Month: October 2009

Amazon High Memory Instances Will Enable More EDA Apps to Move to the Cloud

Sometimes paradigms do shift. Amazon announced today that its Elastic Cloud Computing now supports high memory instances: High-Memory Instances Instances of this family offer large memory sizes for high throughput applications, including database and memory caching applications. High-Memory Double Extra Large Instance 34.2 GB of memory, 13 EC2 Compute Units (4 virtual cores with 3.25 …

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8 Tips for Evaluating Funding Alternatives

Many entrepreneurs planning their first software startup get stuck on funding and ownership issues. Here are some simple rules of thumb that may help you reframe an issue: Revenue, especially break even revenue, is never dilutive of your ownership. The right co-founders, while dilutive, substantially increase your chances of success: they give you a smaller …

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Time is the Limiting Resource for Bootstrappers, Not Money

I think a bootstrapper’s true scarce resource is time. Determining how to be most effective with how you spend your time is more important than spending too many cycles on trying to save nickels. As a side effect of cutting out ineffective activities you will tend to cut unnecessary expenses. “Lost wealth may be replaced …

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Growing The Pie in EDA, Part 2: As Revenue Shrinks So Does Analyst Interest

Ed Lee and I have continued our conversation about the changing media landscape for EDA and addressed some issues that are relevant to getting back to growing the pie in EDA. What follows is an excerpts from Ed’s blog “What’s PR Got To Do With It?” with some hyperlinks added to provide more context, the …

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