Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate themselves from common failure scenarios.
Comet on Amazon EC2
Yaakoub el-Khamra, Hyunjoo Kim, Shantenu Jha, and Manish Parashar, Exploring the Performance Fluctuations of HPC Workloads on Clouds, 2nd IEEE international conference on cloud computing technology and science (CloudCom), Indianapolis, Nov. 30-Dec.3, 2010.
Hyunjoo Kim and Manish Parashar, CometCloud: An autonomic cloud engine, Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms, Wiley, Chapter 10, pp. 275-297, Apr. 2011.
Hyunjoo Kim, Yaakoub el-Khamra, Shantenu Jha, and Manish Parashar, Exploring Adaptation to Support Dynamic Applications on Hybrid Grids-Clouds Infrastructure, 1st Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing, in conjuction with the ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC), Chicago, Illinois, June 20-25, 2010.
Hyunjoo Kim, Yaakoub el-Khamra, Shantenu Jha, and Manish Parashar, An Autonomic Approach to Integrated HPC Grid and Cloud Usage, the 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science , Oxford, UK, Dec. 2009.
Hyunjoo Kim, Manish Parashar, David J. Foran and Lin Yang, Investigating the use of cloudbursts for high-throughput medical image registration, the 10 th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (GRID2009) , Banff, Canada, Oct. 2009. (Acceptance 24%)
Hyunjoo Kim, Moustafa Abdelbaky, and Manish Parashar, CometPortal: A Portal for Online Risk Analytics Using CometCloud, the 17th International Conference on Computer Theory and Applications (ICCTA2009), Alexandria, Egypt, Oct. 2009.
Hyunjoo Kim, Shivangi Chaudhari, Manish Parashar, and Christopher Marty, Online risk analytics on the cloud, International Workshop on Cloud Computing , in conjunction with the 9 th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2009), pp. 484-489, Shanghai, China, May 2009.