Notes on eBay slide deck:
-F500 slide on advantages of elasticity. cost over time before and after image looks familiar to the abovetheclouds work we've been doing recently, paper to come soon.
-Actually, the "faux PaaS" all look somewhat familiar to our "challenges and opportunities" as well.
-Research Challenges slide is a good source for project ideas for this cloud class! PAR Lab folks are tackling the multicore via programming languages approach. I particularly liked the n-resource, m-constraint and model-driven architecture challenges.