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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...

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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...

Just passing along the URL to a pretty informative video showing Deepak Singh's talk at a recent NYC area Hadoop World conference. The presentation contains quite a bit of bioinformatics/IT background that some readers here may already know but the Hadoop and large-scale dataset processing...

For the 2009 BioIT World Conference in Europe I was invited with short notice to give a 60 minute talk centering on practical Cloud approaches for life science organizations. The talk was not really technical in nature and had to hit a huge number of...