Each instance is a virtual machine (VM) in the cloud.  An instance type defines the number of CPUs, the size of memory, and the size of storage that is given to an instance when it boots. The following is a list of available instance types currently configured in Lake Effect.

Instance Types

You are charged by use of CPU hours and these are listed by VCPU.  Two virtual CPUs = 1 CPU.

Ephemeral storage is typically available from an unmounted disk device /dev/vdb when you start a Linux instance. Note that any partitions and data you add to /dev/vdb will be lost when the instance is stopped or terminated.

Instance types beginning with g include GPUs.  You can not get a GPU flavor with less than 4 VPCUs.

See what types of images you can run on these instance types