Maintained with ☕️ by
IcePanel logo
Google Cloud Platform logo
Google Cloud Platform
Category: GCP Compute
RSS feed
Google Cloud Platform logo

Spot VMs

Spot VMs are available at much lower prices—60-91% discounts for machine types and GPUs as well as smaller discounts for local SSDs—compared to the on-demand price for standard VMs. However, Compute Engine might preempt Spot VMs if it needs to reclaim those resources for other tasks. At this uncertain preemption time, Compute Engine either stops (default) or deletes your Spot VMs depending on your specified termination action for each Spot VM. Spot VMs are excess Compute Engine capacity, so their availability varies based on Compute Engine usage. Spot VMs do not have a minimum or maximum runtime unless you specifically limit the runtime.