The DRE features all types of VMs available on the Microsoft Azure cloud. This gives you, as a researcher, a great amount of control. You can choose VMs that are specified to your needs and your budget. Throughout the lifetime of your DRE workspace you can adjust the size of your VMs, without the need to re-install any software.
For instance, suppose you want to train a neural network. Just before you start the learning job, simply size up your VM. This only takes a few seconds. When your results are in, you can just as easily size down your VM. You only pay more when the bigger VM is in use.
Which VM type should I use?
The default option is the B2MS. For most general purpose project, this is a fine choice. However, if you have additional requirements, be sure to investigate further with help of the Microsoft Azure documentation. The Core Support Team can also help you choose a suitable VM type. Be sure to contact them.
We hope to release a tool soon where you can search for VM types by specifications of your requirements.
Step 1. Select the VM by clicking on it once.
Step 2. Click on the Resize VM button in the menu bar on top.
Step 3. Select the new VM type in the dropdown button.
You can find different VM series by clicking on >> and <<.
Step 4. Click on Ok.
After a couple of seconds, you VM should be resized.