21 May Practice Test Question – Machine Learning Computing Environment
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Carl is selecting a computing environment for a machine learning workload. The nature of the workload is that it uses resources intensely for several hours each evening and does not need resources at other times during the day. What computing model would be most cost-effective for this type of workload?
A. On-premises computing
B. Remote data center
C. Colocation facility
D. Cloud computing
Correct Answer: D
Cloud computing environments provide on-demand computing and allow users to pay for resources on an as-needed basis. In that model, Carl can power down servers that are not needed and reduce his costs. Other computing models have high fixed costs that would not be as cost-effective for this type of bursty workload.