ANN: PiCloud's Python Platform is now open to the Public!

Ken Elkabany ken at
Mon Jul 19 21:49:40 CEST 2010

After 5 months in private beta, PiCloud, a cloud computing platform for the
Python Programming Language, is now open to the general public. PiCloud enables
Python users to leverage the power of an on-demand, high performance, and
auto scaling compute cluster with as few as two lines of code! No server
management necessary. All new users receive 5 free compute hours of
computation. You can find out more here:

Full service description:
PiCloud is a cloud computing platform that integrates into the Python
Programming Language. It enables you to leverage the compute power of Amazon
Web Services without having to manage, maintain, or configure virtual

PiCloud integrates seamlessly into your existing code base through a custom
Python library, cloud. To offload the execution of a function to the cloud,
all you must do is pass your desired function into the cloud library.
PiCloud will then run the function on its high-performance and
automatically-scaling cluster. We quickly scale our server capacity to meet
your computational needs, and only charge you for the resources you actually
consume. Getting on the cloud has never been this easy!

PiCloud improves the full cycle of software development and deployment.
Functions that are run on PiCloud have their resource usage monitored,
performance analyzed, and errors traced; we further aggregate all your
functions to give you a bird's eye view of your service. Through these
introspective capabilities, PiCloud enables you to develop faster, easier,
and smarter.

Common use cases for our platform:
* Scientific computing
* Simulations
* Video and image encoding
* Statistical analysis of data sets
* Real-time data processing
* Charts and graphs generation


Ken Elkabany
PiCloud, Inc.

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