AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

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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Running Hyper-V on Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances

This post courtesy of Siavash Irani, AWS Solutions Architect and Bryan Mareletto, AWS Technical Program Manager AWS recently announced the general availability of Amazon EC2 bare metal Instances. This post provides an overview of launching, setting up, and configuring a Hyper-V enabled host, launching a guest virtual machine (VM) within Hyper-V running on i3.metal. Walkthrough […]

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Migrating a multi-tier application from a Microsoft Hyper-V environment using AWS SMS and AWS Migration Hub

This post courtesy of Shane Baldacchino, AWS Solutions Architect Many customers ask for guidance to migrate end-to-end solutions running in their on-premises data center to AWS. This post provides an overview of moving a common blogging platform, WordPress, running on an on-premises virtualized Microsoft Hyper-V platform to AWS, including re-pointing the DNS records associated to […]

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Improving application performance and reducing costs with Amazon EBS-Optimized Instance burst capability

Contributed by Sooraj Prasannan, Senior Product Manager, Amazon Elastic Block Store In November 2017, Amazon EC2 introduced C5 compute-intensive instances and M5 general-purpose instances. In the first half of 2018, we released EC2 C5d instances and M5d instances by adding high-speed, ultra-low latency local NVMe storage to the EC2 C5 and M5 instance families. EC2 […]

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Deploy an 8K HEVC pipeline using Amazon EC2 P3 instances with AWS Batch

Contributed by Amr Ragab, HPC Application Consultant, AWS Professional Services AWS provides several managed services for file- and streaming-based media encoding options. Amazon Elastic Transcoder and AWS Elemental MediaConvert each provide several options for video/audio transcoding, optimized for various client devices. AWS Elemental Live provides online streaming-based encoding from edge camera devices. Through AWS Greengrass, edge […]

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