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EC2 for Calculations?

  1. I've never tried Amazon's EC2 before. I am tempted to use it, because every time I need to calculate something, I can fire it up and instantly have a bunch of crunching power.

    I currently use a cheap cheap VPS, but it takes a while to calculate what I need. But it is really cheap.

    All my stuff I've written is on the Windows/C#/Sql Server stack.

    Was wondering if anyone else had stuff working on VPS and migrated to EC2. Was it easy and cost-effective? Worth it?

    What sucked about it?

    At the end of the day, would you recommend me looking and trying this stuff out?