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Saturday, March 22, 2008

super computing for $240

How much money would it take to put together a 100 node linux cluster? Then once you've built it are you using it at 100% capacity?

What if you could use it for just the hours you're flying it and spend $240? That's how a geek at the New York Times used Amazons S3/EC2 services to solve a big time problem: generating PDFs of scanned images for all New York times public domain articles from 1851-1922.



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