AWS Compute Cluster #231 on Top 500

The Top 500 Super Computer Sites list was just updated and AWS Compute Cluster is now officially in the top ½ of the list. That means when you line up all the fastest, multi-million dollar, government lab sponsored super computers from #1 through to #500, the AWS Compute Cluster Instance is at #231.

231

Amazon Web Services
United States

Amazon EC2 Cluster Compute Instances – Amazon EC2 Cluster, Xeon X5570 2.95 Ghz, 10G Ethernet / 2010
Self-made

7040

41.82

82.51

One of the fastest supercomputers in the world for $1.60/node hour. Cloud computing changes the economics in a pretty fundamental way.

More details at: High Performance Computing Hits the Cloud.

–jrh

James Hamilton

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