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When I create an EMR cluster with 10 nodes with 16 cores each. I get 10 cpu nodes with 1.3 terabytes of RAM. Costs $10 per hour! I use it to run Spark to process and analyse data. Amazon has the option to have GPU based nodes too! If I run it for a whole month then it'd cost me around $7.5K. Running it for 6 months will cost the same as this machine. Although not an Apple to apple comparison. This seems like a reasonably priced machine, especially for Machine Learning/Data science folks (Only if it had nVidia GPU) :D. For someone who needs that kind of power, it's not overpriced. Especially for the quality of hardware you get.





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