Cloud power at
rock-bottom prices


Gridspot links computers around the world and puts their computing power at your command for as little as 1/10th of a penny per CPU hour.



Run Anything

Get SSH root access to each Linux instance.

Scale on Demand

Scale instances up or down based on your application's demands.

30x Cheaper

Use computers around the world to make bulk computing affordable.



What is Gridspot?

  • Gridspot links an array of idle computers across the globe and makes their computational power available for a low price.
  • How low? We take bids from 0.1 – 0.3 cents per CPU hour.
  • How do we do it? With compute instances that are short-lived and run on untrusted hardware. We've learned that for many applications, these rules aren't handicaps.
  • Each compute instance is a VM running Linux that you can SSH into.
  • Our Gridspot Grants program also gives free computing time to worthy projects.


Gridspot vs. Amazon cloud computing

  Gridspot Amazon EC2 Spot Pricing
Compute location Crowdsourced Centralized / data center
Cost per core hour 0.1 - 0.3 cents   Wow! 2.7 cents

Gridspot instances come from a wide variety of contributing machines, so they vary across a number of attributes. Learn more »




Gridspot is perfect for jobs that:

  • Can run in parallel
  • Aren't privacy sensitive
  • Work with consumer DSL line speeds
  • Have total computation > 50k CPU-hour

For example, beating IBM Deep Blue at a game of chess is a job that could fit Gridspot's technology.



Use Gridspot in three steps


Create your account

It takes 30 seconds. Click the link at the end of this page.


Bid for instances

Define your criteria — our form makes it easy. When you're done, instances matching your criteria will start fulfilling your bid immediately.


Manage your instances via SSH

Each instance runs Ubuntu inside a virtual machine and is yours to do with as you wish. Access via SSH from anywhere online.

Most of our clients want to run hundreds or thousands of simultaneous instances. The Gridspot API lets you identify new instances and give them work to do. Learn more on our API help page.



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