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Old 2020-11-13, 13:42   #1068
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SWMBO's account is different story.
Are you having an affair with Xilman's spouse?
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Old 2020-11-13, 16:58   #1069
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I got >2:30hrs on T4's on each of 2 yesterday.
Yesterday I got a 2h30*T4 on a free account, a 45min*T4 on another. Today on yet another free account (different from the previous two), got a 4-hour (probably the longest GPU runtime I've got in a month) P100!

Also, if you got a P100, be sure to use it for P-1 factoring (or LL/PRP). It's more than 3.5 times as powerful as T4 at P-1, but only ~2/3 of a T4 at TF.
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Old 2020-11-13, 17:36   #1070
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Yesterday I got a 2h30*T4 on a free account, a 45min*T4 on another. Today on yet another free account (different from the previous two), got a 4-hour (probably the longest GPU runtime I've got in a month) P100!
Just to share the empirical from my personal Use Case Experience PoV...

Across my thirteen (13#) Colab accounts bound to Free Google Email address, I continue to reliably get 150 minutes of T4 GPU each and every day. There rest of the time I am never denied a CPU.

I sometimes get lucky, and I get a second GPU grant a second time during the day every once in a while on one or more of my accounts.

No idea what Google's Colab are doing wrt this allotment experiment, but it doesn't seem to be logical to me.

(But, hey, it's their kit. They can do whatever they want with it. )
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Old 2020-11-13, 17:39   #1071
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(But, hey, it's their kit. They can do whatever they want with it. )
I think they read this forum and are just getting their kicks from messing with us.
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Old 2020-11-13, 21:34   #1072
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I think they read this forum and are just getting their kicks from messing with us.
Just to share... I think there is a non-zero probably this is true.

Despite many attempts, I've never once been successful contacting a Human at Google's Colab.

I was a couple of times able to contact Google's Kaggle by way of emails, but that didn't go as well as was originally hoped.

Manage the situation. At the end of the day, that's all one can really rationally do.
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Old 2020-11-13, 21:48   #1073
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I've never once been successful contacting a Human at Google's Colab.
You actually think there are humans there, and Colab isn't itself sentient?
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Old 2020-11-13, 21:52   #1074
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You actually think there are humans there, and Colab isn't itself sentient?
Exactly! I read somewhere it is a direct ancestor of Skynet...
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Old 2020-11-13, 22:14   #1075
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Exactly! I read somewhere it is a direct ancestor of:
A thought experiment. Reasonable.

To us, this experiment seems to be not working optimally. Please fix it, or we'll stop playing.

Fine either way.

Just please let us know the situation so we can make rational decisions.
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Old 2020-11-13, 22:50   #1076
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When I first read the T&C it was so vague. Nothing quantitative is mentioned. Resources are finite, time limits will vary based upon number of requests. In the old days this was called “supply and demand”. Like sweepstakes, “the odds of winning depends upon the number of entries received.” VAGUE!!

In the old days this was called “mutual wagering” or “mutual betting”. But you would know the odds on the horses at any given time. I guess today it is called “smoke and mirrors”. Give us something quantitatively so we can plan our lives around - gugu. (I like LaurV’s nickname for the service.)
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Old 2020-11-16, 19:27   #1077
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Are you having an affair with Xilman's spouse?
Hahaha, no, to each one his own...

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gugu. (I like LaurV’s nickname for the service.)
Not mine! Is from the web. (you can search for variants and remixes)

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Old 2020-11-17, 20:42   #1078
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Today on yet another free account (different from the previous two), got a 4-hour (probably the longest GPU runtime I've got in a month) P100!
Got an almost-bewildering six hour and thirty minutes——you are hearing it right——P100 GPU runtime on the same free account today. At this point I'm no longer having the slightest idea about what Google is doing with their hardware. Maybe someone will notice this and put it to an end very soon, probably in a month or two.

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