You need compute credits to be able to make requests to your deployments and have them work for you; you need a positive compute credit balance in your organization.
When you have spent all your compute credits, you will no longer be able to make requests to your deployments.
We calculate used compute credits as the server memory (in Gigabytes) that you allocated to your deployments multiplied by the time that these deployments are actually running (in hours). In other words, how much time and how much memory our servers need to run your deployments. Taking into account all the deployments in your organization.
The longer your deployment requests take, the longer the runtime and the more compute credits are used. The more memory your deployments need, the more compute credits are used. The more deployments you have running, the more compute credits are used.
The runtime includes the (cold) start time, total uptime and shutdown time of a deployment version instance. Note that when you set “minimum number of instances” for your deployment to a value other than zero, it will be constantly running.
There is no limit on the number of requests you make. Or on the size of your inputs or outputs. This to make things simple. A fair-use policy applies though.
Your compute credits are automatically reset on the first day of the next monthly billing cycle, to the amount of monthly credits in your subscription.
Compute credits remaining at the end of a monthly billing cycle are not carried over to the next month.
Compute credits cannot be shared between organizations or redeemed for money.
Need more compute credits? You can adjust your subscription at any time. Changes made to the monthly compute credits in your subscription will be applied immediately after we received your payment. Compute credits and corresponding fees are calculated and billed pro-rata, based on the remaining days in the monthly billing cycle.
Not sure how many monthly compute credits you need? Talk to one of our experts. We have plenty of examples of deployments and their compute usage. Ranging from simple scripts which take a few milliseconds to compute to neural nets requiring hours to deliver their results. We’re certain that we’ll be able to help choose the right plan.
The free monthly compute credits included in the Pay-as-you-grow plan apply only to the first user. Additional users do not come with additional free monthly compute credits.