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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.

AWS DeepRacer – Go Hands-On with Reinforcement Learning at re:Invent

Reinforcement Learning is a type of machine learning that works when an “agent” is allowed to act on a trial-and-error basis within an interactive environment, using feedback from those actions to learn over time in order to reach a predetermined goal or to maximize some type of score or reward. This stands in contrast to […]

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New – Amazon FSx for Lustre

A pebibyte (PiB – 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes) is an impressive amount of data, slightly less than half of the estimated memory capacity of a human brain. Data lakes, High-Performance Computing (HPC), and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) applications traditionally work at this scale, as do more recent data-intensive applications such as Machine Learning and media processing. Amazon […]

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New – Amazon FSx for Windows File Server – Fast, Fully Managed, and Secure

Organizations that want to run Windows applications on the cloud are commonly looking for network file storage that’s fully compatible with their applications and their Windows environments. For example, enterprises use Active Directory for identification and Windows Access Control Lists for fine-grained control over access to folders and files, and their applications typically rely on […]

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AWS Ground Station – Ingest and Process Data from Orbiting Satellites

Did you know that there are currently thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth? I certainly did not, and would have guessed a few hundred at most. Today, high school and college students design, fabricate, and launch nano-, pico-, and even femto-satellites such as CubeSats, PocketQubes, and SunCubes. On the commercial side, organizations of any size […]

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Monday Night Live re:Invent 2018

AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Monday Night Live

As promised in Welcome to AWS re:Invent 2018, here’s a summary of the launches, previews, and pre-announcements from Monday Night Live! Launches Here are detailed blog posts & whats new pages for tonight’s launches: AWS Global Accelerator for Availability and Performance. Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture. C5n Instances with 100 […]

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Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing

One of my favorite Amazon Leadership Principles is Customer Obsession. When we launched , we focused on giving developers a secure experience so that they could avoid managing infrastructure. In order to attain the desired level of isolation we used dedicated EC2 instances for each customer. This approach allowed us to meet our security goals […]

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New C5n Instances with 100 Gbps Networking

We launched the powerful, compute-intensive C5 instances last year, and followed up with the C5d instances earlier this year with the addition of local NVMe storage. Both instances are built on the AWS Nitro system and are powered by AWS-custom 3.0 Ghz Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8000 series processors. They are designed for compute-heavy applications such […]

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New – EC2 Instances (A1) Powered by Arm-Based AWS Graviton Processors

Earlier this year I told you about the AWS Nitro System and promised you that it would allow us to “deliver new instance types more quickly than ever in the months to come.” Since I made that promise we have launched memory-intensive R5 and R5d instances, high frequency z1d instances, burstable T3 instances, high memory […]

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New – Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture

It is safe to say that is one of the most useful and central features of AWS. Our customers configure their VPCs in a wide variety of ways, and take advantage of numerous connectivity options and gateways including (via Direct Connect Gateways), NAT Gateways, Internet Gateways, Egress-Only Internet Gateways, VPC Peering, AWS Managed VPN Connections, […]

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