Colab Notebooks are Jupyter Notebooks that run in the browser, using $10/month cloud-GPU infrastructure from Google.
Training a style transfer model with satisfactory results might typically cost between $15-$20 on Cloud GPU architecture for a single training. Colab is $10 a month for all the training you can squeeze in.
Colab machines are fairly optimized for Machine Learning tasks. They make it easy to:
- install the libraries you need
- visualize the steps of your process through the notebook interface
- run a model training instance without bogging down the processor on your personal machine.
- There's lots of other Colab notebooks out there to modify for your purposes.
To get started, visit this link. The Colab notebook itself will help you work through your first style transfer model training.