Playing with ECS and making a scheduler

I've been playing with making a service that runs containers via Amazon's Elastic Container Service. This evening I finally got to the point where it was time to start experimenting with schedulers and other such fun-ness. After a few quick tests, it became clear that the scheduler I'm working on might need to have more information to intelligently schedule tasks in the cluster. Let me try to illustrate what I mean Task definition: 100MB ram, less than 1 core, and »

CoreOS and Spot Instances just for funzies

Over the last year I've grown quite fond of the idea of spot instances on EC2. The idea that you can spin up a relatively large cluster for almost no money to play around with new technology and tools is amazing. I've been playing with CoreOS and the various cloud_config options for the last few hours, and I was getting sick of having to click through the EC2 console every time I wanted to spin a new cluster based »