Cloud TPU pricing
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Cloud TPU pricing varies by product, deployment model & region. Charges for Cloud TPU accrue while a TPU node is in a READY state. Customers receive a bill at the end of each billing cycle that lists usage and charges for that billing cycle. Prices displayed here are per chip-hour in USD.
|Cloud TPU Version
|Region||On Demand (USD)||1-year Commitment (USD)||3-year Commitment (USD)||Spot*|
|TPU v4 pod||us-central2||$3.2200||$2.0286||$1.4490||$0.6086|
|TPU v3 pod||europe-west4||$2.0000||$1.2600||$0.9000||$0.3780|
|TPU v3 device||europe-west4||$2.2000||$1.3860||$0.9900||$0.4158|
|TPU v2 pod||us-central1||$1.5000||$0.9450||$0.6750||$0.2835|
|TPU v2 device||asia-east1||$1.3050||$0.8222||$0.5873||$0.2467|
*Spot capacity will be dynamically priced when available.
Cloud TPU usage options
|Type||Billing||Best fit for:|
|3-year commitment (3Y CUD)||Monthly, based on reserved quota||ML users who need consistent access to 512+ cores of capacity|
|1-year commitment (1Y CUD)||Monthly, based on reserved quota||ML users who need consistent access to 32-512 cores of capacity|
|On Demand||Hourly, based on actual usage||ML users who want to run some short-term experiments or benchmarks|
|Spot/Preemptible||Hourly, based on actual usage||ML users who want to run batch / fault-tolerant workloads|
Estimate your cost
Estimate the cost of using Cloud TPU with the Compute Engine pricing calculator, choose “Cloud TPU” on the top bar.
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- Contact our sales team to purchase quota and/or learn more about Cloud TPU.
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- Read the Cloud TPU quota policy page to learn how to request quota for different TPU types.
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- Check the release notes for future updates on pricing.
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