Blacksmith

GitHub Actions
High-performance runners
Half the cost

GitHub Actions
High-performance runners
Half the cost

Blacksmith runs on cutting-edge gaming CPUs instead of decade-old server hardware.
Get faster and cheaper builds with a one-line change. It's that easy.

Blacksmith runs on cutting-edge gaming CPUs instead of decade-old server hardware. Get faster and cheaper builds with a one-line change. It's that easy.

3000 free minutes per month. No credit card required.

jobs:

build:

- runs-on: ubuntu-latest

+

jobs:

build:

- runs-on: ubuntu-latest

+

Companies trust Blacksmith to power their CI

Accelerate your CI

Blacksmith is up to 2X faster than GitHub hosted runners

nodejs/node

Blacksmith

2vCPU

100m

GitHub

2vCPU

180m

android/emulator

Blacksmith

2vCPU

3m

GitHub

2vCPU

9m

rust/tokio

Blacksmith

2vCPU

5m

GitHub

2vCPU

9m

Slash your costs

Blacksmith is over 50% cheaper than GitHub hosted runners

nodejs/node

Blacksmith

2vCPU

$0.44

GitHub

2vCPU

$1.44

android/emulator

Blacksmith

2vCPU

$0.012

GitHub

2vCPU

$0.072

rust/tokio

Blacksmith

2vCPU

$0.02

GitHub

2vCPU

$0.072

Why Blacksmith?

Blacksmith

GitHub

Speed

Speed

Cost

Cost

Actions cache size/repo

Actions cache size/repo

Actions cache download speed

Actions cache download speed

Fast NVMe backed I/O

Fast NVMe backed I/O

Remote Docker builds

Remote Docker builds

Custom runner images

Custom runner images

Up to 2X faster

Up to 2X faster

More than 50% cheaper

More than 50% cheaper

25GB

25GB

400MB/s

400MB/s

Coming soon

Coming soon

Coming soon

Coming soon

Slow

Slow

Expensive

Expensive

10GB

10GB

100MB/s

100MB/s

Blacksmith

Up to 2X faster

More than 50% cheaper

Unlimited Concurrent Jobs

Fast I/O with NVMe backed volumes

25GB actions cache/repo

400MB/s actions cache download

Lightning fast Docker builds (coming soon)

Debug Github Actions (coming soon)

Custom runner images (coming soon)

GitHub

Slow

Expensive builds

60 concurrent jobs

I/O uses SSD backed volumes

10GB actions cache/repo

100MB/s actions cache download

Slow Docker builds

Security

Security

Blacksmith runs jobs directly on bare metal in isolated virtual machines

Blacksmith runs jobs directly on bare metal in isolated virtual machines

Blacksmith runs jobs directly on bare metal in isolated virtual machines

Isolated, ephemeral VMs per job execution

No access to GitHub secrets or workflow logs

Single-use GitHub access tokens per job execution

Memory-safe Go and Rust stack

Encrypted end-to-end network connections using Tailscale

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174,

174,

100

100

100

Workflows run on Blacksmith

FAQs

FAQs

How is Blacksmith so much faster than GitHub runners?

Is there a free trial available?

Can you tell me about how my runs are secure?

Do you support Mac and Windows runners?

Do you have SOC2?

How do I learn more about pricing?

Can I use Blacksmith for personal use (non-organization)?