Posted On: May 1, 2023

Today, we are excited to announce AWS SimSpace Weaver Snapshots, a new feature that allows SimSpace Weaver developers to save the state of their simulations at a specific point in time.

SimSpace Weaver is a fully managed compute service that helps customers deploy large spatial simulations in the cloud. With SimSpace Weaver, developers can create seamless virtual worlds with millions of objects that can interact with each another in real time without ever worrying about managing the back-end infrastructure. 

Taking a snapshot in SimSpace Weaver is similar to taking a snapshot of a database. Snapshots save the data for every entity in the simulation to a snapshot file that is uploaded and stored in Amazon S3. To pick up where the simulation left off, provide the S3 URI of the snapshot in the Start Simulation API to launch a new simulation using that snapshot. Snapshots can be used for backup and restore purposes to preserve the progress of your long-running simulations or used to launch various branching simulation scenarios from a specific point in time. Snapshots can be created from the AWS Management Console, via the AWS CLI, or directly from SimSpace Weaver applications.

Snapshots are now generally available in all SimSpace Weaver regions including US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (Stockholm).

To learn more and get started, read about snapshots in our user guide.