[Chicago] What is cloud computing good for?

Garrett Smith g at rre.tt
Mon Aug 9 21:33:28 CEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Ed Leafe <ed at leafe.com> wrote:
> On Aug 9, 2010, at 2:51 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:
>> As for the 10K number -- was that on EC2? And did you get the number
>> of zeros right on that??
>        No, that was on their own cloud platform: Nova, which is the starting point for the OpenStack code base.
>        And yes, it was 10,000 instances! NASA deals with very large data sets, it appears. ;-)

Finally, something the US government is spending my taxes on that
that's actually pretty cool!

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