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Category: Amazon EC2

Parallel Computing With MATLAB On Amazon EC2

Update (2017) –  This blog post is here for historical purposes only.   The white paper has been superseded by the Cloud Center web application from MathWorks.“   Mathworks released a whitepaper on how to run MATLAB parallel computing products – Parallel Computing Toolbox and MATLAB Distributed Computing Server on Amazon EC2. This step by step […]

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SOASTA – Load Testing From the Cloud

I met Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA, at the Palo Alto stop of the AWS Start-Up Tour. Tom gave the audience a good introduction to their CloudTest product, an on demand load testing solution which resides on and runs from Amazon EC2. Tom wrote to me last week to tell me that they are now […]

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Amazon EBS – Tool and Library Support

This is a companion post to my earlier post — Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) – Bring Us Your Data. In the other post you can read about the features of EBS. This post goes into more detail on the tool and library support that has been built by our community of third-party developers. Here […]

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Jollat – Cross-Platform AWS Manager Client

Andras wrote to tell me about Jollat, a new graphical cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) management client for Amazon EC2 and S3. Available for free download (with a purchase option), the client includes a number of interesting features. On the S3 side, Jollat handles bucket creation in both the US and EU zones, upload and […]

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JBoss Releases on Amazon EC2

By now many of you are aware that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is fully supported by Red Hat on Amazon EC2. You can read more about the offering at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/cloud/. Jeff Barr blogged about this in November, 2007 (aws.typepad.com/aws/2007/11/red-hat-enterpr.html). Im posting this from Boston, where I am attending the Red Hat Global Summit — more […]

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More EC2 Power

Amazon EC2 users now have access to a pair of new “High-CPU” instance types. The new instance types have proportionally more CPU power than memory, and are suitable for CPU-intensive applications. Here’s what’s now available: The High-CPU Medium Instance is billed at $0.20 (20 cents) per hour. It features 1.7 GB of memory, 5 EC2 […]

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Cloud Studio

Alexsey and Tatyana from Cloud Services dropped me an email to tell me about the beta release of their new Cloud Studio product. Cloud Studio is a Java application for the management of Amazon EC2 instances. It features a multi-pane interface with a list of available AMIs, a list of running instances, and access to […]

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Redundant Disk Storage Across Multiple EC2

XML Hacker M. David Peterson has put together a really interesting article. As part of his work at 3rd and Urban, he has implemented redundant, fault-tolerant, read-write disk storage on Amazon EC2 using a number of open source tools and applications including LVM, DRBD, NFS, Heartbeat, and VTUN. Mark notes that “the primary focus of […]

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