Scensei engaged BidElastic to optimize large-scale simulation experiments in the Amazon EC2 spot market:
- Automated the process of building virtual clusters and eliminated instabilities due to spot instances.
- Deployed optimization procedures to match and pack simulation payloads to cost-effective instance types.
- Reduced the overall unit cost of a simulation experiment, including non-EC2 components such as RDS instances by 35%.
In Scensei’s opinion, savings from simplifying analysts’ and engineers’ tasks out-weighted reductions in the Amazon bill at least by a factor of 2.