Issue No.04 - April (2009 vol.42)
Edward Walker , University of Texas at Austin
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2009.135
IT organizations can now outsource computer hardware by leasing CPU time through cloud computing services. A proposed modeling tool can quantitatively compare the cost of leasing CPU time from these online services to that of purchasing and using a server cluster of equivalent capability.
computers and society, e-commerce, management of computing and information systems, economics, cloud computing
Edward Walker, "The Real Cost of a CPU Hour", Computer, vol.42, no. 4, pp. 35-41, April 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.135