[Chicago] What is cloud computing good for?

Massimo Di Pierro mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu
Mon Aug 9 20:30:33 CEST 2010

If you are not interested in web apps (and looks like you are not) you  
may be interested in this:


On Aug 9, 2010, at 1:00 PM, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:

> The discussion about colocation and cloud servers got me to  
> wondering about
> that technology (again).  Is cloud computing useful for compute- 
> intensive
> tasks or is it designed more to address the slashdot phenomenon  
> (quickly
> increase the number of outward facing servers as needs arise)?
> Can someone point me to some white papers about cloud computing and  
> its
> uses?
> (Sorry, this is only Python-related in the sense that if clouds turn  
> out to
> be good for what I want to do I would run Python programs on them.)
> Thx,
> Skip
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