AWS で HPC
- Expanding the Cloud – Cluster Compute Instances for Amazon EC2 – All Things Distributed
- Announcing Cluster Compute Instances for Amazon EC2
- High Performance Computing
- Amazon Web Services Blog: New Amazon EC2 Instance Type – The Cluster Compute Instance
Each Cluster Compute Instance consists of a pair of quad-core Intel “Nehalem” X5570 processors with a total of 33.5 ECU (EC2 Compute Units), 23 GB of RAM, and 1690 GB of local instance storage, all for $1.60 per hour.
Cluster Compute Instances are connected using a 10 Gbps network.
The Cluster Compute Instances use hardware-assisted (HVM) virtualization instead of the paravirtualization used by the other instance types and requires booting from EBS, so you will need to create a new AMI in order to use them.
This result places us at position 146 on the Top500 list of supercomputers.