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Using Cromwell with AWS Batch

Contributed by W. Lee Pang and Emil Lerch, WWPS Professional Services DNA is often referred to as the “source code of life.” All living cells contain long chains of deoxyribonucleic acid that encode instructions on how they are constructed and behave in their surroundings. Genomics is the study of the structure and function of DNA […]

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Running high-scale web applications on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Contributed by Ran Sheinberg, Spot Specialist Solutions Architect, and the Appnext team At re:Invent in 2017, AWS made some significant changes to the pricing model of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. Instead of bidding on spare capacity, you could request to run Spot Instances, and get the capacity if it’s available. One of the results of […]

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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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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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Building a GPU workstation for visual effects with AWS

Contributed by Mike Owen, Solutions Architect, AWS Thinkbox The elasticity, scalability, and cost effectiveness of the cloud value proposition is attractive to media customers. One of the key design patterns in media and entertainment (M&E) workloads is using the cloud as a content lake and bringing the underlying processes closer without having to synchronize data. […]

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Query for the latest Amazon Linux AMI IDs using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

This post is courtesy of Arend Castelein, Software Development Engineer – AWS Want a simpler way to query for the latest Amazon Linux AMI? AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store already allows for querying the latest Windows AMI. Now, support has been expanded to include the latest Amazon Linux AMI. Each Amazon Linux AMI now has […]

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Deploying a 4x4K, GPU-backed Linux desktop instance on AWS

Contributed by Amr Ragab, HPC Application Consultant, AWS Professional Services AWS currently supports many managed des­ktop delivery mechanisms. Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 both deliver managed Windows-based machine images with GPU-backed instances. However, many desktop services and applications are better served through a Linux backed instance. Given the variety of Linux distributions as well […]

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Extending Amazon Linux 2 with EPEL and Let’s Encrypt

This post courtesy of Jeff Levine Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services Amazon Linux 2 is the next generation of Amazon Linux, a Linux server operating system from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Linux 2 offers a high-performance Linux environment suitable for organizations of all sizes. It supports applications ranging from small websites to enterprise-class, […]

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New Amazon EC2 Spot pricing model: Simplified purchasing without bidding and fewer interruptions

Contributed by Deepthi Chelupati and Roshni Pary Amazon EC2 Spot Instances offer spare compute capacity in the AWS Cloud at steep discounts. Customers—including Yelp, NASA JPL, FINRA, and Autodesk—use Spot Instances to reduce costs and get faster results. Spot Instances provide acceleration, scale, and deep cost savings to big data workloads, containerized applications such as […]

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Accelerating Precision Medicine at Scale

This post courtesy of Aaron Friedman, Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner Solutions Architect, AWS and Angel Pizarro, Genomics and Life Sciences Senior Solutions Architect, AWS   Precision medicine is tailored to individuals based on quantitative signatures, including genomics, lifestyle, and environment. It is often considered to be the driving force behind the next wave of human […]

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