$1,279-per-hour, 30,000-core cluster built on Amazon EC2 cloud

Since the rise of Amazon first as an online retailer, second as a Data Center innovator people have always been surprised by their success. They came to dominate in 2 fields somewhat loosely related to one another. But it’s the second wave of Amazon as a Data Cloud service provider that interests me the most. It’s one thing to provide a service, a whole other to provide an raw infrastructure that you are willing to loan out on an hourly basis. To me that is a really new New Thing and deserves some attention. Here now is Scientific Computing by the hour. Read On:


Dave Winer’s EC2 for poets | Wired.com

Now I understand that Wikileaks was also a user of the Amazon EC2 service, so I’m a little hesitant to promote them after Amazon dropped Wikileaks from their service. However, I am just so overwhelmingly curious about the application for cloud computing when it comes to personal websites and blogging. That is why I am passing along this article and will be trying out the EC2 for Poets web app. I’m also curious to find out the charges I will rack up from Amazon by ‘trying it out’. If it gets prohibitively expensive, I will quickly pull the plug.