Getting started with Amazon EC2

Short version:

  • go to, log in, then “EC2” (upper left);
  • select “Launch instance”;
  • select “Ubuntu 14.04” from the list;
  • select “m3.xlarge” from the list (towards bottom of “General purpose”);
  • click “Review and launch”
  • select “Launch”;
  • if your first time through, create a key pair; otherwise select existing;
  • click “launch instance”

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