The python-daemon package ( PyPI listing , Pagure repo ) is very useful. However, I feel it has suffered a bit from sparse documentation, an...
50k-core supercomputer on Amazon EC2
Remember this previous story about a 30k-core Amazon EC2 cluster? Well, that's been topped. ArsTechnica reports that a company called Schrödinger ran a 50k-core Amazon EC2 instance for 3 hours to work on a cancer drug research problem. The cost was about $4800/hour. Actual deployment was handled by Cycle Computing. Cycle Computing also deployed the 30k-core cluster in the previous story.