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06 May 2018 /
Azure provides low priority VMs that we can use to save some money when utilising GPUs for machine learning. All the major cloud providers offer spare compute for a discount: Google cloud has Preemptible VMs, AWS has spot instances and Azure has low priority VMs. On Azure these low priority VMs can only be provisioned in Azure Batch or virtual machine scale sets and we can use the latter for hosting a jupyter environment.
15 January 2018 / / Machine Learning / Azure
Azure Batch AI provides us the PaaS opportunity to use GPU resources in the cloud. The basis is to use virtual machines in a managed cluster (i.e. you don’t have to maintain them) and run jobs as you see fit. For my use case, the opportunity of low-priority VMs to reduce the cost of using GPU machines is also particularly promising. What I’ll run through is running our first job on Azure Batch AI.
15 January 2018 / / Machine Learning / Azure
Azure Batch AI provides us the PaaS opportunity to use GPU resources in the cloud. The basis is to use virtual machines in a managed cluster (i.e. you don’t have to maintain them) and run jobs as you see fit. For my use case, the opportunity of low-priority VMs to reduce the cost of using GPU machines is also particularly promising. What I’ll run through is running our first job on Azure Batch AI.
13 January 2018 /
PowerShell 6.0 has now become generally available and with it the ability to use PowerShell cross platform. With all of its goodness, I was most excited about Azure powershell cross platform capabilities that this brings about. Firstly, the azure-cli is also a great cross platform tool, but sometimes the powershell capabilities seem to outshine this CLI. Installing PowerShell on macOS The installation instructions on the repo are pretty straight forward, but for summary:
30 November 2017 /
I’m a big advocate of the cloud and it’s ability to provide just enough resources ad hoc. You can use whatever you want, and pay for it just when using it. In machine learning there are services such as Google’s ML Engine or Azure’s upcoming Batch AI but during development, data preprocessing etc sometimes you want immediate iterative processes. In these cases, you can’t go past a Jupyter notebook and in this case, running that on a VM.
05 September 2017 /
Azure functions can be very cheap and very easy to manage. Hosting a single page app (SPA) that does very few requests to the host and is basically just a few files to be delivered to the client seems perfect for using the consumption pricing of azure functions. Basically only pay for a request vs a monthly fee. Azure Resources We’ll need a few resources in Azure, they are:
02 August 2017 /
It was great to see you can now use Ghost as an NPM module. The upgrade process used to be a pain prior to the 1.0 release. Saying this, I ran into a few bumps trying to host this on Azure. Follow the docs on Ghost as an NPM module to get started Set server port at runtime Node runs behind IIS and is reverse proxied so the port we are assigned is not static.
02 August 2017 /
It was great to see you can now use Ghost as an NPM module. The upgrade process used to be a pain prior to the 1.0 release. Saying this, I ran into a few bumps trying to host this on Azure. Follow the docs on Ghost as an NPM module to get started Set server port at runtime Node runs behind IIS and is reverse proxied so the port we are assigned is not static.
31 October 2014 /
I recently completed Stanford Machine Learning on Coursera taught by Andrew Ng. It is a fantastic course for anyone interested, plus it’s free! The course uses MATLAB or Octave for the programming assignments. With the release of Azure Machine Learning, this seemed like a good exercise to reimplement these assignments on Azure ML to learn the tool. Creating an Azure ML Workspace To get started, you will need an Azure subscription.