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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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Bringing Datacenter-Scale Hardware-Software Co-design to the Cloud with FireSim and Amazon EC2 F1 Instances

The recent addition of Xilinx FPGAs to AWS Cloud compute offerings is one way that AWS is enabling global growth in the areas of advanced analytics, deep learning and AI. The customized F1 servers use pooled accelerators, enabling interconnectivity of up to 8 FPGAs, each one including 64 GiB DDR4 ECC protected memory, with a […]

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Automating Security Group Updates with AWS Lambda

Customers often use public endpoints to perform cross-region replication or other application layer communication to remote regions. But a common problem is how do you protect these endpoints? It can be tempting to open up the security groups to the world due to the complexity of keeping security groups in sync across regions with a […]

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