Learn how billing works with Salad
We require an active, valid credit card on file for most accounts. This is primarily a means to prevent abuse and ensure that we can collect payment at the end of the month.
How Are Charges Calculated?
Salad only charges for the hardware resources that are dedicated to your application while your container is Running on one of our machines. Our flexible billing model allows you to customize each machine to your exact hardware requirements, no more selecting an instance type from an endlessly long pricing sheet.
When creating a Container Group in SCE, you select the required hardware that will be dedicated to your application when it runs on Salad. The current rate for each type of hardware can be found on our pricing page.
You create a Container Group with 1 vCPU, 2 GB RAM, no GPU, and 10 replicas
Per Instance Cost = 1 vCPU x $0.004 per vCPU + 2 GB x $0.001 per GB = $0.006/hr
Total Cost = $0.006/hr (per Instance) x 10 replicas = $0.06/hr
You create a Container Group with 4 vCPU, 6 GB RAM, RTX 3060 GPU, and 5 replicas
Per Instance Cost = 4 vCPU x $0.004 per vCPU + 6 GB x $0.001 per GB + 1 RTX 3060 x $0.08 = $0.132/hr
Total Cost = $0.132/hr (per Instance) x 5 replicas = $0.66/hr
Salad bills for the time that the selected hardware resources are dedicated to your application, although it is common to see hourly rates listed on Salad, usage is tracked per second.
Never Pay for Cold Boot Time Again
You only pay for the time that the hardware is available to used by your application, you will never pay for Cold Boot time.
You can monitor the current month's usage and view previous invoices directly in the SaladCloud Portal.
Looking to deploy 50+ GPU instances on Salad? Reach out to the team for volume pricing.
We may send a preauthorization request to the issuing bank to verify a bank will authorize charges. Some credit card companies present these as real charges, which may surprise you.
A preauth is really just a hold on a credit card. We'll typically preauthorize a small amount (usually $10) when a new payment method is added to your Organization, then cancel the authorization immediately. Banks may show the preauth for up to 7 days, even though we have not collected any money.
Updated 5 days ago