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Compute resource options for Watson Pipelines

Compute resource options for Watson Pipelines

When you run a pipeline in a project, most resources are tracked and billed for the components included in the pipeline. For example, running a notebook in a pipeline consumes resources for that notebook according to the environment specified. One resource explicitly charged for a pipeline is execution time running a Bash script node.

Default hardware configurations

You can specify a hardware configuration to use for executing a Bash script. The configuration you choose dictates the rate of CUH consumption billed to your Watson Studio plan.

Capacity units per hour for Bash script

Hardware configurations available in pipelines for executing Bash scripts
Size Capacity type Capacity units per hour
XXS 1 vCPU and 2 GB RAM 0.5
XS 1 vCPU and 4 GB RAM 0.5
S 2 vCPU and 8 GB RAM 1
M 4 vCPU and 16 GB RAM 2
ML 4 vCPU and 32 GB RAM 2


  • The runtimes for Bash scripts stop automatically when processing is complete.
  • Resource consumption is measured in seconds, with a minimum of 1 second.

Compute usage in projects

Watson Pipelines consumes compute resources as CUH from the Watson Studio service.

You can monitor the total monthly amount of CUH consumption for the Watson Machine Learning service on the Resource usage page on the Manage tab of your project.

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Parent topic: Choosing compute resources for tools

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