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Dedicated VMs and Disks

Dedicated Virtual Machines

Upgrade one of your projects to run on a Dedicated VM. This is an additional node in CoCalc's cluster, where no resources are shared with other projects. That machine can be much larger than any of our generic machines as well. This allows you to run much more intensive workloads with consistent performance, because the usual quota limitations do not apply. You can also rent additional disk space for faster additional storage.

To get started, please contact us at [email protected]. We will work out the actual requirements with you and set everything up. The list of dedicated VM options below are just examples; we can provide VM's with almost any configuration that Google Cloud offers: up to 224 CPUs and 12 TB of RAM!

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Example 1
2 cores CPU

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Example 2
4 cores CPU

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Example 3
8 cores CPU

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Example 4
16 cores CPU


Dedicated Disks

A Dedicated Disk is an additional storage device mounted into your project. Their speed ranges from traditional spinning disks with a rather slow number of operations per second up to fast SSD disks. You do not need to rent a Dedicated VM in order to subscribe to a Dedicated Disk.

The list of dedicated disk options below are just exmples. Usual disk sizes are 64, 128 and 256 GB, but we could provide disks that GCP offers with up to 64TB of disk space.

Note: When the subscription ends, all data stored on such a disk will be deleted!

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128 GB, slow speed
128 GB Disk space
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96/192 IOPS r/w
15/15 MBps r/w

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128 GB, medium speed
128 GB Disk space
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768/768 IOPS r/w
36/36 MBps r/w

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128 GB, fast speed
128 GB Disk space
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3840/3840 IOPS r/w
61/61 MBps r/w


To ease data transfer, make sure to check out how to mount cloud storage or remote file-systems into your project as well.