By Melvin Koh on Jan 28, 2009
For anyone that think that cloud computing is not real and no one really uses it seriously should think again. Here is an article on InformationWeek reporting that Eli Lilly "uses Amazon Web Services and other cloud services to provide high-performance computing, as needed, to hundreds of its scientists". The advantage of using Amazon WS is that "a new server can be up and running in three minutes... and a 64-node Linux cluster can be online in five minutes (compared with three months internally)". I'd advise everyone to take what it said with a pinch of salt, however it's still cool to know about commercial uses of AWS and what Eli Lilly is planning next.
Read the full article here.