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Adding the CLOUD to anything is guaranteed to make everything more awesome. Even if it is silly and pointless using a full-on commercial Content Distribution Network (CDN) for this tiny little low-traffic blog....

Backstory For background and summary writeups of all the various blog posts we have dealing with the new Amazon EC2 "compute cluster" cc1.4xlarge instance types please refer to this summary page: http://bioteam.net/2010/07/19/exploring-the-new-aws-compute-cluster-ec2-instances/? Related post We talked about the performance of the boot and ephemeral storage in this post: http://bioteam.net/2010/07/19/local-storage-performance-of-aws-cluster-compute-instances/? This post In...

Lots more data collected over the weekend as we were finally able to run bonnie++ against the local boot disk as well as single and striped versions of the ephermeral storage volumes that come along with every cc1.4xlarge instance type. Key Results: Performance of the root/boot disk...

Note Screwing around with the boot volume is part of our regular "explore around the edges" work before we get serious with how we are going to configure and orchestrate the new systems. The boot volume in this scenario does not have PV driver support and...