Originally Posted by Ssslipnssslide
Anyone know where I should begin in my decision making process between renting cloud computing to run a bunch of postflop PLO sims OR purchasing someone else's premade sims?
to be clear - I already have 3 very good preflop PLO sims I purchased which are 100bb,50bb, and 25bb. they are all solved to over 3000 I/N. When I tried to run a simple postflop sim with my 32GB 4GHz computer yesterday it took like 6 hrs to just get 2 I/N. I've heard from some people that 6 I/N is a low threshold for a decent sim, but I don't really know if that is true. If that is true, then I could achieve the results I want by myself with my own home computer, but if it is not, then I'm going to rent a cloud beast to get those I/N way up there. Thanks in advance.
The official "low threshold" from the author is 10 I/N. I would say that is more on the aggressive side, so I wouldn't recommend going under that. Also make sure to reset the averages if you are calculating the average. It's more important the less longer you run a sim for, because there will be more skew from the early stages of the solve.
It really depends on exactly what you are solving for. Accuracy is not just determined by iterations, but also by settings in the solver, so that is also one thing to consider. There are quite affordable servers available for rent, that should be in most people's budget and will enable you to do a wide range of calculations. Contabo servers are the main one that come to mind in terms of value for money, especially if you use Linux, because then you don't have to pay the Windows license fee.
Here is a guide how to set up a Contabo server with Linux:
Hetzner also has some interesting offerings for Monkersolver related solving:
I'm not sure exactly what your setup is, but perhaps you don't know that you can increase/decrease the amount of threads Monkersolver is using from within the 'Solve' tab. Also pay attention to what background processes you have running, since they can eat up CPU resources, which will also make Monkersolver run slower.