Issue No. 04 - April (2009 vol. 42)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2009.135
Edward Walker , University of Texas at Austin
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
E. Walker, "The Real Cost of a CPU Hour," in Computer, vol. 42, no. , pp. 35-41, 2009.