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Linux daemon using Python daemon with PID file and logging

The python-daemon package ( PyPI listing , Pagure repo ) is very useful. However, I feel it has suffered a bit from sparse documentation, an...


30k-core cluster built on Amazon EC2 cloud

Ars Technica reports on a company called Cycle Computing that has built a 30k-core cluster on Amazon EC2 cloud for a client. It costs $1279 per hour to run, including fees to Amazon and Cycle Computing.

The cluster ran for about 7 hours, doing a computation for a pharmaceutical company. It had 3809 compute instances, each with 7GB RAM making 30472 cores, 26.7 TB RAM, and 2PB of disk space.

In the past, Amazon has built a virtual cluster that got onto the TOP500 list.

Pretty amazing.