The 'cheap' supercomputer in the Amazon cloud

By , ITworld |  Cloud Computing, Amazon EC2, supercomputer

This is what cloud computing is all about.
cowboydroid on theverge.com

Our department which currently runs a 1000+ core machine and 2500+ core machine for MD simulations is still waiting on jumping onto the Amazon/Cloud bandwagon mostly because it's still not cheaper than owning a cluster for a few years.
michaelgrosner on news.ycombinator.com

If the calculations were so parallel, and it took 50k cores 3hrs, wouldn't it take their home cluster of 1.5k cores ~100hrs (a holiday weekend)?
FirsbeeFreek on arstechnica.com

Long row to hoe

Having been privy to the state-of-the-art projects in a lab with a ~5,000 node cluster it was still disappointing to see how rough the whole cell modeling approaches were.
jboggan on news.ycombinator.com

This is still too expensive for my field.
Aenean144 on theverge.com

Body talk

What needs to be done is a lot of slow, messy "wet bench" biology.

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