Dedicated hosts for macOS are now available on CircleCI. This new layer of support is built exclusively for macOS and offers Apple developers unprecedented storage, security, and scalability on CircleCI.
By reserving a dedicated host, teams can unlock access to a bare metal instance that provides exclusive access to an entire host machine for 24 hours. Unlike solutions from other CI/CD providers that run on virtual machines, dedicated hosts offer access to the GPU, which enables audio and video testing.
Our host machines feature 200GB of storage and 12 vCPU cores to support the highest build volume possible. This means teams can scale their macOS and iOS builds on CircleCI without worrying about storage limitations. All jobs will run on an isolated host machine for airtight code security. Our dedicated hosts support the same Xcode versions as our virtual machines, so you’ll be able to run your builds on the version your application needs.
Gillian Kieser, director of content marketing at CircleCI, introduces dedicated hosts for macOS.
Dedicated hosts are available on all paid plans and are priced at 100 credits/min with a 24-hour minimum lease period. To learn more about dedicated hosts for macOS, visit the docs. You can also read more about how CircleCI supports macOS here.