Eli Lilly On What’s Next In Cloud Computing – Plug Into The Cloud – InformationWeek
Eli Lilly uses Amazon Web Services and other cloud services to provide high-performance computing, as needed, to hundreds of its scientists. With AWS, Powers said, a new server can be up and running in three minutes (it used to take Eli Lilly seven and a half weeks to deploy a server internally) and a 64-node Linux cluster can be online in five minutes (compared with three months internally). “The deployment time is really what impressed us,” Powers said. “It’s just shy of instantaneous.”
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