Launched: Preemptible workers

Hi! :wave:

We are excited to announce that preemptible workers are now available at Neptune.

Preemptible workers

Those highly affordable but potentially short-lived compute instances, are offering the same machine types as regular worker types for up to 5 times cheaper than regular price.

They can be preempted at any point of experiment’s execution and cannot run for longer than 24 hours.


These types of workers are suitable for experiments which can snapshot theirs execution state frequently and continue execution from previously snapshotted state.

Preempted experiment will end up in Asset%203 state.

To run experiment on preemptible s-k80 worker use:

 --worker s-k80-preemptible  

option in neptune send command.

:mag_right: Did you know that…

You can use experiment’s output as input in another experiment.

Simply add

--input /SHORT_EXP_ID/output

in new experiment’s inputs.

Any comments on the recent changes?
As usual, I’m more than curious to know. Don’t hesitate to write a comment below that post.