Cloud Computing and Mobile Devices

The explosive proliferation of mobile devices — smartphones, netbooks, and tablets — presents new challenges for software development. These devices have limited screen size, limited CPU and memory resources, and most importantly, limited power; these constraints will complicate the direct migration of existing thick client desktop software products to these devices. Computationally expensive applications will […]

Time and Clock Issues in Windows-Based EC2 Instances

I’ve recently observed some anomalies in Windows-based EC2 instances that I think are worth sharing. The primary issue appears to affect the clock setting on some of the instances, but my guess is that there is an underlying hardware-dependent bug in the virtualization layer that is the cause of this issue and some other related […]