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Gartner analyst Kyle Hilgendorf has spotted something very interesting: Amazon Web Services seems to have stopped rating cloud servers based on EC2 compute units (ECUs), its proprietary metric of computing power. ECUs were an odd metric, as they were based on “... the equivalent CPU capacity of a 1.0-1.2 GHz 2007 Opteron or 2007 …

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Has the definition of 'very interesting' changed while I wasn't looking

or was this an ironic use of the term?

It would be very interesting to find out...

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Re: Has the definition of 'very interesting' changed while I wasn't looking

El Reg has moved from VIU (very interesting units) to VIU (virtually interesting units).

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Still used

Click Pricing and you'll see ECU is still used. Note that m3.medium, m1.small and t1.micro are all 1 vCPU, hardly a useful comparison!

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And, of course, there was an old coin called an ecu... and then the European Currency Unit preceded the Euro.

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How come I still see ECU on my AWS?

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A layman asks...

What makes "vCPU" any more or less meaningful than "ECU"?

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