| ||Ask HN: I just got $100k in AWS credits, how should I use it?|
109 points by chrischen on May 14, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 156 comments |
|I got $100k in AWS Credits, with a 1-year time limit. I built a scrapy-powered image crawler that crawls over 300 art sites and finds the most popular posts with clustering algorithms and perceptual hashing (www.arthunted.com), but in the end it takes at most a few hours of a high CPU-instance per day to scrape and process (at most several dollars per day). At a year it'd barely make a dent.|
I'm looking to build something that would make a splash, that would otherwise be constrained by budget, and that would have long-term self-sustaining value after the $100k runs out.
So no arbitrage, reselling, bitcoin mining, etc.
What type of project would require high-storage or high-amounts of processing? What can I build that would only be possible with that much money in infrastructure or compute power? Preferably the monthly budget would be about $10-20k.
Also I have a 40-instance limit on EC2 (which I may be able to raise).
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