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What happens when your funding and AWS credits run out?



We might add bigger paid tiers later if we decide to support business usage of it. For now it's only educational and we can deal with the costs, even without the credits. Containers used are small and get shut down on inactivity. So, we only need to care about concurrent users. Hope it makes sense.


> Containers used are small and get shut down on inactivity.

How do you define inactivity? If I do

$ nohup ./computational_intense_and_runs_for_100_hours.py &

Do you just kill the process (or stop the container)? In essence Jupyter is a graphical rich shell, so you providing free *nix machines - don't underestimate how this feature can be exploited (e.g. CoCalc limits at least internet access for free instances).


First, that will use 100% of the CPU quota assigned to your user, which is really small.

Second, yes. The container will be killed after 10min unless we keep detecting activity of your user in the platform. So, basically the rule is: If we don't detect user's activity after 10mins we kill all containers for that user. You could hack this by doing periodical requests to the API to simulate activity, but at some point your JWT will be expired and requests will start failing.

In any case, other students won't be affected at all by the appropriate usage and we will end up banning your account at some point when we detect it.

We also limit the amount of parallel running containers to avoid unlimited containers running at the same time.

Do you see any drawbacks on this implementation? Happy to hear about possible improvements.




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