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Glossary

Community Cloud

GPU instances connect individual compute providers to consumers through a vetted, secure peer-to-peer system.

Datacenter

A data center is a secure location where RunPod's cloud computing services, such as Secure Cloud and GPU Instances, are hosted. These data centers are equipped with redundancy and data backups to ensure the safety and reliability of your data.

Endpoint

An Endpoint refers to a specific URL where your serverless applications or services can be accessed. These endpoints provide standard functionality for submitting jobs and retrieving the output from job requests.

GPU Instance

GPU Instance is a container-based GPU instance that you can deploy. These instances spin up in seconds using both public and private repositories. They are available in two different types:

  • Secure Cloud
  • Community Cloud

Handler

A Handler is a function that is responsible for processing submitted inputs and generating the resulting output.

RunPod

RunPod is a cloud computing platform primarily designed for AI and machine learning applications.

SDKs

RunPod provides several Software Development Kits (SDKs) you can use to interact with the RunPod platform. These SDKs enable you to create serverless functions, manage infrastructure, and interact with APIs.

Secure Cloud

GPU instances that run in T3/T4 data centers, providing high reliability and security.

Serverless CPU

Serverless CPU is a pay-per-second serverless CPU computing solution. It is designed to bring autoscaling to your production environment, meaning it can dynamically adjust computational resources based on your application's needs.

Serverless GPU

Serverless GPU is a pay-per-second serverless GPU computing solution. It is designed to bring autoscaling to your production environment, meaning it can dynamically adjust computational resources based on your application's needs.

Serverless CPU

Serverless CPU is a pay-per-second serverless CPU computing solution. It is designed to bring autoscaling to your production environment, meaning it can dynamically adjust computational resources based on your application's needs.

Template

A RunPod template is a Docker container image paired with a configuration.

Throttled Worker

RunPod proactively caches Workers to minimize cold start time. If your GPU selections are not available at the time your Worker starts up, the Worker is throttled until resources are available.