The role of Amazon’s web services in revolutionizing the startup ecosystem is well illustrated by the spectacular rise of Dropbox, an online storage service. Their symbiotic relationship shows why Amazon has such a massive lead over rivals in the ever evolving business of cloud computing.
In this week’s Structure Show, we talk through all the AWS Re:Invent news; the looming era of open-source switches, and how Cycle Computing helps a scientist build the solar panels of the future.
Using Amazon’s Spot Instances well requires a mix of business and technology strategy that has fundamentally makes assessing your computing portfolio a lot like creating a balanced financial portfolio. Here’s how to make it work.
Morgridge Institute ran Cycle Computing software atop Amazon Web Services to build a cell knowledge base that, over time, could help doctors build the tissue types they need to resarch and cure disease in a petri dish.
Working with Schrödinger, which specializes in computational drug design, Cycle Computing built a 50k-core AWS cluster that screened 21 million compounds in less than three hours. The cluster enabled the company to use a much more accurate screening process than other technology.