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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.

PennyLane on Braket + Progress Toward Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing + Tensor Network Simulator

I first wrote about Amazon Braket last year and invited you to Get Started with Quantum Computing! Since that launch we have continued to push forward, and have added several important & powerful new features to Amazon Braket: August 2020 – General Availability of Amazon Braket with access to quantum computing hardware from D-Wave, IonQ, […]

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Amazon S3 Update – Strong Read-After-Write Consistency

When we launched S3 back in 2006, I discussed its virtually unlimited capacity (“…easily store any number of blocks…”), the fact that it was designed to provide 99.99% availability, and that it offered durable storage, with data transparently stored in multiple locations. Since that launch, our customers have used S3 in an amazing diverse set […]

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re:Invent 2020 – Preannouncements for Tuesday, December 1

Andy Jassy just gave you a hint about some upcoming AWS launches, and I’ll have more to say about them when they are ready. To tide you over until then, here’s a summary of what he pre-announced: Smaller AWS Outpost Form Factors – We are introducing two new sizes of AWS Outposts, suitable for locations […]

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Now in Preview – Larger & Faster io2 Block Express EBS Volumes with Higher Throughput

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes have been an essential EC2 component since they were launched in 2008. Today, you can choose between six types of HDD and SSD volumes, each designed to serve a particular use case and to deliver a specified amount of performance. Earlier this year we launched io2 volumes with 100x […]

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New EC2 M5zn Instances – Fastest Intel Xeon Scalable CPU in the Cloud

We launched the compute-intensive z1d instances in mid-2018 for customers who asked us for extremely high per-core performance and a high memory-to-core ratio to power their front-end Electronic Design Automation (EDA), actuarial, and CPU-bound relational database workloads. In order to address a complementary set of use cases, customers have asked us for an EC2 instance […]

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