Starting the week of September 20th, each new Terra workspace will be associated with a dedicated Google project, which will allow us to improve the granularity of cost reporting in Terra.
This blog covers some key concepts and practical solutions for tackling the question of compute costs incurred by running workflows, which are typically the hardest to predict among the various types of cloud costs.
Many workflows generate intermediate files that you won’t ever use again once the pipeline has run to completion. You can reduce your data footprint — and your storage costs! — by getting Terra to delete them for you.
On the cloud, the rate you pay for computing resources is based on the technical specifications of the virtual machines you use. Our pipeline engineering team offers some tips for cutting costs by adjusting workflow resource allocations dynamically.