I have experimented with GPU based mining on AWS, but haven’t found any methods where I can get the hashrate at anywhere near a decent speed (even with using the custom GPU type EC2 instances).
So I am now looking at using an AWS EC2 instance to mine a coin on a CPU basis. Initially I will test using an on-demand EC2 instance, but would like to switch to using a spot instance (probably several spot instances), to reduce my costs.
I haven’t found any guides on this, so I am assuming that this is not popular (or profitable). Has anyone here experimented with CPU based mining?
What are some good CPU based coins to mine? I am considering Verium, Intensecoin and turtlecoin (not yet of any real value, but might be a year from now).