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June 11, 2011, 01:17:48 AM
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Has anyone experimented with hosing a bitcoin pool on amazon's EC2?  It seems like the perfect platform for this but I was estimating that a small pool (~300 Getworks p/s) would run the operator around $1000 US monthly.  Thoughts???
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June 11, 2011, 02:00:36 AM
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Hmm... Do I have an original idea here?  I wouldn't have expected so.
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June 11, 2011, 09:29:54 AM
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Has anyone experimented with hosing a bitcoin pool on amazon's EC2?  It seems like the perfect platform for this but I was estimating that a small pool (~300 Getworks p/s) would run the operator around $1000 US monthly.  Thoughts???
Kinda expensive? You would need to make 50 BTC just to pay for the hosting? EC2 is good if you have variable needs and the requirement of off-time not being costly. A pool runs 24/7.

http://www.kimsufi.co.uk/ - dedicated servers on the cheap (£43.99/mo or $71/mo, core i7, 24Gb RAM, 2TB HDD, 100Mbps)
http://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/ - VPS servers for starting up (£4.99/mo or 8$/mo, quad-core@0.5Ghz, 256Mb RAM, 10Gb per stack, can increase up to times 40 prices)
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June 11, 2011, 04:22:33 PM
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hosting something sensitive/valuable in distributed solution providers ?[aka rebranded as "Cloud" by MS, when they jump to this market, suddenly realising its scale, few years ago]
thats should be unreasonable.
even if you skip legal aspects[Amazon is US company. with lot of [unpleasant]consequences].
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June 11, 2011, 04:35:14 PM
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Has anyone experimented with hosing a bitcoin pool on amazon's EC2?  It seems like the perfect platform for this but I was estimating that a small pool (~300 Getworks p/s) would run the operator around $1000 US monthly.  Thoughts???
Kinda expensive? You would need to make 50 BTC just to pay for the hosting? EC2 is good if you have variable needs and the requirement of off-time not being costly. A pool runs 24/7.

http://www.kimsufi.co.uk/ - dedicated servers on the cheap (£43.99/mo or $71/mo, core i7, 24Gb RAM, 2TB HDD, 100Mbps)
http://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/ - VPS servers for starting up (£4.99/mo or 8$/mo, quad-core@0.5Ghz, 256Mb RAM, 10Gb per stack, can increase up to times 40 prices)


I was looking at the EC2 dedicated hosting because of their dynamic load balancing and resource distribution.  One of the big problems that the pools have is dealing with DDos attacks.  The way I see it if a person could mitigate attacks (and the downtime that comes with it) the word would spread quickly and could make you a big player quickly
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June 11, 2011, 05:23:46 PM
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I was looking at the EC2 dedicated hosting because of their dynamic load balancing and resource distribution.  One of the big problems that the pools have is dealing with DDos attacks.  The way I see it if a person could mitigate attacks (and the downtime that comes with it) the word would spread quickly and could make you a big player quickly
You can mitigate resource abuse in other ways, such as a round robin NS, with a pool of DNS servers, a pool of proxy frontends, smart firewalls that limit packet speeds and packet count for specific types of packets, bandwidth limitations, requests limitations, extra coding in the websites to detect abuse and dispatch abuse transparently (such as pretending to send data for a connection and dropping it without a WAIT state) and so on. Throwing more hardware is a bad arms-race, you throw in 1000$ a month, the attackers throw in 1000$ a month, you throw more, they throw more, you waste your profits, they spend less on you than the benefits they (presumably) get...
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