[tor-project] Cloud Compute Resources for Tor Browser

Shari Steele ssteele at torproject.org
Fri Aug 18 20:45:58 UTC 2017

Hey Tom.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention.  I'm going to respond to you privately to help clarify this some more.

> On Aug 18, 2017, at 11:05 AM, Tom Ritter <tom at ritter.vg> wrote:
> On 18 August 2017 at 11:20, Shari Steele <ssteele at riseup.net> wrote:
>> Can you be more specific about the actual costs?
> Kinda!
>> Are you saying that for all of our GSOC interns combined, we'd need to pay one single charge of $825.72 to get 3 months plus the approximately $3/month over the course of the year?
> That is an option (and cheaper).
>> Or would the $825.72 charge be for each GSOC intern?
> This is also an option.
> The cheaper one means they'd all share the same machine. It'd still be
> an improvement over what they'd have otherwise, but it wouldn't be as
> ideal as giving each their own machine.
> But in any case, I think this is really most valuable for Tor Browser
> GSOC students. Other GSOC students (working on other projects)
> probably don't need a machine at all (or could get similar efficiency
> improvements with a less powerful (and cheaper) machine. And we may
> not even have a TB GSOC student next year, it all depends.
> -tom
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