware with Pro+ than with the previous Pro, but tonight it looks like time to leave. I had consistently been getting two 24-hour sessions each day with no worse than two P100 cards, and occasionally two V100s. Sometimes T4s were in the mix. Tonight when I started the next day's sessions I got K80s. That's unacceptable for this premium price, so I killed the two sessions and I have to say goodbye to Colab again. It was a good three week run.
I think you need to restart sessions completely after upgrading, and maybe it takes a little bit of time as well.

I was starting to get mostly T4's with occasional P100 on Pro nonplus(sed), and then I upgraded to Pro+ I immediately got 2x T4s again on Pro+. But the next day and since then, I have been getting V100's and a few P100, so I think I should have reset those 2x T4s sessions completely that first night and restarted, or maybe it just takes a day for it to update.

Even though it seems like a hard blow from $10 to$50 per month, I do think it is just a case of us being used to "too good to be true" until now. Last year when I started on normal Pro I was running 3 sessions P100 for 20-24 hours a day for $10 per months, so 1800-2160 hours of P100 for$10. Then later you could "only" get 2 sessions for 20+ hours or 3 sessions for much shorter but instead you could get V100s as well.

$50 isn't even enough to cover the power cost if I run 2 sessions P100/V100 for 20-24 hours per day, so 1200-1440 hours per months or 3.5-4.2 cents/hour. Last fiddled with by ATH on 2021-09-08 at 16:29 2021-09-08, 19:57 #14 Chuck May 2011 Orange Park, FL 2×3×151 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by chalsall Very sorry to hear that. But thanks very much for your contributions! Just out of interest... Did you try experimenting with the "Factory Reset" option when you were given sub-optimal GPUs? Yes; I "factory reset" twice on each of the two sessions receiving K80s, and was given another K80 each time. 2021-09-08, 20:05 #15 Chuck May 2011 Orange Park, FL 2×3×151 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by ATH Even though it seems like a hard blow from$10 to $50 per month, I do think it is just a case of us being used to "too good to be true" until now. Last year when I started on normal Pro I was running 3 sessions P100 for 20-24 hours a day for$10 per months, so 1800-2160 hours of P100 for $10. Then later you could "only" get 2 sessions for 20+ hours or 3 sessions for much shorter but instead you could get V100s as well.$50 isn't even enough to cover the power cost if I run 2 sessions P100/V100 for 20-24 hours per day, so 1200-1440 hours per months or 3.5-4.2 cents/hour.
I figured I was saving about \$20/month electricity not running my own 1080ti GPU, and also not having the additional heat load in the room. Also the elimination of fan noise was worth something to me.

The graph from Challsall's site gives a good visual of the work I accomplished in three weeks of Pro+ (the blue to the right side).
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2021-10-31, 03:12   #16
joejoefla

May 2019

32 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Chuck Yes; I "factory reset" twice on each of the two sessions receiving K80s, and was given another K80 each time.
I'm having a hard time where after several days (Colab Pro+) I'm getting no GPU available.

 2021-10-31, 07:52 #18 ATH Einyen     Dec 2003 Denmark 2×1,669 Posts For several weaks I got only T4s on Pro+, and I was not going to renew, but last 1-2 weeks it is better. On one account I'm getting mostly V100 each time with 2-3 A100, on the other I get mostly P100 with a few V100. Not sure why it is so different between the 2 accounts.
 2022-01-03, 05:47 #19 LaurV Romulan Interpreter     "name field" Jun 2011 Thailand 9,973 Posts Whoops... I did it again... (reopen colab pro plus in Dec 2021) google colab guys (intentional lower cases) show again how assholes they are, I still have 5 days of colab pro plus, but I checked the button with "I don't want to extend it for the next months", and in just 20 minutes they disconnected me, and I could not get a GPU in the last ~14 hours, the multisession wont work (it never worked too reliable anyhow, in this part of the world, I believe I am connected to S'pore servers), the "terminal" (yep! the terminal, that is why I paid for "pro", and that doesn't need ANY resources to work, unless you type crazy commands in it AFTER you open it) doesn't work, it says "not available", etc, and the (single-cpu-core) session I can still open behaves in ALL aspects as a free colab. I mean, FREE, not just pro (without plus). And I have the "plus" one (which gave me A100 in the first day for about 16 hours, and then P100 for the next ~20 days, with interruptions here and there, but it was generally working satisfactory for the money) for which I paid few times the price of a pro, PLUS the VAT tax (hidden cost, they added this from last autumn or so, I already complained about it here around, before that it was "what you see is what you pay", but now it is "what you pay when the bill comes, is more than what you see when checking out"). Yeah, well, I know I said it before, don't cut their money till the last minute, otherwise they will show you their asshole side. But I am getting old and forgetful, and I wanted to be sure that they won't renew it (which is done automatically, generally the same day or a day before expiration, so you want to be sure you don't end up paying one more month by accident). It is not a "crisis" of GPUs, the other account(s) still get them regularly (still P100). I will keep a closer watch and unsubscribe with the other accounts just a day (or two) before termination. Last fiddled with by LaurV on 2022-01-03 at 06:07

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