Building a Supercomputer From the Cloud

July 18th, 2012

The CloudCancer researchers used the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud to create a virtual, 50,000-core supercomputer that ran a complicated simulation for the low, low price of $14,486. The neat thing is that they were able to perform a more detailed and realistic simulation on the cloud-based system than they would have on the supercomputer they actually own.


One Response to “Building a Supercomputer From the Cloud”

  1. [link]Jeremy Says:

    For a bunch of years I donated my computer to the SETI. Never found a signal, but thought the who concept was awesome.

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