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A New Generation of EC2 Instances for Compute-Intensive Workloads

Many AWS customers run CPU-bound, compute-intensive workloads on Amazon EC2, often using parallel processing frameworks such as Hadoop to distribute work and collect results. This includes batch data processing, analytics, high-performance scientific computing, 3D rendering, engineering, and simulation. To date these needs have been met by the existing members of our compute-optimized instance families — […]

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Coming Soon – The I2 Instance Type – High I/O Performance Via SSD

Earlier today, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels announced the upcoming I2 instance type from the main stage of AWS re:Invent! The I2 instances are optimized for high performance random I/O. They are a great fit for transactional systems and NoSQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB. The instances use 2.5 GHz intel Xeon E5-2670v2 processors with Turbo […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces – Desktop Computing in the Cloud

Once upon a time, enterprises had a straightforward way to give each employee access to a desktop computer. New employees would join the organization and receive a standard-issue desktop, preconfigured with a common set of tools and applications. This one-size-fits all model was acceptable in the early days of personal computing, but not anymore. Enterprise […]

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Store and Process Large Sequential Data Sets with EC2 Cluster Instances

To date, we haven’t been very vocal about the performance that is possible when you combine the EC2 Cluster Instances and EBS. I’d like to change that today! The EC2 Cluster Instance types (CC2, CR1, CG1, HI1, and HS1) support high-performance (10 gigabit) networking between instances and Elastic Block Storage volumes (EBS). Instances of this […]

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