Anyone had a go at this?
The underlying hardware available is GPU clusters (4gpu expandable to 8 per cluster):
22 GB of memory
33.5 EC2 Compute Units (2 x Intel Xeon X5570, quad-core “Nehalem” architecture)
2 x NVIDIA Tesla “Fermi” M2050 GPUs
1690 GB of instance storage
I/O Performance: Very High (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
$2.10 per hour of each running "instance".
Seems like a bit of overhead in building the AMI to begin with ... and the whole thing OS, code will be running as a java virtual machine
So don't know how much access to low-level system functions, etc. And how good are the Nvidia Tesla GPUs at hashing anyway?
Though if you did get a AMI built you could then sell it to others who want to just push the button and go.