Thursday, November 27, 2008

Amazon EC2 and Python


Some time ago I posted a post about the Amazone Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and that Amazone and Oracle where teaming up to provide more services to the users of the EC2.

"Oracle announced that it will certify/support deployments of Oracle Database (all editions), Oracle Enterprise Linux, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Fusion Middleware to Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In fact you may transfer your existing licenses to AWS if you like."

Today I found more information about the EC2 and the way you can program Python code for it. Pete Skomoroch gave a talk on PyCon 2008 in Chicago. His talk can be found on youtube (also see the embedded video below) and you can download his presentation slides from the PyCon website here.

"Amazon EC2 may offer the possibility of high performance computing to programmers on a budget. Instead of building and maintaining a permanent Beowulf cluster, we can launch a cluster on-demand using Python and EC2. This talk will cover the basics involved in getting your own cluster running using Python, demonstrate how to run some large parallel computations using Python MPI wrappers, and show some initial results on cluster performance."



"Amazon EC2 may offer the possibility of high performance computing to programmers on a budget. Instead of building and maintaining a permanent Beowulf cluster, we can launch a cluster on-demand using Python and EC2. This talk will cover the basics involved in getting your own cluster running using Python, demonstrate how to run some large parallel computations using Python MPI wrappers, and show some initial results on cluster performance."
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