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For example, you might normally be working on text-based applications (e.g., Word and Excel), but occasionally need access to 3D design apps. While in the text based apps, an Air 4GB instance with a single CPU core will be fine. But if you want access to a GPU to run a graphics-intensive app, you'll want to switch to a Pro 16GB instance with 4 CPU cores and an NVIDIA GRID GPU.  For high-end use cases like rendering and simulation, you can crank things up even higher with the Pro 64GB instance that has 16 CPU cores and 4 NVIDIA GRID GPUs.   \n\nJust go to your Account page (click on the small arrow to the right of your name at the top of your Launchpad) and scroll down to the System section:\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/BPOIFASCClzqr9R0cTDg_Screenshot%202016-01-30%2010.07.27.png\",\n        \"Screenshot 2016-01-30 10.07.27.png\",\n        \"896\",\n        \"621\",\n        \"#607f94\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"border\": true\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nYou'll see what type of system you're currently on, and if your administrator has enabled it, you'll be able to click on \"SWITCH SYSTEM\" to see the following dialog:\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/nR61YIAStuHpx1JvGTig_Screenshot%202016-01-30%2010.09.43.png\",\n        \"Screenshot 2016-01-30 10.09.43.png\",\n        \"601\",\n        \"431\",\n        \"#288b82\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"border\": true\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nSimply select a new system type, and you'll see a confirmation that your system was changed:\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/jUPqMXuCQJ6WGaBW0tzD_Screenshot%202016-01-30%2010.11.10.png\",\n        \"Screenshot 2016-01-30 10.11.10.png\",\n        \"500\",\n        \"236\",\n        \"#55799a\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"border\": true\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nIf you had an active session, you'll be asked to power it off first. 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Switch system type

Get a power boost when you need it

If your administrator has set up your account with more than one type of system (instance), you'll be able to switch based on your current needs. For example, you might normally be working on text-based applications (e.g., Word and Excel), but occasionally need access to 3D design apps. While in the text based apps, an Air 4GB instance with a single CPU core will be fine. But if you want access to a GPU to run a graphics-intensive app, you'll want to switch to a Pro 16GB instance with 4 CPU cores and an NVIDIA GRID GPU. For high-end use cases like rendering and simulation, you can crank things up even higher with the Pro 64GB instance that has 16 CPU cores and 4 NVIDIA GRID GPUs. Just go to your Account page (click on the small arrow to the right of your name at the top of your Launchpad) and scroll down to the System section: [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/BPOIFASCClzqr9R0cTDg_Screenshot%202016-01-30%2010.07.27.png", "Screenshot 2016-01-30 10.07.27.png", "896", "621", "#607f94", "" ], "border": true } ] } [/block] You'll see what type of system you're currently on, and if your administrator has enabled it, you'll be able to click on "SWITCH SYSTEM" to see the following dialog: [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/nR61YIAStuHpx1JvGTig_Screenshot%202016-01-30%2010.09.43.png", "Screenshot 2016-01-30 10.09.43.png", "601", "431", "#288b82", "" ], "border": true } ] } [/block] Simply select a new system type, and you'll see a confirmation that your system was changed: [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/jUPqMXuCQJ6WGaBW0tzD_Screenshot%202016-01-30%2010.11.10.png", "Screenshot 2016-01-30 10.11.10.png", "500", "236", "#55799a", "" ], "border": true } ] } [/block] If you had an active session, you'll be asked to power it off first. It typically takes less than a minute for switching systems if your administrator has set the other system type to be ready to go. If instances are set to boot on demand, it will take about two to three minutes. Note that your administrator may not have configured any capacity for some system types at that time. In this case, if you switch to one of these system types, your status indicator will be red and if you try to launch an app you'll see this message: [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/DxOW27bBRWOC1Q2mUSRL_Screenshot%202016-01-30%2010.13.51.png", "Screenshot 2016-01-30 10.13.51.png", "504", "220", "#4d806c", "" ], "border": true } ] } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "warning", "title": "Don't forget to switch back", "body": "Don't forget to switch back to your Air 4GB system if you're done with running graphics apps and don't need the extra power anymore." } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "info", "body": "Note that this feature requires at least the Standard tier on Frame Personal, Frame for Business/Education or one of the Frame Platform tiers. Also, if your account was created before January 30, 2016 - and you would like access to the Air 8GB and Pro 64GB system types, please contact us at support@fra.me to add these to your existing account. New accounts created after this date have access to all four instances automatically.", "title": "Account requirements for switching systems" } [/block]