Nice. Well, whoever builds a supercomputer that uses Radeon's instead of Teslas will probably see a surge of new users. 120MH/s is not much for 2 highly expensive Teslas. I am pulling 380Mh/s with my Radeon 6000 series on my home computer.
so true. I imagine if Amazon ever offers Radeon clusters, there will be a lot of interested users.
I don't think they could offer them at anywhere near a profitable mining price.
Even a GPU Spot Instance right now is 0.665/hour = $479/month. I doubt they would cut that price too much for a Radeon version. Even at Medium CPU Instance 0.054 that's $39/month.
Since Amazon is geared up for investing in infrastructure they would be better to invest in FPGA clusters of 100+ per CPU and then offer Virtual Mining contracts per hour. But since they could just collect the coin themselves why bother? Maybe their smartest move would be sticking Radeons in all their unused resources and mine when not in use. But I doubt they would ever do that.
But since they could just collect the coin themselves why bother?
I don't think so. A lumber company's main business is harvesting wood, not making furniture, although there's a handsome mark-up on furniture, it's just not their forte. Amazon can easily set this up at a price point that would make a miner consider the option. As for a speculative miner, the option would be a no-brainer. A slight lost at the onset, but hold until the exchange rate surpasses the break even point or beyond.