Show HN: Open-source x64 and Arm GitHub runners. Reduces GitHub Actions bill 10x

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  • ubicloud

    Open, free, and portable cloud. Elastic compute, block storage (non replicated), virtual networking, managed Postgres, and IAM services in public beta.

  • Ubicloud is an open source cloud. Think of it as an open alternative to cloud providers, like what Linux is to proprietary operating systems. You can self-host Ubicloud or use our managed service.

    Our first use-case is GitHub Actions. We support x64 and arm64 Linux runners; and reduce your Github Actions bill by 10x. We can give you hardware similar to default GitHub runners because of the very high margins on the cloud. One difference with our hardware is that we use local NVMes for better disk performance.

    Ubicloud and our GitHub Actions integration is also open source. You can check out our integration here:

    For security and isolation, we give you a clean and ephemeral VM for each job. When the job completes, we deprovision the VM and wipe out the block storage device attached to the VM. We set up your firewall rules to lock down access to the VM; and also encrypt your data at rest and in-transit.

    (We use Linux KVM and the Cloud Hypervisor as our underlying VM tech. For our block device, we use and extend SPDK:

    Ubicloud runners are also fully compatible with GitHub runners. To get started, all you need to do is change 1-line in your workflow file. Each account gets 1,250 free build minutes per month with standard-2 runners.

    We’d love to hear your feedback!

  • terraform-aws-github-runner

    Terraform module for scalable GitHub action runners on AWS

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    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • peerdb

    Fast, Simple and a cost effective tool to replicate data from Postgres to Data Warehouses, Queues and Storage

  • We've been using the Ubicloud runner for a while at PeerDB[1]. Great value and specially the ARM runners have been helpful to get our CI costs down. The team is really responsive and added the arm runner support within a few weeks of us requesting it.


  • cli

    🖥️ Depot CLI, build your Docker images in the cloud (by depot)

  • Depot [0] founder here. Thanks for the mention. We're also planning on bringing a bit of a different take to GitHub Action runners that's not tied to Hetzner directly. It will be entirely open-source as well, so you can take it and run it on your own instances if you'd like. Similar to how Depot supports self-hosted builders in your own AWS account [1].



  • garm

    GitHub Actions Runner Manager

  • GARM can easily manage ephemeral runners for you: (Ephemeral runners are also more secure)

  • act

    Run your GitHub Actions locally 🚀

  • Could you upload your build of GitHub's runner image to Docker Hub?

    This would be quite useful for users of other GitHub Actions clones like act [0].


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