I want to run some experiments on my laptop and on EC2. I want to choose the instance which is closest to my laptop in configuration. I have a laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz processor and 4 GB RAM. But my operating system is 32 bit so only ~2.9 GB is usable. Which one of the EC2 instance (http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/) is closest to my laptop? Memory is easy to compare apples-to-apples but I am not sure how one EC2 compute unit stack up against my P8600 processor. (On EC2 also, I would run a 32 bit OS)
From that website:
I just checked
I know that they uses Xen hypervisor, so you have VCPU of that, but I don't know how scheduler works. I checked also SuperPi benchmark:
I think that you need something between Small Instance and Large Instance, that is just Medium Instance (m1.medium), but I can't see such option in standard instances.
High-CPU Medium Instance (c1.medium) seams to be good option (especially if you require two cores), but unfortunately it has only 1.7 GB of RAM.
According to our test: A real 2.4 Ghz dual-core is close to High-CPU Medium Instance ( 2 virtual cores)
We compared the processing power with the 7zip benchmark feature.
Everything else also fits.
If CPU power is important, that is your best 32bit choice.