OTOY Launching Rendering Engine On Amazon EC2

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Los Angeles-based cloud graphics company OTOY , a developer of cloud-based, game rendering engines, said Thursday that it will launch its Brigade path tracing and rendering technology to Amazon EC2.

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Amazon EC2 Beginners Workshop

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 -- Amazon EC2 Beginners Workshop. San Gabriel Valley Linux Users Group. See [link] (more

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Frameworks Round 2

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On Tuesday of this week, we kicked off a pair of EC2 instances and a pair of our i7 workstations to produce updated data. We dive right in with the EC2 JSON test results, but please read to the end where we include important notes about what has changed since last week.

Framework Benchmarks

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This is an EC2 test run on a pair of Large instances. We ran each test on EC2 and our i7 hardware. First up is plain JSON serialization on Amazon EC2 large instances. The high-performance Netty platform takes a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2.

Frameworks Round 1

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This is an EC2 test run on a pair of Large instances. We ran each test on EC2 and our i7 hardware. First up is plain JSON serialization on Amazon EC2 large instances. The high-performance Netty platform takes a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2.

Framework Benchmarks Round 7

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One particularly interesting anomaly is the dominance of Windows paired with Mongo on EC2 in the Updates test. It''s possible the Windows EC2 instance is running on a newer host than the Linux EC2 instance, but both are classified as m1.large.

Framework Benchmarks Round 10

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We retired our in-house i7-2600K hardware environment for Round 10, and we changed our Amazon EC2 environment to c3.large instances. Go remains a strong performer in the smaller-server scenario as demonstrated by our EC2 c3.large environment.

Framework Benchmarks Round 8

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On EC2, the Netty and Vert.x The maximum query and update performance for Mongo on EC2 is substantially higher than MySQL. Merry Christmas web framework performance aficionados!

Frameworks Round 4

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Onion , a C platform contributed by Coralbits is now included in the EC2 JSON serialization test and the results are extremely impressive, clocking in over 52,000 JSON responses per second.

Framework Benchmarks Round 12

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Furthermore, due to the modestly rushed nature (at least on our side) of Round 12, we elected to not capture Amazon EC2 results for this Round. Round 12 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is now available! A race against the clock.

Frameworks Round 3

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Openresty takes the lead for multiple queries on EC2. We''ve previously posted two rounds of results of benchmarking many web application platforms and frameworks. The community''s response remains strong! We have really enjoyed your comments, advice, questions, criticism, and pull requests.

Frameworks Round 6

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The results web site has been improved with test-type and hardware-type navigation, allowing you to share links to a specific results chart, such as Round 6, Fortunes on EC2.

One million HTTP RPS without load balancing is easy

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you''ll be able to see the other test types on Peak''s hardware alongside our i7 workstations and the EC2 instances we''ve tested in all previous rounds. As we and our collaborators prepare Round 9 of our Framework Benchmarks project, we had an epiphany: With high-performance software, a single modern server processes over 1 million HTTP requests per second. Five months ago, Google talked about load-balancing to achieve 1 million requests per second.

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Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

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What’s astonishing and few other than those who lived it as startups (I launched my second startup in this era) realize is how profound of an impact that rise of Amazon AWS (S3 & EC2) had on the startup market.

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CapLinked Hit By Amazon Downtime

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , which operates a software service to help companies communicate with investors, is one of the firms caught by the widespread Amazon EC2 downtime today. Many web services use Amazon's EC2 software to offload processing of operations on their web sites. CapLinked said in its blog that its site is temporarily unavailable due to Amazon's hosting service issues.

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IDrive Connects With AWS

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IDrive said its IDrive Vault software now uses Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), which helps businesses who may be required by law to store their data in the same region they conduct business in. Los Angeles-based online cloud backup provider IDrive said on Friday that it has connected its cloud-based, backup software to Amazon Web Services.

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RightScale Links Into IBM DB2

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RightScale said it will support creating, managing, and automating IBM DB2 Express-C on such services as Amazon EC2. RightScale devleops products which help in deploying applications across Amazon EC2 and other cloud computing environments. Santa Barbara-based cloud computing management software firm RightScale is linking its products into IBM DB2, one of the major enterprise database software packages, the firm said today.

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GRP Partners Backs Cloud Database Firm

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MongoLab develops a cloud-based version of the MongoDB database software, which runs on Amazon EC2 and Rackspace. Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has backed a provider of cloud-based databases, MongoLab , in its Series A funding. MongoLab said it has raised $3M in a Series A funding led by The Foundry Group, and including Baseline Ventures, GRP Partners, Freestyle Capital and Bullet Time Ventures. The lead investor on GRP's investment in MongoLab was not disclosed.

Web Framework Performance - Startup Founders Need to See These Numbers

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I was also surprised by the performance improvement on dedicated hardware as compared to EC2 instances of roughly 10x. In Web Framework Benchmarks , there are some very interesting and surprising numbers around the performance of various web frameworks.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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The focus was S3 - storage service, EC2 - their compute cloud, their queuing system, and their flexible payment system. The EC2 is very similar to having a Linux box in a colocation facility. This would seem to be a good case for us to separate off matching and making that a more scalable operation on EC2. I went to an event by Amazon on their Amazon Web Services in Santa Monica today.

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Mobicip Adds Parental Filtering for iPhone, Netbooks

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Mobicip uses Amazon.com's EC2 to power its service. Thousand Oaks-based Mobicip , a developer of web filtering products for parents, disclosed this morning that the firm has rolled out a new product targeted at parents of children with iPhones, the iPod Touch, and Netbooks.

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RightScale Links With Rails Management Provider

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RightScale's software helps companies deploy servers into cloud computing clusters such as Amazon EC2. Santa Barbara-based RightScale , a firm which develops cloud computing management software, has linked its products with New Relic, a developer of application performance management software, the firms said this week. RightScale said that its Cloud Computing Management Platform can be used with New Relic's RPM software.

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

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By the way, back then it was just Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud [EC2] and both ‘Elastic’ and ‘Cloud’ were candidate key terms. I taught a somewhat crazy course about writing and deploying a scalable website in Ruby on Rails and deploying it in EC2.

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DreamHost Readies Wider OpenStack Rollout

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OpenStack is the set of open-source software designed to allow any hosting firm to offer up similar services to Amazon EC2; the OpenStack project was originally based on technology developed by Rackspace and has since spread widely to other ISPs. Los Angeles-based web and cloud hosting provider DreamHost looks to be readying its OpenStack cloud offering, DreamCompute, for wider consumption, after showing off the service at the OpenStack Summit in Portland last week.

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Morphlabs Launches Enterprise Cloud Management Platform

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The firm said the new product allows users to use Amazon's EC2 cloud service to deliver enterprise applications over the public cloud. Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , which develops software for managing public and private cloud computing infrastructure, said this week that it has launched a new product called mCloud On-Demand.

Eucalyptus Adds Windows VM Support

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The software now supports Windows Server 2003, 2008, and Windows 7, along with VMware, Xen, and Amazon EC2 cloud computing. Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems , which develops open source, cloud management software, said today that it has launched the latest version of its Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) software with support for Windows virtual machines.

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Eucalyptus Systems Ties With newScale, rPath

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The firms said the integrated stack allows companies to create their own version of Rackspace or Amazon EC2 within their own companies. Santa Barbara-based Eucaplytus Systems , the cloud management software firm backed by New Enterprise Associates, Benchmark Capital and BV Capital, said earlier this week that it has linked up with newScale and rPath on a new private cloud platform.

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RightScale Rolls Out Grid Computing Product

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The new software connects into Amazon AWS, and its EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), SQS (Simple Queue Service), and S3 (Simple Storage Service) to coordinate grid processing. Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the venture-backed developer of cloud computing management software backed by Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures, said yesterday that it has launched a new product specifically focused on grid processing.

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Eucalpytus Tackles Enterprise Market

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The new Eucalptus software allows enterprise customers to create and manage their own cloud using those hypervisors; the Eucalyptus cloud also supports the Amazon Web Services API, so those companies can run their own, private cloud in-house with existing software built for Amazon EC2.

SmartSound Extends Online Soundtrack Service

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The firm--which made its mark originally on the PC with its title Sonicfire Pro--now also offers an online version of the software which runs on Amazon EC2 via the cloud. Northridge-based SmartSound Software , which develops an online software as well as PC-based software for creating royalty free soundtracks, said earlier this week that it has extended its service to allow users to customize and create tracks indefinitely, once purchased from the company.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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They then launched processing capabilities (EC2) and we startups suddenly didn’t need to buy production servers.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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Especially when there are things like: Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWS outage this morning. Amazon EC2 - uses it for natural language processing. Would never put a user request to an EC2 instance. A couple of the more interesting ones: Amazon EC2 Google App Engine Salesforce.com Force IBM’s Blue CloudI'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform?

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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At the time we viewed Amazon’s offering, EC2 as too nascent. Today Factual announced that it raised $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz & Index Ventures.

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Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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At the bottom end of the stack is storage (S3) and processing (EC2). This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. This version is the shorter, ADHD version.