I bank on every smart phone increasing the demand for a larger and more capable cloud, but the iPhone did not create cloud computing, the web did.
Being a computing professional for nigh on 30 years, I cringe when "computing" and "computer" are used interchangeably. It also bugs me when I hear claims that Computer Science is some lofty discipline that shadows over computer engineering and professional programming or someone corrects my pronunciation of GIF, or [/.pretence]
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -- Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
TFA: The Exchange of Features, Textures and Faces - The binding problem is a fundamental issue in neuroscience. The term refers to the fact that the brain processes color, motion, and other visual features separately and in parallel, yet our perception is of a unified world, populated by coherent objects.
I've long marvelled that as I'm speeding down the freeway, a black car followed by a white car in the oncoming lane looks like a police car: a black car with a white door.
Running multiple services on one OS requires that when you must reboot a server because of an OS bug or mis-configuration all of the services are brought down... Same if it crashes or hangs. As compelling as that is I've never used a hypervisor in 30 years on 10's of thousands of servers.
I do routinely use chroot jails on thousands of servers to isolate the application from the host OS. This way I do not need to re-qualify any tools when we implement an OS patch.
Check it out: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vesta/
In 1998 my friend Bernie and I took a cruise on Holland America's MS Statendam to view the solar eclipse off the coast of Curacao. We planned to broadcast a live webcam over the internet. The ship radio charges would have been charged by the time that we kept the radio busy, not bandwidth or "connect" time. The Statendam radio man agreed to let us use the radio for free because it would have been very expensive. Twice we spent hours rehearsing, trying to call my dialup Netcom account, but I failed. We had radio problems, modem problems and ISP problems.
I understand that ham radio operators can probably lend you a lot of help. I guess you should get a license and get up to speed.
Be wary of your location when making a ship-to-shore internet connection. Some countries consider it a serious crime.