Amazon Web Services made available "Cluster Compute Instances for Amazon EC2," a new instance type specifically designed for high-performance computing (HPC) apps and other demanding network-bound applications. Customers with complex computational workloads such as tightly coupled parallel processes, or with apps sensitive to network performance, can now achieve high compute and networking performance provided by custom-built infrastructure while benefiting from the elasticity, flexibility and cost advantages of Amazon EC2."
Also, announced the availability of "AWS Import/Export for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)," with a new web service interface that enables easy management of data transfers and migrations. AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. For large data sets, AWS Import/Export is often significantly faster than Internet transfer and more cost effective than upgrading network connectivity.