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New EC2 Cluster Compute Instances

When I heard the news that Amazon Web Services has just released there new “Cluster Compute Quadruple Extra Large” instance (cc1.4xlarge), I couldn’t help but give it ago. On paper this instance should have more CPU power then any other instance, at around 33.5GHz witch is substantially more then the c1.xlarge that has only 20Ghz of CPU power. This coupled with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection makes this instance ideal for High Performance Clustered Applications.

So does it live up to expectations, well I’m going to run some LINPACK benchmarks on this new instance to see how fast it relay is, and compare it to the other amazon instances. So… Read the rest of this entry »

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