The Top 500 Super Computer Sites list was just updated and AWS Compute Cluster is now officially in the top half 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:
|System Name||Amazon EC2 Cluster Compute Instances|
|Site||Amazon Web Services|
|Computer||Amazon EC2 Cluster, Xeon X5570 2.95 Ghz, 10G Ethernet|
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.