Elastic Algorithm Service (EAS) of Machine Learning Platform for AI allows you to deploy model services in a shared resource group or a dedicated resource group. This topic describes how to activate EAS and purchase dedicated resource groups.

Background information

If you use a shared resource group, you are charged based on the amount of resources that are used by your model services. If you use a dedicated resource group, you are charged based on the Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances in the resource group. Both the subscription and pay-as-you-go billing methods are supported. For more information about the pricing and billing rules of EAS, see Billing of EAS.

The following table describes the two deployment methods and the prerequisites for using them.
Deployment method Billable item Billing method Prerequisites
Public resource group The running duration of the model services. That is, the duration for which the model services have occupied shared resources. Pay-as-you-go EAS is activated.
Dedicated resource group The running duration of the resource group. Pay-as-you-go EAS is activated and a dedicated resource group is purchased or created.
Subscription

Activate EAS

To activate EAS, you must select Pay-As-You-Go (PAI Studio, DSW, and EAS) on the buy page. For more information, see Purchase.

Purchase a dedicated resource group

Before you purchase a dedicated resource group, you must activate EAS. For more information, see Activate EAS.

  1. Go to the Elastic Algorithm Service page.
    1. Log on to the Machine Learning Platform for AI console.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Model Deployment > EAS-Model Serving.
  2. Purchase or create a dedicated resource group.
    You can purchase or create a subscription dedicated resource group or a pay-as-you-go dedicated resource group.
    • Purchase or create a subscription dedicated resource group.
      1. On the Elastic Algorithm Service page, click New Resource Group and select New Resource Group-Subscription. Create a subscription dedicated resource group
      2. On the buy page, set the parameters.
        Parameter Description
        Product Type Select EAS Resource Group(Subscription).
        Region The following regions are supported:
        • China (Hangzhou)
        • China (Shanghai)
        • China (Beijing)
        • China (Shenzhen)
        • China (Hong Kong)
        • Singapore
        • Indonesia (Jakarta)
        • India (Mumbai)
        • Germany (Frankfurt)
        • US (Virginia)
        Node Specifications The specifications of GPUs and CPUs that are supported by the system.
        Note The valid values of the Resources parameter vary in different regions.
        Nodes Valid values: 1 to 1000.
        Order Time Valid values: 1 Month, 2 Months, 3 Months, 4 Months, 5 Months, 6 Months, 7 Months, 8 Months, 9 Months, 10 Months, 11 Months, and 1 Year.
        Auto-renewal Specifies whether to automatically renew the resource group after expiration.
      3. Click Buy Now.
        After payment is complete, the system automatically allocates resources. You can view all created resource groups on the Elastic Algorithm Service page.
        Note If the dedicated resource group fails to be created due to insufficient resources in the current region, the system automatically creates a refund order. You will receive a refund in the same form as your original payment.
    • Purchase or create a pay-as-you-go dedicated resource group.
      1. On the Elastic Algorithm Service page, click New Resource Group and select New Resource Group-Pay as you go. Purchase a pay-as-you-go dedicated resource group
      2. On the EAS Resource Group (Pay-As-You-Go) page, set the parameters.
        Parameter Description
        Node Specification The specifications of GPUs and CPUs that are supported by the system.
        Note The valid values of the Node Specification parameter vary in different regions.
        Region The following regions are supported:
        • China (Hangzhou)
        • China (Shanghai)
        • China (Beijing)
        • China (Shenzhen)
        • China (Hong Kong)
        • Singapore
        • Indonesia (Jakarta)
        • India (Mumbai)
        • Germany (Frankfurt)
        • US (Virginia)
        Number of Nodes Valid values: 1 to 100.
      3. Click Buy Now.

        After payment is complete, the system automatically allocates resources. You can view all created resource groups on the Elastic Algorithm Service page.