back to article TensorBlow? Data boffins struggle with GPU shortage in Google Cloud, opposition offers to help out coders

The cloud continued to totter this month, and it was Google's turn to run into resource droughts – this time, virtual machine instances with GPUs. Users have spent the past week struggling to spin up machines with graphics chip accelerators across all Google Cloud Platform zones, with gripes cropping up in the Chocolate …

  1. Warm Braw Silver badge

    This year's AI super-conference, NeurIPS

    I was disappointed to see that the paper reviews are so labour intensive, involving initial reviewers, area chairs, senior area chairs and program chairs. If only there were some form of technology that could assist - CPU cycles permitting.

  2. Tom Paine Silver badge

    So... the cloud...

    ...it's just someone else's not-computer?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: So... the cloud...

      They're falling back on their own not-GPU's.

      I guess you get what you pay for.

      1. Brian Miller Silver badge

        Re: So... the cloud...

        No, they're falling on their GPUs.

        But really, it's all a non-issue. How much research is really needed into AI recognition of cat videos in order to drive cars and fly airplanes? Just let the cats grab the wheel, and keep the laser pointer steady.

  3. druck Silver badge

    Oracle has plenty

    Perhaps Oracle's claims of GPU acceleration for their database is falling a bit short, and hence plenty of GPUs in their coloud sitting idle?

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