Reply to post: "probably racked up tens of millions of dollars in computing costs"

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Pascal Monett Silver badge

"probably racked up tens of millions of dollars in computing costs"

I'm guessing that they used cloud compute - it's not specified clearly int he article (or I missed where it was). If compute intensity is that high, wouldn't it be better to buy the equipment and use that ? If you have tens of millions in cost of execution, surely it cannot be worse to buy your own and then just pay the electricity ?

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