- Can Linode offer short-term compute or memory intensive service? e.g., If I want to consume 100 teraflops 24x7 for about a couple weeks, or maybe 10 teraflops but a terabyte of memory. (Pay-as-you-go, not monthly/yearly subscription)
- On top of that, Can I do above with my IPython notebook code, which is already setup (it uses numpy at the backend so python slowdown is not a problem), with a step-by-step process of how to make it run on Linode (without having to install python scientific stack)?
These are some of the use cases that I think are getting popular these days, and for which AWS is known for, e.g., in the areas of machine learning, 3D rendering, etc.
Their service limits start low and ratchet slowly, if they have the capacity to give.
All these features and elasticity sound nice until you get big and they don't deliver.
I don't know what an AWS TAM is but the SAs have tried and failed.
Make a new account and try to run 1000 c4.4xl in parallel for 1 hour. It won't happen.
That's not what happened the five times, but it's illustrative.
And who defines what is a need and what is a want?