The core technology behind LightOn Cloud (LightOn OPUs – Optical Processing Units) has been created to accelerate Machine Learning and Deep Learning computations. OPUs are a major technological innovation and have been created with, and for, engineers, researchers, professors, and students alike.
This is why the LightOn Cloud for Research program was created: to drive research and innovation forward.
All users that are selected for the LightOn Cloud for Research, are offered free credits for LOC usage, equivalent to the “large” package (20 credits = 20h of LOC usage). Once these have been used up it is possible to receive extra LOC credits on a case-by-case basis.
As all other LOC users, you will have access to LightOn Cloud Computes – LOCOs (Aurora OPU + powerful CPU and GPU) through Jupyter Lab and SSH.
The LightOn Cloud for Research program supports people in not-for-profit organizations who seek to:
We want this program to be as easy for you to use as possible. Therefore we only require that any research conducted (partially or fully) under the LightOn Cloud for Research programme acknowledges two things:
As we are trying to provide the best experience to our users, after having used your 20 credits, we will ask for your feedback through a short survey (5-10 mn long). After completing this short survey, you may ask for more credits to finish your project, if needed.
Once your work with the LOC and our OPUs is over, we may ask for more detailed feedback and we may decide together on the form it may take (public user testimonial, a 15mn call, a blog post on LightOn blog, or anything else you may find interesting.
Due to the large number of requests we receive, we are unable to provide detailed reasons on an individual basis for not granting access to the program. Priority will be given to research projects involving new use cases for LightOn OPUs.
If you are already using LightOn Cloud and you want to be considered for the LightOn Cloud for Research program, let us know at cloud-research[at]lighton.ai
You can find the Terms and Conditions for the LightOn Cloud for Research program here.