[Gluster-users] Thoughts on Amazon EC2's New Compute Cluster Instance Type?
jack.murgia at cloudcontrollers.com
Fri Jul 23 20:33:05 UTC 2010
Amazon will give you essentially a dedicated piece of hardware, albeit with your instance running in para-virtualization. http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/hpc-applications/
-10GB interconnect between cluster compute instance types (FULL, unshared 10GB if they run in cluster mode)
-1690 GB of local, bare-metal i/o storage (real storage- not ephemeral)
-same access to EBS Volumes as regular instances
-23 GB of memory
I'm planning GlusterFS on EC2 testing this summer, and am curious what folks think of Amazon's new compute clusters? In a replicated setup, everyone would love the 10GB interconnects and the very fast ~1.5TB available (with more storage available via LVM and EBS), but what can one do with that much memory? When would GlusterFS derive additional benefits from that?
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