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Amazon Debuts Flash-Based Instance Type

Jul 20, 2012 |

This week cloud giant Amazon Web Services announced a new EC2 instance type for applications that need low-latency access to high-speed solid-state disks (SSDs).

Amazon Brings HPC Cluster Instance to Europe

Jun 26, 2012 |

Utility computing vendor Amazon is spreading the HPC cloud love outside the US borders. This week, the company launched an HPC-level cluster in its facility in Ireland.

Amazon’s Biggest Cloud Secret Revealed

Mar 18, 2012 |

One researcher sets out to determine how many servers are hidden in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.

Biotech Firm Doubles Down on Amazon Cloud

Feb 14, 2012 |

Connecticut-based biotech firm Metrum Research Group moves entire IT infrastructure to Amazon cloud.

Amazon Web Services Expands HPC Cloud Offering

Nov 16, 2011 |

Amazon Web Services just announced its most powerful offering yet for supercomputing users that require the power of a large cluster on demand. The newest EC2 Cluster Compute Instance, called Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large (CC2), is aimed at businesses and researchers who require additional HPC capacity in an elastic, pay-as-you-go format.

A Cloud Without the Internet

Aug 9, 2011 |

Amazon Web Services announced the ability for users to tap into their EC2 service without sending data across the public Internet.

Public Cloud Outage Sparks Fresh Debate

Apr 21, 2011 |

Today’s extensive outage at Amazon data centers on the East coast brought AWS some unwanted attention. Major websites and services ground to a halt, sparking a fresh round of questions about relying on clouds for mission or business-critical operations…

Supercomputer in the Cloud Speeds Biotech Research

Apr 8, 2011 |

With one of the largest biotechnology events in the world just around the corner, an announcement that provides details about a supercomputer dedicated exclusively to a biosciences application is bound to draw some attention. However, when that machine could be placed in the top 100 of the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful clusters and exists only in the cloud, it is certainly worth taking a second look at.

GoGrid and Amazon: Rich Comparisons from an End User Group

Mar 17, 2011 |

While cloud benchmarks are plentiful, sometimes getting the story straight for the end user source brings some added perspective to help make important decisions…

Mars as a Service: Cloud Computing for the Red Planet Exploration Era

Feb 3, 2011 |

The MetNet project aims to go where no other Mars missions have gone before, at least in terms of the way it will gather and then process data. This mission to Mars will be based on the power of a new type of dandelion seed-shaped landing vehicle called the MetNet Lander. Dr. Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti describes the project’s goals, methods, and how cloud computing is set to provide the resources for this data-intensive mission.