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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2013, 03:08:09 am »
It automatically cancels, I ran out of my free trial after about 1.5 weeks.

Thanks for the confirmation.

I think the time period depends on what VM you are using. Windows is more expensive then Linux so obviously less time.

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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2013, 04:33:52 am »
You are charged the same fee as if you were renting by the hour, it is just deducted out of your $200 credit. Once you reach zero they just shut it off so you don't incur extra charges.

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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2013, 06:10:51 am »
How many pts/hour does this make? For how many hours?

A $200 free credit isn't free. It's going to be worth $200 if it turns out you need a cloud computing for a server or something. So as not to lose money, evaluating your probability of needing cloud and expected time of that event is needed.
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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2013, 06:53:56 am »
Got 3 VPS running:

Using all 20 cores, 56+56+28 RAM and have the miners running on them with 100% CPU usage.

Its costing me around 50$ every 24 hours so I'll probably mine for 4 days and a few hours before everything is shutdown.

To actually buy this would be crazy very expensive.
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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2013, 06:58:45 am »
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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2013, 07:01:29 am »
Got 3 VPS running:

Using all 20 cores, 56+56+28 RAM and have the miners running on them with 100% CPU usage.

Its costing me around 50$ every 24 hours so I'll probably mine for 4 days and a few hours before everything is shutdown.

To actually buy this would be crazy very expensive.

I don't think you need to use the additional RAM of the A6 and A7 machines, just use 2 x XL (14GB) and 1 x L (7GB) I'm getting about 90 col/m out of the XL and 46 col/m out of the L

It will probably last a bit longer time wise I think 4.9 days
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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2013, 07:07:34 am »
Got 3 VPS running:

Using all 20 cores, 56+56+28 RAM and have the miners running on them with 100% CPU usage.

Its costing me around 50$ every 24 hours so I'll probably mine for 4 days and a few hours before everything is shutdown.

To actually buy this would be crazy very expensive.

I don't think you need to use the additional RAM of the A6 and A7 machines, just use 2 x XL (14GB) and 1 x L (7GB) I'm getting about 90 col/m out of the XL and 46 col/m out of the L

It will probably last a bit longer time wise I think 4.9 days

Not sure but I think they only charge you for computing time (CPU usage), I did not mistake and have too much memory only using about 7GB out of the 56GB. Might look for something cheaper and rent by the hour, amazon spot instances seems good but I'll wait for a PTC mining calculator to be released to see if its profitable.
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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2013, 07:21:56 am »
Got 3 VPS running:

Using all 20 cores, 56+56+28 RAM and have the miners running on them with 100% CPU usage.

Its costing me around 50$ every 24 hours so I'll probably mine for 4 days and a few hours before everything is shutdown.

To actually buy this would be crazy very expensive.

I don't think you need to use the additional RAM of the A6 and A7 machines, just use 2 x XL (14GB) and 1 x L (7GB) I'm getting about 90 col/m out of the XL and 46 col/m out of the L

It will probably last a bit longer time wise I think 4.9 days

Not sure but I think they only charge you for computing time (CPU usage), I did not mistake and have too much memory only using about 7GB out of the 56GB. Might look for something cheaper and rent by the hour, amazon spot instances seems good but I'll wait for a PTC mining calculator to be released to see if its profitable.

Yes that's what I mean, you have picked systems A6 and A7 which are more expensive, and will use up your free credit quicker and the extra RAM is pointless.

If you choose systems L and XL you will get the same mining speed but it will use up your free credit slower

L = 4 core 7GB $0.36/hour
XL=8core 14GB $0.72/hour

A6=4core 28GB RAM $0.80/hour
A7=8core 56GB RAM $1.60/hour

Once you have spent $200 of the free trial it will stop
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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2013, 03:56:20 pm »
After talking to a microsoft assistant engineer i got the understanding that the 29 days are free.  BUT if you use up the 200 dollar the exceeding ammount will be charged on your credit card.

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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2013, 03:59:19 pm »
Be carefull with what service - your credit card could be charged. After what it was big broblem to resolve...

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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2013, 04:05:56 pm »
Be carefull with what service - your credit card could be charged. After what it was big broblem to resolve...
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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2013, 04:13:39 pm »
All my connections just now closed and on my page it said that the trial was cancelled...what the hell is going on.

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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2013, 05:38:24 pm »
All my connections just now closed and on my page it said that the trial was cancelled...what the hell is going on.

That means u used up all your trial credits.
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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2013, 05:40:54 pm »
no. I was at 1148 Norwegian crowns. Around 199 dollar.
Started it up today and it ran about 5 hours. Impossible to use the limit within that time.

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Re: Windows Azure Free Trial
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2013, 05:53:26 pm »
Fortunately my bank allows me to create temp credit cards with 5€ credit limit, set up one account, now setting up a second account.