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How to Save Money Using Large Models?
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How to Save Money Using Large Models?

Last Updated on March 13, 2024 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Meng Li

Originally published on Towards AI.

Created by Meng Li

Large models are really popular right now, but they can be quite expensive to use!

However, I’ve found some cost-saving methods that I’d like to share with everyone.

Firstly, we can try using Google Colab, which is a free cloud-based Jupyter Notebook environment.

All you need is a Google account to start writing and running Python code in the cloud, so you won’t have to worry about your computer not being powerful enough.

Plus, it supports GPU acceleration, making training large models faster and easier.

Then, we can explore various large language model providers.

Everyone knows about OpenAI, but Azure OpenAI is also great, especially for business users.

Of course, there are other open-source model platforms as well, such as Hugging Face and Fireworks AI, offering many high-quality models to choose from.

So, how can we use Google Colab to run large models?

Today, I’m going to talk about how to experiment with large models on Google Colab.

First, you’ll need a Google account, which shouldn’t be too difficult, right?

Once you’ve registered your Google account, simply visit the link I’ve provided to access the Google Colab interface.

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Upon entering, you’ll see a “File” menu, underneath which there’s an option for “New notebook.”

Click it! A new Jupyter notebook… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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