[Seaside] Re: Amazon EC2
chris at funkyobjects.org
Fri Sep 8 02:23:05 UTC 2006
S3, Turk and now EC2. What a fascinating set of distributed computing
services! Do we have a new species of computer here (low-cost virtual
computer)? What a hopeful enablement for small players!
Wouldn't it be neat if, like Turk, anyone could contribute their own
computer to sell their CPU cycles for a few pennies. Does annyone know
how it works? How else can Amazon quickly procure enough hardware to
meet demand fluctuations, while still keeping prices fixed and so
reasonable, I dunno?
I think they'll still need a way to protect free services from huge
download run-ups.. Some way for downloaders to share that cost.
I'm imagining, a computer-network simulating a (super)computer, running
some AI program that, itself, running some compelling AI simulation
that has born its own "society" of objects. Put a 3d world interface
on it and the Matrix is born!
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