AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

Optimizing Network Intensive Workloads on Amazon EC2 A1 Instances

This post courtesy of Ali Saidi, AWS, Principal Engineer At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced the Amazon EC2 A1 instance. The A1 instances are powered by our internally developed Arm-based AWS Graviton processors and are up to 45% less expensive than other instance types with the same number of vCPUs and DRAM. These instances are based […]

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Getting started with the A1 instance

This post courtesy of Ali Saidi, AWS, Principal Engineer At re:Invent 2018 AWS announced the Amazon EC2 A1 instance. These instances are based on the AWS Nitro System that powers all of our latest generation of instances, and are the first instance types powered by the AWS Graviton Processor. These processors feature 64-bit Arm Neoverse […]

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Running your game servers at scale for up to 90% lower compute cost

This post is contributed by Yahav Biran, Chad Schmutzer, and Jeremy Cowan, Solutions Architects at AWS Many successful video games such Fortnite: Battle Royale, Warframe, and Apex Legends use a free-to-play model, which offers players access to a portion of the game without paying. Such games are no longer low quality and require premium-like quality. […]

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Learn about hourly-replication in Server Migration Service and the ability to migrate large data volumes

This post courtesy of Shane Baldacchino, AWS Solutions Architect AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS) is an agentless service that makes it easier and faster for you to migrate thousands of on-premises workloads to AWS. AWS SMS allows you to automate, schedule, and track incremental replications of live server volumes, making it easier for you […]

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Amazon ElastiCache performance boost with Amazon EC2 M5 and R5 instances

Contributed by Ruchita Arora, Sr. Product Manager, Allen Farris, Software Dev Engineer, and Itay Maoz, Sr. Software Engineering Manager Earlier this year, Amazon EC2 introduced two exciting new instance families, M5 and R5. These instances are based on the new AWS Nitro system, a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor that aims to deliver […]

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Deploying a Burstable and Event-driven HPC Cluster on AWS Using SLURM, Part 2

Contributed by Amr Ragab, HPC Application Consultant, AWS Professional Services In part 1 of this series, you deployed the base components to create the HPC cluster. This unique deployment stands up the SLURM headnode. For every job submitted to the queue, the headnode provisions the needed compute resources to run the job, based on job […]

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Running high-scale web applications on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

NOTE: Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups now lets you mix On-Demand, Spot and RIs, as well as different instance types, as described here. In the architecture described below, the Spot Fleet component can be replaced by an EC2 Auto Scaling groups. Contributed by Ran Sheinberg, Spot Specialist Solutions Architect, and the Appnext team At re:Invent […]

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BYOL and Oversubscription

This post is courtesy of Mike Eizensmits, Senior Solutions Architect – AWS Most AWS customers have a significant Windows Server deployment and are also tied to a Microsoft licensing program. When it comes to Microsoft products, such as Windows Server and SQL Server, licensing models can easily dictate Cloud infrastructure solutions. AWS provides several options […]

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Run your Kubernetes Workloads on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances with Amazon EKS

Contributed by Madhuri Peri, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA, and Shawn OConnor, AWS Enterprise Solutions Architect Many organizations today are using containers to package source code and dependencies into lightweight, immutable artifacts that can be deployed reliably to any environment. Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source framework for automated scheduling and management of containerized workloads. In […]

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Running GPU-Accelerated Kubernetes Workloads on P3 and P2 EC2 Instances with Amazon EKS

This post contributed by Scott Malkie, AWS Solutions Architect Amazon EC2 P3 and P2 instances, featuring NVIDIA GPUs, power some of the most computationally advanced workloads today, including machine learning (ML), high performance computing (HPC), financial analytics, and video transcoding. Now Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) supports P3 and P2 instances, making […]

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