Today in Cloud

Stay on Top of Enterprise Technology Trends

Get updates impacting your industry from our GigaOm Research Community
Join the Community!

Amazon Web Services took advantage of the Supercomputing ’10 conference to roll out its new GPU Instances. As I write in my post on the new service, it’s a big deal because it further validates AWS’s status as a high-performance computing platform. Why cater to such a relatively small number of users? Because AWS targets a variety of niches, for one, and also because HPC jobs require lots of resources and probably mean a decent profit per user for AWS. In unrelated news, scale-out storage has yet another big day — $25 million in funding for Coraid, and a $2.25 billion price tag for Isilon.