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Deep Learning on AWS Batch

Thanks to my colleague Kiuk Chung for this great post on Deep Learning using AWS Batch. —- GPU instances naturally pair with deep learning as neural network algorithms can take advantage of their massive parallel processing power. AWS provides GPU instance families, such as g2 and p2, which allow customers to run scalable GPU workloads. You […]

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Scaling Your Desktop Application Streams with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Deepak Sury, Principal Product Manager – Amazon AppStream 2.0 Want to stream desktop applications to a web browser, without rewriting them? Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure, application streaming service. An easy way to learn what the service does is to try out the end-user experience, at no cost. In this post, I […]

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A Serverless Authentication System by Jumia

Jumia is an ecosystem of nine different companies operating in 22 different countries in Africa. Jumia employs 3000 people and serves 15 million users/month. Want to secure and centralize millions of user accounts across Africa? Shut down your servers! Jumia Group unified and centralized customer authentication on nine digital services platforms, operating in 22 (and […]

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Disabling Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on Amazon Linux

Brian Beach, Solutions Architect Customers running high performance computing (HPC) workloads on Amazon Linux occasionally ask to disable the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) that is enabled by default. In the pre-cloud world, this was usually performed by modifying the BIOS. That turned off HT Technology for all users, regardless of any possible benefits obtainable, […]

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Automating AWS Lambda Function Error Handling with AWS Step Functions

Aaron Rehaag, Senior Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services AWS Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. You can scale and modify your applications quickly by building applications from individual components, each of which performs a discrete function. You can use Step Functions to create state […]

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SAML for Your Serverless JavaScript Application: Part II

Contributors: Richard Threlkeld, Gene Ting, Stefano Buliani The full code for both scenarios—including SAM templates—can be found at the samljs-serverless-sample GitHub repository. We highly recommend you use the SAM templates in the GitHub repository to create the resources, opitonally you can manually create them. This is the second part of a two part series for […]

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SAML for Your Serverless JavaScript Application: Part I

Contributors: Richard Threlkeld, Gene Ting, Stefano Buliani The full code for this blog, including SAM templates—can be found at the samljs-serverless-sample GitHub repository. We highly recommend you use the SAM templates in the GitHub repository to create the resources, opitonally you can manually create them. Want to enable SAML federated authentication? You can use the […]

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Creating a Simple “Fetch & Run” AWS Batch Job

Dougal Ballantyne, Principal Product Manager – AWS Batch Docker enables you to create highly customized images that are used to execute your jobs. These images allow you to easily share complex applications between teams and even organizations. However, sometimes you might just need to run a script! This post details the steps to create and […]

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Automating the Creation of Consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (Part 2)

Nicolas Malaval, AWS Professional Consultant In my previous blog post, I discussed the challenge of creating Amazon EBS snapshots when you cannot turn off the instance during backup because this might exclude any data that has been cached by any applications or the operating system. I showed how you can use EC2 Systems Manager to […]

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Automating the Creation of Consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (Part 1)

Nicolas Malaval, AWS Professional Consultant If an EC2 instance is up and running, there may be applications working, like databases, with data in memory or pending I/O operations that cannot be retrieved from an Amazon EBS snapshot. If your application is unable to recover from such a state, you might lose vital data for your […]

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