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New & better performance options, affordable prices!

Serdar Serdar Sep 29, 2020 · 3 mins read
New & better performance options, affordable prices!

User feedback is always the main driver while we are shaping our roadmap since the first day at vagon.

Since we started to accept users for our Public Beta at vagon, we improved the resource usage of vagon by 3x, and now it’s consuming resources as low as the Youtube. File handling is much easier via Drag and Drop and Download file from vagon features and the experience is much better for I/O handling.

Now, we present you the top-notch performance series for both GPU and CPU required tasks. We worked hard for it, and the outcome is definitely worth it.

vagon started its journey with 3 performance options: Professional, Challenger, and Apollo, all having Nvidia Tesla M60 cards. They performed well for different tasks, but we know we could provide much better. We just needed your thoughts to understand what you really need.

Now, they are gone. And here is vagon’s new performance options!

We present to you 7 new performance options:

  • CUDA and OptiX supported GPU backed - Universe series
  • 4.0 GHz Single Core Enabled CPU backed - Water series
  • General Purpose series

They cover a wide range of performance and present affordable pricing options for all users.

Graphics Accelerated Universe series

Universe series are graphics options including a single or a number of dedicated Nvidia Tesla T4 graphics cards. They support both CUDA and Optix and have at least 2x better performance than the previous Tesla M60 graphics card. They also have a faster 3.1GHz core performance compared to earlier options. The best part is they present much reasonable performance pricing.

Here are the “universe” performance options:

  • Planet: 4 CPU cores, 16GB RAM, 16GB Tesla T4 Graphics. $0.99/hour.
  • Star: 16 CPU cores, 64GB RAM, 16GB Tesla T4 Graphics. $2.99/hour.
  • Galaxy: 48 CPU cores, 192GB RAM, 64GB ( 4 x 16GB ) Tesla T4 Graphics. $8.99/hour.

When you only check the specifications the difference may not be clear. So, if the words are not enough, let’s check the Blender benchmark test results compared to earlier options.

As you can see, the new series has a much better performance which means faster rendering and less time. Performance per price is much efficient compared to the M60 graphics series.

10x Faster Performance Option

Apollo was 10x better than a good consumer computer, and now there is Galaxy which is 100x better!

High-Speed CPU integrated Water series

Not all applications rely on GPU and some of them use GPU during design but require a CPU boost while rendering. Well, here is our 4.0 GHz ( always turbo ) CPU series. They don’t have GPU - so they are much cheaper - and when you need to run high-speed applications just select the option with desired core numbers and voila, you have it!

How about having 24 cores each having a 4.0 GHz clock speed!

  • Lake: 2 CPU cores, 4.0 GHz single-core clock rate,16GB RAM. $0.39/hour.
  • Sea: 8 CPU cores, 4.0 GHz single-core clock rate, 64GB RAM. $1.49/hour.
  • Ocean: 24 CPU cores, 4.0 GHz single-core clock rate, 192GB RAM. $4.59/hour.

General Purpose Series

Many users asked for a cheap general-purpose performance option in vagon that they can use for everyday tasks. Here it is: “Sand”. It has 2 cores ( 2.5GHz base, 3.4GHz turbo clock rate ) and 4GB RAM and the price is only $0.25/hour.

  • Sand: 2 CPU cores, 4GB RAM. $0.25/hour.

We’re always looking for better and there will be more and better options in the future, but those options will help hundreds to accomplish challenging tasks with vagon. There are also some much expected upcoming features to redefine your vagon experience.

Let us hear your thoughts.

Stay tuned!

Written by Serdar
sports & tech lover, co-founder & product guy at vagon