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it will not help for data transfer pricing but for cpu/vm time spot instances can be amazing value for these short lived projects. typically 1/8 of the price of the on demand. always take care to not set your bid higher than on demand price as wild fluctuations can happen. also if you are afraid of losing your work, there is an api you can query from within the vm that tells you 2 minutes ahead that its going to get killed. also, price is per ZONE, so there are zones in the same region that people use less.

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