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OpenVoice Text-to-Speech (TTS) Benchmark: 6 Million+ Words/$ Using Salad

OpenVoice Text-to-Speech (TTS) Benchmark: 6 Million+ Words/$ Using Salad

What is OpenVoice? OpenVoice is an open-source, instant voice cloning technology that enables the creation of realistic and customizable speech

Whisper Large V3 Speech Recognition Benchmark: 1 Million hours of audio transcription for just $5110

Whisper Large V3 Speech Recognition Benchmark: 1 Million hours of audio transcription for just $5110

Save over 99.8% on audio transcription using Whisper Large V3 and consumer GPUs A 99.8% cost-savings for automatic speech recognition

Your own ChatGPT for just $0.04/hr – with Ollama, ChatUI and Salad

Your own ChatGPT for just $0.04/hr – with Ollama, ChatUI and Salad

Deploy your own LLM with Ollama & Huggingface Chat UI on Salad How much does it cost to build and

LLM Comparison Through TGI Benchmark Using SaladCloud

LLM Comparison Through TGI Benchmark Using SaladCloud

In the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Text Generation Inference (TGI) has become a vital toolkit for deploying and serving

Training a custom YOLOv8 model on Salad for just $0.25

Training a custom YOLOv8 model on Salad for just $0.25

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Openvoice text to speech gpu benchmark on SaladCloud
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OpenVoice Text-to-Speech (TTS) Benchmark: 6 Million+ Words/$ Using Salad

What is OpenVoice? OpenVoice is an open-source, instant voice cloning technology that enables the creation of realistic and customizable speech from just a short audio clip of a reference speaker....
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Whisper large v3 - Automatic speech - recognition - gpu benchmark
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Whisper Large V3 Speech Recognition Benchmark: 1 Million hours of audio transcription for just $5110

Save over 99.8% on audio transcription using Whisper Large V3 and consumer GPUs A 99.8% cost-savings for automatic speech recognition sounds unreal. But with the right choice of GPUs and...
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Recognize anything model++ gpu benchmark
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Tag 309K Images/$ with Recognize Anything Model++ (RAM++) On Consumer GPUs

What is the Recognize Anything Model++? The Recognize Anything Model++ (RAM++) is a state of the art image tagging foundational model released last year, with pre-trained model weights available on...
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Jupyterlab deployment tutorial on SaladCloud
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Tutorial: How to run your own GPU-accelerated JupyterLab on SaladCloud

In recent times, JupyterLab has gained popularity among data scientists and students because of its ease of use, flexibility, and extensibility. But access to resources and cost remains a hindrance....
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Segment anything model (SAM) benchmark on consumer GPUs on SaladCloud
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Segment Anything Model (SAM) Benchmark: 50K Images/$ on Consumer GPUs

What is the Segment Anything Model (SAM)? The Segment Anything Model (SAM) is a foundational image segmentation model released by Meta AI Research last year, with pre-trained model weights available...
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Deploy your own ChatGPT with Ollama, Huggingface Chat UI and Salad
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Your own ChatGPT for just $0.04/hr – with Ollama, ChatUI and Salad

Deploy your own LLM with Ollama & Huggingface Chat UI on Salad How much does it cost to build and deploy a ChatGPT-like product today? The cost could be anywhere...
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LLM comparison using Text Generation Inference - GPU benchmark
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LLM Comparison Through TGI Benchmark Using SaladCloud

In the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Text Generation Inference (TGI) has become a vital toolkit for deploying and serving Large Language Models (LLMs). TGI enables efficient and scalable text...
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YOLOv8 training & deployment tutorial on SaladCloud
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Training a custom YOLOv8 model on Salad for just $0.25

Click here for a step-by-step guide on training YOLOv8 on Salad Training a Custom YOLOv8 Model for Logo Detection In the dynamic world of AI and machine learning, the ability...
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Stable Diffusion v1.5 Benchmark On Consumer GPUs

Benchmarking Stable Diffusion v1.5 across 23 consumer GPUs What’s the best way to run inference at scale for stable diffusion? It depends on many factors. In this Stable Diffusion (SD)...
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YOLOv8 Benchmark: Object Detection on Salad’s GPUs (73% Cheaper Than Azure)

What is YOLOv8? In the fast-evolving world of AI, object detection has made remarkable strides, epitomized by YOLOv8. YOLO (You Only Look Once) is an object detection and image segmentation...
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AI Image Tagging GPU Benchmark on Salad
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Comparing Price-Performance of 22 GPUs for AI Image Tagging (GTX vs RTX)

Older Consumer GPUs: A Perfect-Fit for AI Image Tagging In the current AI boom, there's a palpable excitement around sophisticated image generation models like Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) and the...
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BARK Benchmark - Text-to-speech-gpu - SaladCloud
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Bark Benchmark: Reading 144K Recipes with Text-to-Speech on SaladCloud

Speech Synthesis with suno-ai/bark When you think of speech synthesis, you might think of a very robotic sounding voice, like this one from 1979. Maybe you think of more modern...
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Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) Benchmark - Salad
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Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) Benchmark – 769 Images Per Dollar on Salad

Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) Benchmark A couple months back, we showed you how to get almost 5000 images per dollar with Stable Diffusion 1.5. Now, with the release of Stable...
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Whisper Inference GPU Benchmark - Speech to text - Transcription
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Whisper Large Inference Benchmark: 137 Days of Audio Transcribed in 15 Hours for Just $117

Save Over 99% On Audio Transcription Using Whisper-Large-v2 and Consumer GPUs Harnessing the power of OpenAI's Whisper Large V2, an automatic speech recognition model, we've dramatically reduced audio transcription costs...
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Exploring AI Bias in Image Generation
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Exploring AI Bias by Turning Faces into Salads – An Experiment

What is AI Bias in Image Generation? Type in ‘An engineer smiling at the camera’ as the prompt into a few AI image generators. What do you see? A collection...
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Stable Diffusion Inference GPU Benchmark
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Stable Diffusion Inference Benchmark

Stable Diffusion Inference Benchmark on consumer-grade GPUs Are high-end consumer-grade GPUs good for Stable Diffusion inference at scale? If so, what would be the daily cost for generating millions of images? Do...
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Stable diffusion 1.4 gpu benchmark
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Stable Diffusion v1.4 Inference Benchmark – GPUs & Clouds Compared

Stable Diffusion v1.4 GPU Benchmark - Inference Stable Diffusion v1.4 is an impressive text-to-image diffusion model developed by stability.ai. By utilizing the principles of diffusion processes, Stable Diffusion v1.4 produces visually appealing...
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Streamlining_stable_diffusion_with_controlnet on SaladCloud
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Optimizing AI Image Generation: Streamlining Stable Diffusion with ControlNet in Containerized Environments

Implementing Stable Diffusion with ControlNet in any containerized environment comes with a plethora of challenges, mainly due to the sizable amount of additional model weights required to be incorporated in...
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Speech to text inference benchmark - Distil Whisper Large v2
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Inference Benchmark on Salad: Distil-Whisper Large V2 vs. Whisper Large V3 for Speech-to-text

Hugging Face Distil-Whisper Large V2 is a distilled version of the OpenAI Whisper model that is 6 times faster, 49% smaller and performs within 1%  WER (word error rates) on...
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Data pipeline processing on GPUs
SaladCloud

Data Pipeline Processing with GPUs: Why, How, and Where

You can’t train foundational AI models without good data, and lots of it. Data pipeline processing is a crucial task for any team that is building, or even fine tuning,...
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YOLOv8 object detection tutorial - analyzing gta6 trailer
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Analyzing the Stunning Realism of GTA6 with YOLOv8 and SaladCloud

Running YOLOv8 on the GTA6 trailer with Salad The gaming community was recently electrified with the release of a new trailer for "Grand Theft Auto VI" (GTA6), a title known...
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Announcing SaladCloud SOC2 type I certfication
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Announcing Salad’s SOC 2 Type 1 Certification

We are pleased to announce that Salad Technologies is now SOC 2 Type I Compliant, reinforcing our commitment to democratize the cloud while ensuring the highest standards of security &...
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Salad launches kubernetes support for its distributed cloud at Kubecon 2023
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Salad Launches Kubernetes Support at KubeCon 2023

Salad is excited to announce support for Kubernetes (K8s) through the Virtual Kubelet project. The K8s integration based on the SaladCloud Virtual Kubelet Provider will be showcased at the upcoming...
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The GPU shortage: How Gaming PCs Offer a Solution and a Challenge for Generative AI
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The AI GPU Shortage: How Gaming PCs Offer a Solution and a Challenge

Reliability in Times of AI GPU Shortage In the world of cloud computing, leading providers have traditionally utilized expansive, state-of-the-art data centers to ensure top-tier reliability. These data centers, boasting...
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New price performance standard for bert transformers
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A New Price-Performance Standard for BERT Transformers.

Engineers from Numenta used Salad Container Engine (SCE) to benchmark a first-of-its-kind intelligent computing platform that optimizes BERT transformer networks. Learn how Numenta attained 10x more inferences per dollar on SCE. Challenge Optimizing AI...
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How Dreamup reduced ai image generation cloud cost with Salad
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How Dreamup reduces AI image generation cloud cost with Salad

Using AI to reduce cloud costs and fund artists If you've spent any time on the internet in the last few months, two things will be everywhere. ChatGPT and how...
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SaladCast Episode 11: Jared Carpenter on Salad’s Go-to-Market Strategy

Welcome to SaladCast! In this podcast series, we introduce you to Salad Chefs from all corners of the Infinite Kitchen. We hope you'll join us as we get to know members...
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Decentralization is he future of cloud computing
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Decentralize, or Be Destroyed!

The opinions and commentary expressed herein are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of everyone at Salad. We accept a diversity of viewpoints, flavors, and...
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Blog on centralization benig a systems design process
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Centralization Is a Systems Design Problem

The opinions and commentary expressed herein are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of everyone at Salad. We accept a diversity of viewpoints, flavors, and...
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Blog on containerized workloads on Salad GPU cloud
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SaladCast Episode 13: Kyle Dodson on Containerized Workloads

*Welcome to SaladCast! In this podcast series, we introduce you to Salad Chefs from all corners of the Infinite Kitchen. We hope you'll join us as we get to know members...
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Salad Cloud Product Roadmap interview with Daniel Sarfati
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SaladCast Episode 12: Our Product Roadmap With Daniel Sarfati

Welcome to SaladCast! In this podcast series, we introduce you to Salad Chefs from all corners of the Infinite Kitchen. We hope you'll join us as we get to know members...
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SaladCast Episode 10: The Salad Business Model With CEO Bob Miles

Welcome to SaladCast! In this podcast series, we introduce you to Salad Chefs from all corners of the Infinite Kitchen. We hope you'll join us as we get to know members...
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SaladCloud

Exploring Distributed Data Parallel (DDP) Training on Consumer GPUs

Our team is currently developing utility applications for Salad Container Engine (SCE), a fully managed container orchestration platform designed to leverage the heterogeneous hardware that makes up our uniquely decentralized network. It's distributed...
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SaladCloud

Solving for Cost: Why Innovators Need a Decentralized Cloud

It's easy to see why over half of all cloud customers use containers. Containerization imparts improved portability to packaged software deployment, and adds a vital aspect of immutability that streamlines the progression...
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Government Science on Citizen Machines – Why Distributed Cloud is the Way

Every year, private industry overlooks hundreds of potentially groundbreaking scientific computing projects, either due to the upfront cost or uncertain prospects for profitability. One of the most affected areas is...
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How to refactor public cloud
SaladCloud

How to Refactor Public Cloud to Reduce Cloud Cost

Cloud cost is ballooning for everyone. The global cloud market is expected to generate at least $206B in revenue this year, even as customers overwhelmingly fear overprovisioning and estimate that up to 32%...
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Salad raises Series A funding for its distributed GPU cloud
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Salad Raises $17M to Decentralize the Cloud

Left Lane Capital and Origin Ventures co-lead our Series A, alongside existing investors Royal Street Ventures, Carthona Capital, and Kickstart Fund As Salad enters its fourth year, we're proud to have hundreds of thousands of PC...
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SaladApp

How the Kitchen Conquered 2021

When you're in the Salad Kitchen, time tastes a little bit different. Treasured gaming hours—those moments spent mercking kids on hot mics, puzzling our way out of dungeons, or exploring...
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2022 In Review

It's difficult to measure the importance of a year. Whether you gauge success in lucky headshots or quarterly goals, there are simply too many moments and milestones in anyone's life...
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SaladCloud

SCE Beta Registration Now Open

Salad Container Engine (SCE) is a fully managed orchestration platform designed to distribute stateless container workloads across a massively scalable global network of consumer PCs. Featuring predictable, minute-by-minute fees, our purpose-built...
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Perfect Device Fingerprinting at Scale

The Idea The Web Scraping Clubs’ recent series on device fingerprinting has been making the rounds here at Salad, and this got the team and I very excited! Pierluigi Vinciguerra, co-founder of databoutique.com,...
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GPU shortage isnt the problem for AI/ML companies. GPU selection is
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GPU shortage isn’t the problem for Generative AI. GPU selection is.

Are we truly out of GPU compute power or are we just looking in the wrong places for the wrong type of GPUs? Recently, GPU shortage has been in the news everywhere. Just take a...
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