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General Discussion

Any thoughts on paperspace and paperweight? (cloud computing)

I came across an article on techcrunch talking about a new startup that launched today. So basically paperspace will allow you to run a full computer on a cloud. You can use an old computer and get all the benefits of newer technology using a cloud. If all you have is a monitor you can buy what they call paperweight ($50 if you pre-order now) and it will run your own personal computer for you. I really like the idea I already pre-ordered mine as $50 is not much is you consider the benefit of having it. There will be a monthly fee starting at $10 which again great deal. All I am waiting for is to see if it will actually run like an actual computer with out any lag. If your interested here is a link to their site.(much like treehouse this is a referral link so I wll be getting a discount on my preorder)

https://paperspace.io?ct-referral-code=RrWjLQe1

Any thoughts?Anyone else preordering it?

2 Answers

craigschotchii
craigschotchii
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Looks interesting especially for team projects across the world. It also might be a cost alternative to schools for class room environments enabling more elementary, middle and high school classrooms more tech at a lower cost.

My biggest questions would be speed of the 'computer' and connection to paperspace. Also the security question still hangs around. Personally I will stick to my own computer for the time being.

I mainly ordered it because I would like to see how well it works. I plan on using it as a 3rd computer at home. many times I need an extra computer for someone in my house trying to do school work. It would be great for students and schools like you said who will be able to have the same setup and files both in school and at home. It's a great idea we just have to see how well and secure it actually works.