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The Amazon EC2 Spotathon

Stephen Elliott Talks About EC2 Spot Instances

If you have used EC2 Spot Instances in a unique way, you need to enter the Amazon EC2 Spotathon. This is an open-ended coding challenge designed to allow you to show off what you have done (and are doing) with Spot Instances.

We’re looking for entrants from a wide variety of industries including (but most definitely not limited to) life sciences, financial services, media, consumer apps, business analytics, gaming, and web analytics.

We want to hear about what you application does, how it incorporates Spot Instances, how much money you have saved, the performance benefits you’ve measured, and the computational scale that you’ve been able to achieve.

The Grand Prize is $2,500 in AWS Credit (which you can use to run even more Spot Instances) and the Runner-Up Prize is another $1,000 in AWS Credit.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. The submission deadline is November 16, 2012 so enter today!

— Jeff;

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.