Let's get started with the Genesis Cloud Compute Service by launching, configuring and connecting to a Linux instance. This page explains how in five simple steps.
Step 1. Sign-up for Genesis Cloud
If you haven't yet, just sign-up with your email address here.
Step 2. Sign-in to your Genesis Cloud Account and access the Compute Service
Sign in with your credentials here.
From the dashboard, select "Compute Service":
If the compute service isn't enabled for you yet, click "request access" under "Available Services" and tell us what you need the service for. We'll quickly enable it for you.
Step 3. Register an ssh key and a credit card with your account
Also, in order to use the account, we need your credit card information. Click on Account, then Billing and you can subsequently add credit card information and billing details.
Step 4. Create and configure a GPU instance
In the Compute Dashboard click "Add new instance"
Configure your instance so it fits your needs:
- Give it a Linux hostname and a nickname
- Select the datacenter region (as of now only Iceland)
- Adapt the image your instance will have (as of now only Ubuntu 16.04)
- Choose the number of GPUs (between 1 and 10)
- Choose the number of instances you need (you might be restricted by resource limits, contact us to lift them)
- Make sure you have an SSH key added to your instance that you have access to (you'll need it to connect)
Then click "Create Instance"
Step 5. Connect to your instance
After the instance has been created, you can connect to it via ssh.
In a terminal window, use the ssh command to connect to the instance. In order to do that you need the private key (.pem) file, the public IPv4 address from the dashboard and the user name for your instance, which is "ubuntu":
ssh -i "~/path/my_rsa_key.pem" email@example.com
You will see a response like the following:
The authenticity of host '184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11)' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:dM8wzQ9KctW6XfwxxzT/b8mAhF8lHgK/IaDsq+jomP4.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
Type 'yes' and press enter to add the shown host to the list of known hosts.
After that, you'll see a response similar to the following:
That means you've successfully connected via ssh to your Linux instance on Genesis Cloud Compute Service.