Showing posts from July, 2010

Remote Revolution, HPC in the Cloud & my guest blog

My latest blog is featured in the HPC in the Cloud:

Many thanks to Nicole Hemsoth, the Editor of the publication. Nicole started the the idea of Remote Revolution
The Remote Revolution is defined and perpetuated by the contracting economy—a process that in itself is revolutionary because it represents a necessary downshift in unsustainable levels of consumption and waste....
The Remote Revolution is defined as a movement away from traditional, stagnant modes of work that emphasize and value the judgments of vast hierarchies of management as they observe and monitor perceived productivity.
The Remote Revolution is defined by its emphasis on humanity and family, thus it is devaluing the Protestant work ethic that propelled this country forward (or so grandpa always said) with long hours and a corporate culture that actively eschewed personal and family time.
The Remote Revolution encompasses concepts of worker autonomy, proactive environmental change, social and community restructuring, …

Amazon New HPC Compute Cluster Instances. How much it costs?

I don't think from just reading the announcement, that many people realize the high costs involved in placing an HPC data center on AWS.

See  the blog from Jeff Bar at,

"Each Cluster Compute Instance consists of a pair of quad-core Intel "Nehalem" X5570 processors with a total of 33.5 ECU (EC2 Compute Units), 23 GB of RAM, and 1690 GB of local instance storage, all for $1.60 per hour."

The price list for Compute Cluster Instance (CCI) is at . Please note the Reserved Compute cluster (not on demand) is priced $4,290 upfront for 1 year and 56 cents per hour, which apparently is about one third of the non-reserved , 6,590 for 3 year upfront and 56 cents per hour

Armed with information, let's price on demand, without commitment of time the configuration that ranks #146 on TOP500 described below:

" We ran the gold-standard High Performance Linpack benchmark on 880 Cluster Compute instances (7040 …

Making big money with Hadoop

Hadoop Summit 2010 in Santa Clara was like a shot of adrenaline to the letargic Silicon Valley. Sold out, booming with developers, and with would be investors in sessions that filled the rooms to the brim. Imagine you wake up with a second chance. This is Hadoop Summit, Santa Clara on June 29, 2010

Who has the greatest opportunity with Hadoop? Yahoo?, Google? Facebook?  I believe they already cash on this technology. The biggest revenue opportunity is for database companies, particularly for the market-leader Oracle.

There are a few bloggers covering what actually happens, but none of them foresee the huge monetization future of this technology. As the CTO of Kharmasphere Shevek Mankin, says it easy to set the Hadoop cluster, put the data in, but how do you take the data out? This is crux of  MapReduce technology: it t is not, in spite of contrary claims, mature enough to conquest the Enterprise on June 29,

Basically all Hadoop applications are collecting huge streams of data, classi…