Is anyone interested in sharing a cloud server for doing dev work? I really want a machine that’s got enough memory and is capable of crunching serious builds and my machine at home is semi-decent but I’d pay a little more to get something better.
I’d like to do some dev work on rust and llvm in general. My use case is such that there are times when weeks go by and I don’t have much time to tinker. The cloud server pricing is interesting but I just don’t think I want to pay for a dedicated server that has enough memory to survive these heavy-duty builds. Preemptible could save a bit but seems like just more hassle to resume interrupted work, even if it’s rare.
So I figured I could open it up to others who might be willing to share. Does anyone ever do this?
I figure you can trust me: I’ll let you pay me back in arrears. If you got a month of availability, you could chip in $/€5-10 or so (depending on what we end up picking for a service).
I figure I can trust you. You’re on this forum and you will pledge to Alan Turing that you won’t violate the TOS or do cryptomining or spamming or other abusive stuff. I won’t give you superuser access, because you probably don’t need it – or would that be a deal-breaker? Probably negotiable.
We do our best to avoid colliding with each other’s work or exhausting the resources. If we live in distant enough time zones, that should be easy. If we get to the end of the month and you feel like you didn’t get a fair share maybe we talk about bumping up the resources we commit to or you don’t pay that month.
If it’s not mutually agreeable we probably won’t continue working together more than a month or so after a dispute and that sounds like a really small loss.
So – anyone interested?
BTW I saw that recent “GCC compile farm” post and thought it might not be that bad. Maybe I’ll consider that in addition/instead of this if there’s no interest. In any case I think I’d prefer not introducing more variables and might end up needing
clang for some stuff.