Tag: aws

Building a Supercomputer in AWS: Is it even worth it ?

The fact that Cray is still around is mind boggling. You’d think that commodity hardware and network technologies have long made supercomputing affordable for anyone interested. And yet, Cray Sells One of the World’s Fastest Systems: “This, to IDC’s knowledge, is the largest supercomputer sold into the O&G […]

Finding Unused Elastic Load Balancers

AWS imposes limits on the number of Elastic LoadBalancers. Before asking for a limit increase, it is worthwhile to check if your load balancers are actually used and have healthy instances. Using excellent boto framework for Python, I built a simple script to find all ELBs where there […]

Where AWS Elastic BeanStalk Could be Better

Amazon describes their AWS Elastic BeanStalk service as follows: AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an easy-to-use service for deploying and scaling web applications and services developed with Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker on familiar servers such as Apache, Nginx, Passenger, and IIS. You can simply […]