This article serves as an overview highlighting the various features available through Genesis Cloud Compute Service.


  • Genesis Cloud offers accelerator hardware organized into what is termed an instance. Think of it as the remote machine that serves at your command. You can set the specification of this machine when you create an instance. You can access an instance once its state has turned to Active

  • You can find a guide to how to start an instance here. 

Note: As long as the instance is Active, it will count towards your billing.

Create an instance

Note: When you have completed your current tasks but anticipate resuming work at a later time, you have the option to stop your instance. Rest assured, all data stored on the instance will be safely preserved, and billing will be paused accordingly.


Stop the instance

Connecting to your instance

  • To take control of the instance you need to establish an SSH connection. To authenticate yourself when establishing the connection you need to either have a key-pair uploaded or set a password. Here is a guide on how to to that. 

  • To access the instance from Windows OS, please click here for the guide.

  • To access the instance from Linux / macOS, please click here for the guide.

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  • You may have large datasets that multiple instances need to access or that should still be available when you stop the associated instances. 

  • To simplify managing these large datasets, we offer Volumes that you can attach to any instance you choose. They also stay intact even when you stop the instance and can hold up to half a Terabyte. To help you begin, here is a guide on getting started.

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Images and Snapshots

  • Most instances start as a clean slate with Ubuntu 22.04, but you always have the option to select any version you want from the drop-down menu.

  • If you want to use one of the prominent machine learning libraries like TensorFlow or PyTorch you can also use one of the preconfigured images. 

  • When you start an instance this way you can start training your models right out of the box.

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  • Imagine you have just installed software, and you want to keep this setup for future use. That's where snapshots come in handy. They allow you to capture everything on your instance's hard drive. 

  • Later on, you can recreate the same instance whenever you need, as many times as you like. Here is a guide on how to take snapshot of the instance.


  • Think of security groups as the rules that determine what kind of traffic is allowed in and out of your instance. They control what ports are allowing incoming or outgoing traffic to go through. 

  • The standard security group allows every outgoing traffic on every port, incoming traffic via TCP on Ports 443 and 80 as well as SSH connections on Port 22. 

  • You can easily create new security groups that can then be applied to as many instances as you want.

  • For connecting your local machine with a remote instance you use the Public IP. Additionally, there is a private network between all your instances that allows them to communicate. 

  • The connection then never leaves our data center so it's really quick and also never exposed to outsiders that might want to listen in.

Developer API

  • The developer API allows you to do most of the things you would normally do by using our Console Dashboard or GUI by sending requests from your internal scripts. 

  • This can for example be helpful when you want to automate instance creation. Get started with the API here.