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Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Bid Status

We want to make EC2 Spot Instances even easier to use. One way we are doing this is by making the bidding and processing more open and more transparent. You probably know that you can use Spot Instances to bid for unused capacity, allowing you to obtain compute capacity at a price that is based […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 Now Available

Max Spevack of the Amazon EC2 team brings news of the latest Amazon Linux AMI. — Jeff; The Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 is now available. After we removed the Public Beta tag from the Amazon Linux AMI last September, weve been on a six month release cycle focused on making sure that EC2 customers have […]

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Scaling Science: 1 Million Compute Hours in 1 week

For many scientists, the computer has become as important as the test tube, the centrifuge or the grad student in delivering ground breaking research. Whether screening for active cancer treatments or colliding atoms, the availability of compute cycles can significantly affect the time it takes for scientists to crunch their numbers. Indeed, compute resources are […]

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Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Marketplace

EC2 OptionsI often tell people that cloud computing is equal parts technology and business model. Amazon EC2 is a good example of this; you have three options to choose from: You can use On-Demand Instances, where you pay for compute capacity by the hour, with no upfront fees or long-term commitments. On-Demand instances are recommended […]

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New Whitepaper: Mapping and GeoSpatial Analysis in the Cloud Using ArcGIS

Esri is one of the leaders in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry and one of the largest privately held software companies focused on mapping and geospatial applications in the world with offices in more than 100 countries. Both public and private sector organizations use Esri technology to analyze and manage their geographic information and make better […]

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The AWS Report – Michael Wasser, Raveld

Earlier this summer I interviewed Michael Wasser, the founder of Raveld, located near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. Raveld’s elevator pitch is “clear and concise cloud costs.” I enjoyed speaking with Michael to learn about his product and how it uses AWS: Michael built Raveld after finding that his consulting customers were exceeding their cloud computing budgets […]

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