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Dreaming of the Cloud | Some Ben?
"My dream cloud interface is not about booting virtual machines and monitoring jobs, but about spending money so my job finishes quicker. The cloud should let me launch some code, and get it chugging along in the background. Then later, I would like to spend a certain amount of money, and let reverse auction magic decide how much more CPU & RAM that money buys. This should feel like bidding for AdWords on Google. So where I might use the Unix command “nice” to prioritize a job, I could call “expensiveNice” on a PID to get that job more CPU or RAM. Virtual machines are hip this week, but applications & jobs are still the more natural way to think about computing tasks." Yes, this. And: lots of people _think_ the cloud works like this, but it really doesn't, yet. Parallelization/adding computing power is more practical, but it's not been made easy like a bunch of other things have (so far).
cloud  scaling  amazon  ec2  parallelization  justletmespendmoney 
may 2011 by infovore
How To: Getting Started with Amazon EC2 | PaulStamatiou.com
This is a pretty good guide - made sense, got me up and running fast, and nice and clearly written.
ec2  amazon  aws  development  tutorial  howto 
september 2009 by infovore

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