Amazon Web Services has rolled out a version of the Amazon EC2 cloud computing service specifically targeted at high-performance computing.
The new service, the result of user feedback, offers 10 times the network throughput of the largest current Amazon EC2 instance types. According to SearchCloudComputing.com, for $1.60 an hour Cluster Compute Instances for Amazon EC2 offers 23 GB of memory,
33.5 EC2 Compute Units, 1690 GB of instance storage, a 64-bit platform and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Amazon Web Services will also offer a larger instance service for $2.40 per hour.