Scoring in the Amazon Cloud

ADAPA on the Amazon Cloud uses the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) infrastructure and so ADAPA can be launched on different instance types (or virtual machines), availability zones, and regions as provided by Amazon EC2.

Availability Zones are distinct locations that are engineered to be insulated from failures in other Availability Zones. Regions consist of one or more Availability Zones, are geographically dispersed, and are located in separate geographic areas or countries. By launching an instance in a region closer to you and your customers, you insure shorter latency times.

Available Amazon Cloud Regions

US West Region (North California and Oregon)
US East Region (North Virginia)
EU (Ireland)
Asia-Pacific (Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo)
South America (Sao Paulo)

The more processing power or memory an instance has to offer, the more it costs. Currently, you can choose to launch ADAPA on the Amazon Cloud in 3 different types of virtual machines. You are only charged if an instance is running. Prices per hour (or partial hour) start at $0.99. Once you sign-up for ADAPA on the Amazon Cloud, you are able to launch ADAPA on different instances and regions concurrently by using the Amazon AWS Marketplace.

Standard Large High-CPU Extra Large High-IO 4 Extra Large
64-bit platform
4 EC2 Unit
2 Virtual Cores
7.5 GB RAM
64-bit platform
20 EC2 Unit
8 Virtual Cores
64-bit platform
35 EC2 Unit
16 Virtual Cores
60.5 GB RAM

In the Amazon Cloud, the amount of CPU that is allocated to a particular instance is expressed in terms of EC2 Compute Units. Several benchmarks and tests are used to manage the consistency and predictability of the performance of an EC2 Compute Unit. One EC2 Compute Unit provides the equivalent CPU capacity of a 1.0-1.2 GHz 2007 Opteron or 2007 Xeon processor.