Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Notes on running freesurfer on the Amazon Compute Cloud.
Steps to launch
Login at AWS and Enter the AWS Web Console
Select "Lauch Instance"
Choose Community AMI
Type our AMI identifier in the search field
You can choose Small or High-CPU (check the prices in AWS website), maybe you can start by using Small (US$ 0.085/h at Virginia Datacenters)
You can keep the defaults in this screen
Give a Name to your instance
Create and download a Key for accessing this machine using SSH, save the Key and chmod it to 400
Select the "quick-start-1" policy for the firewall (TCP 80 and 22 ports will be open), you can create other policies later
Launch the Instance
To ssh into the instance you can grab the info by selecting the instance in the AWS Web Console and selecting connect. I'll see a screen like this: