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Yea but - can Amazon EC2 really handle this?

And if it can, what happens to the rest of using AWS? Space Agency Eyes Amazon Cloud for Star Data - The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to map the stars in our galaxy and might use Amazon's cloud computing service to crunch the data. [CIO Cloud Computing News]

40th Anniversary of the Internet

Streaming live and recorded.

The 40th Anniversary of the Internet
Oct 29, 2009

Len Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UCLA Engineering opened with comments.
(The slides went fast but here are some notes:)
- 1960 - Leichliter - ARPA guy had a vision of a Galactic Network Theory of packet networks.
- In 1908, Nikola Tesla predicted a world that very closely resembles the Internet

Happy Birthday Internet - You're 40!

It only took 3 characters to crash the first computer on the Internet. Have we gotten any better?
Watch the Video:

AWS is Driving for the Enterprise

The continuing evolution of AWS is now ready for the Enterprise - according to Dr Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon Web Services. Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud seems to be one of the main reasons enterprises are looking at AWS now. Partial solutions for security, privacy, and compliance are also emerging but need much more maturity. Even Mike Culver admits they are not using the publicly available AWS for very much since it is a legacy application.

Cloudera Desktop

At the LA Hadoop Meetup, they introduced Cloudera Desktop - A unified user interface for users and operators of Hadoop clusters.

It is a free, browser based tool that runs against a web server you install on/near your local Hadoop cluster.

- Job Browser
- Cluster Health monitor
- Job Designer
- File Browser

Some of the technologies used to create this app:
- Django Python Web framework on CherryPy Python web server

Structure 08

Structure 08 was a conference for web 2.0 computing trends sponsored by GigaOm.


I researched Qtask today. Thanks to Sanjeev for the background, demo, and discussion.

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