myDRE features all types of VMs available on the Microsoft Azure cloud
, given that the VM type is available in the Microsoft region West Europe and there is sufficient quota available. This gives you, as a researcher, a great amount of control. You can choose VMs that are specified to your needs and your budget. Throughout the lifetime of your myDRE workspace you can adjust the size of your VMs, without the need to re-install any software.
For instance, suppose you want to train a neural network. Just before you start the learning job, simply size up your VM. This only takes a few seconds. When your results are in, you can just as easily size down your VM. You only pay more when the bigger VM is in use.
Which VM type should I use?
The default option is the B2S (2 CPU, 4 GB RAM). For most general purpose project, this is a fine choice. However, if you have additional requirements, be sure to investigate further with help of the Microsoft Azure documentation
. Your local Support Team can also help you choose a suitable VM type. Be sure to contact them. Alternatively, you can also try out Microsoft Azure virtual machine selector
to help you with choosing the suitable VM type.