[tor-project] Cloud Compute Resources for Tor Browser

Arturo Filastò art at torproject.org
Sat Aug 19 09:50:23 UTC 2017

Amazon also provides research grants, which this could potentially fit well under: https://aws.amazon.com/grants/.

Basically you explain to them what you are trying to do, how many AWS credits you need and they give you some credits to spend in our AWS account.

As OONI we did this last year and got 10k in credits for OONI (that we spent all of). We have currently run out and have applied for another grant that we hope to receive.

The form to fill out is not very time consuming and it generally take 1-2 months to get it approved.

~ Arturo

On 18 August 2017 at 20:06:32, 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?


> 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.

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