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The US military has announced plans to buy 2,200 more of the game consoles, so that they can massively beef up the processing power of an existing, PS3-based supercomputer. A “Justification Review Document,” which has oddly been deleted from Google since I found it but is still available at this cache link, explains that, “the new PS3s will be placed in a cluster environment with an existing cluster of 336 PS3s by connecting each of the units’ one gigabit Ethernet port to a common 24 port gigabit hub.”
via arstechnica.com

Update in Amazon Web Services:

  • 2 high cpu instance types : 64 bits – Double Extra Large с 34.2 GB RAM, and 13 ECU (4 virtual cores *3.25 EC2 compute Unit=ECU), 64-bit platform
    and Quadruple Extra Large – 68.4 GB of RAM/ 26 ECU (8 virtual cores* 3.25 ECU) : New EC2 High-Memory Instances
  • Instance prices changes ( us-east is still cheaper thatn eu-west ) : Amazon EC2 – Now an Even Better Value
  • New service for relational DB ( provisioning, scaling and other nice things ) : Introducing Amazon RDS – The Amazon Relational Database Service
  • Security stuff : Vulnerability identified in Amazon’s cloud computing
  • Amazon EC2 – Ubuntu at google groups
  • 5 years ago Amazon announced Amazon Simple Queue Service – top points of AWS for last 5 years
  • Distributed, non-relational database systems – DNRDBMS – see

    If a recent Evans Data study is any indication, private cloud deployments could rise sharply over the next year.

    Sun Grid Engine’s top engineer Richard Hierlmeier wrote article ( and some bash scripts which implements it – btw why you not to put it them onto your cvs? ) about using SDM in compute cloud ( here’s EC2 as example, I suppose that GoGrid can be used also without too many changes ) – Using SDM Cloud Adapter to Manage Solaris Zones.

    The central idea we were working on was this idea of de-localized information — information for which I didn’t care what computer it was stored on. It didn’t depend on any particular computer. I didn’t know the identities of other computers in the ensemble that I was working on. I just knew myself and the cybersphere, or sometimes we called it the tuplesphere, or just a bunch of information floating around. We used the analogy — we talked about helium balloons. We used a million ways to try and explain this idea – hn Markoff and Clay Shirky talk to David Gelernter – Lord of the Cloud

    Stallman dismisses cloud computing as industry bluster. “It’s stupidity. It’s worse than stupidity: it’s a marketing hype campaign,” he said – huh, i agree that anything which contain “cloud” keyword have too much marketing stuff , but it’s not really stupid. There’s too much marketing stuff in this area ( and goGrid’s guys are the very first for this ‘too much marketing’ ), but let’s look on amazon ec2 – it’s really great amazing thing – last 7 years my work related with various size cluster’s, and last year my “server provider” is amazon – and I may say that amazon is much convenient than any company-owned-datacenter. For my it’s big deal when I can get 100 servers for 10 mins and run some job on them. There’s too much marketing noise in cloud industry, but it works and it works almost fine.
    ps. Another point for cloud computing – it’s Steve Ballmer on defining the cloud.

    Shravan Kumar share with me a Lew Tucker ( Sun’s CTO ) demo where he demonstates Virtual Data Center – it’s not a usual marketing speech, it’s quite interesting. As I understand Lew Tucker talks about this one –The APIs for the Sun Cloud – a RESTful API for creating and managing cloud resources, including compute, storage, and networking components – it looks very attractive and interesting so I’m goin’ to check it out shortly in time 🙂

    Here’s another Lew Tucker demos – cloud APIs and how to create and deploy My SQL Virtual Machine

    Lew Tucker and Dave Douglas demonstrate web developer application for cloud storage service

    All of this videos ( and other sun’s cloud-related info ) is available at Sun’s Community OneEast web event home page, also you may check out sun’s A Guide to Getting Started with Cloud Computing.

    Comparing grid and cloud computing services : EGEE grid and Amazon Web Services