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Re: Spot Instance Market Price Spikiness: Ideas?

From: Austin Godber <no email>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 09:58:26 -0700

Bid more. Are you really that sensitive to paying an extra $6/hr a few
times a week? Isn't it worth avoiding a restart?

I have definitely noticed a high frequency of insufficient capacity
errors in us-east-1 recently.


On 9/14/10 9:39 AM, Damian Eads wrote:
> Hi,
> Has anyone else noticed spikiness in the price for spot instances
> within the past two weeks. I've been finding I'm lucky to get a 5 or
> 10 node cluster up for more than two days, and in some cases, no more
> than an hour. The market price for a c1.xlarge averages about
> $0.25/hour but can quickly rise to $0.80 for a short period (<2
> hours). Other instance types have also experienced similar spikiness
> lately.
> Do you know if there is any way to save the state of the cluster when
> a system halt signal is given by AWS?
> Just curious. Thank you in advance,
> Damian
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Damian Eads Ph.D. Candidate
> University of California Computer Science
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> Santa Cruz, CA 95064
> Research Visitor, Machine Intelligence Lab
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