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Patrice, what you describe has been mentioned many times, so you didn't let any secret out the bag ;-) There are at least two issues. The first is that this scheme will become less and less interesting as more people use it and the prices rise as a result. The second is that if you price all servers the same, then as the price rises all your servers will be terminated at once, which may be pretty hard to recover from. It seems a lot better to use a price distribution such that they get stopped more gradually as the price rises.