Found this on Feld Thoughts . Its not really about cloud computing, but they are interested in making efficient use of computational resources, which is one of the goals of todayâ€™s â€œcloud computingâ€ as well. This magnificent video is from 1963 Timesharing: A Solution to Computer Bottlenecks where MIT Professor Fernando Corbato explains how timesharing works to MIT Science Reporter John Fitch (who has one of those magnificent deep reporter voices).
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- Other Apps
If you donâ€™t like EC2 you have an option to move your app to a new vendor. But if you donâ€™t like GAE (Google app engine) there arenâ€™t any solutions which can replace GAE easily. AppScale might change that. AppScale is an open-source implementation of the Google AppEngine (GAE) cloud computing interface from the RACELab at UC Santa Barbara. AppScale enables execution of GAE applications on virtualized cluster systems. In particular, AppScale enables users to execute GAE applications using their own clusters with greater scalability and reliability than the GAE SDK provides. Moreover, AppScale executes automatically and transparently over cloud infrastructures such as the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Eucalyptus, the open-source implementation of the AWS interfaces. The list of supported infrastructures is very impressive. However the key, in my personal opinion, would be stability and compatibility with current GAE APIs. Learn mor
- Other Apps
If you are like me, you are already following all the talks and presentations published on YouTube. But if you have not been, nothing stops you from starting now. A new â€œ Videos â€ page has been added to this blog to list the latest YouTube videos related to scalable web architectures. Videos related to scalable web architectures Please leave comments if you have a favorite online lecture/presentation which is not listed here.