Optimizing Amazon Web Services costs

Amazon Web Services (AWS) evolves constantly. In 2015 Amazon announced over 700 AWS updates, typically new and modified features or novel pricing mechanisms. When AWS functionalities evolve, so do cost-effective cloud solutions on AWS. A solution that used to offer low costs a year ago doesn’t necessarily do so today. Let’s go over three examples.  Read more

Slash HPC computing costs on the cloud

StarCluster is developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for scientific HPC computing on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It supports building HPC clusters based on the Open Grid Scheduler, previously Sun Grid Engine, or HTCondor, a high throughput computing environment previously known as Condor.