Running recommender-system experiments may require significant computing resources. Especially memory-based approaches like kNN might need more memory than a normal desktop computer offers. Luckily, many organisations offer free or cheap (cloud) computing resources, though often limited in their free versions
- https://vast.ai/ claims to reduce GPU costs by factor 3-5 as they don´t offer their own infrastructure but allow you to rent GPU resources on other people’s computers. The concept seems very interesting, but there are also critical voices.
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