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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

896 GPU cores per instance: Now available in Ireland and VPC

If you’ve been following the story of high performance computing on AWS, you’ll see that we added instances with general purpose GPUs just under two years ago. In that time customers have been using these powerful, multi-core processors for a broad range of applications which can take advantage of the massive parallel computing capabilities, from […]

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Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Marketplace

EC2 OptionsI often tell people that cloud computing is equal parts technology and business model. Amazon EC2 is a good example of this; you have three options to choose from: You can use On-Demand Instances, where you pay for compute capacity by the hour, with no upfront fees or long-term commitments. On-Demand instances are recommended […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 3, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday, September 4 I posted a new AWS Report, Michael Kellen of Sage Bionetworks. We announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk is now available in Singapore. Wednesday, September 5 We posted a new AWS case study. This study describes how Edmodo uses Amazon RDS to handle 500 database […]

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Amazon CloudFront – Cookie Support and More

I sat down with the Amazon CloudFront team last month and they told me about three important new features that will allow you to build applications that are better and faster, with the potential to save you some money as well: cookie support, price classes, and enhanced logging. Let’s take a look at each one […]

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk – Now Available in Singapore

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region. You can now use Elastic Beanstalk to deploy, manage, and scale Java, .NET, PHP, and Python applications in the following AWS regions: US East (Northern Virginia) US West (Northern California) US West (Oregon) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific (Singapore) EU (Ireland) After you […]

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The AWS Report – Michael Kellen of Sage Bionetworks

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I interviewed Michael Kellen, Director of Technology for Sage Bionetworks of Seattle. Sage is a non-profit organization devoted to biomedical research.They aim to bring open source technologies and practices to this field through their Synapse product. Synapse is an Elastic Beanstalk application. It uses Amazon S3 for […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 27, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 27 New AWS Report interview, Chris Wheeler discusses the Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). Friday, August 31 Amazon S3 now supports Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS). AWS Evangelist Joe Ziegler uploaded a new presentation, Enterprise Journey to the Cloud. New AWS Report interview, Todd Fassulo […]

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