New – EC2 P3dn GPU Instances with 100 Gbps Networking & Local NVMe Storage for Faster Machine Learning + P3 Price Reduction

Late last year I told you about Amazon EC2 P3 instances and also spent some time discussing the concept of the Tensor Core, a specialized compute unit that is designed to accelerate machine learning training and inferencing for large, deep neural networks. Our customers love P3 instances and are using them to run a wide Read more about New – EC2 P3dn GPU Instances with 100 Gbps Networking & Local NVMe Storage for Faster Machine Learning + P3 Price Reduction[…]

New – AWS Well-Architected Tool – Review Workloads Against Best Practices

Back in 2015 we launched the AWS Well-Architected Framework and I asked Are You Well-Architected? The framework includes five pillars that encapsulate a set of core strategies and best practices for architecting systems in the cloud: Operational Excellence – Running and managing systems to deliver business value. Security – Protecting information and systems. Reliability – Read more about New – AWS Well-Architected Tool – Review Workloads Against Best Practices[…]

New – Compute, Database, Messaging, Analytics, and Machine Learning Integration for AWS Step Functions

AWS Step Functions is a fully managed workflow service for application developers. You can think & work at a high level, connecting and coordinating activities in a reliable and repeatable way, while keeping your business logic separate from your workflow logic. After you design and test your workflows (which we call state machines), you can Read more about New – Compute, Database, Messaging, Analytics, and Machine Learning Integration for AWS Step Functions[…]

AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Andy Jassy Keynote

As promised in Welcome to AWS re:Invent 2018, here’s a summary of the launches, previews, and pre-announcements from Andy Jassy’s keynote. I have included links to allow you to sign up for previews, as appropriate. (photo from AWS Community Hero Eric Hammond) Launches Here are the blog posts that we wrote for today’s launches: Amazon Read more about AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Andy Jassy Keynote[…]

Amazon SageMaker Neo – Train Your Machine Learning Models Once, Run Them Anywhere

Machine learning (ML) is split in two distinct phases: training and inference. Training deals with building the model, i.e. running a ML algorithm on a dataset in order to identify meaningful patterns. This often requires large amounts of storage and computing power, making the cloud a natural place to train ML jobs with services such Read more about Amazon SageMaker Neo – Train Your Machine Learning Models Once, Run Them Anywhere[…]

Amazon Personalize – Real-Time Personalization and Recommendation for Everyone

Machine learning definitely offers a wide range of exciting topics to work on, but there’s nothing quite like personalization and recommendation. At first glance, matching users to items that they may like sounds like a simple problem. However, the task of developing an efficient recommender system is challenging. Years ago, Netflix even ran a movie Read more about Amazon Personalize – Real-Time Personalization and Recommendation for Everyone[…]

AWS DeepRacer – Go Hands-On with Reinforcement Learning at re:Invent

Reinforcement Learning is a type of machine learning that works when an “agent” is allowed to act on a trial-and-error basis within an interactive environment, using feedback from those actions to learn over time in order to reach a predetermined goal or to maximize some type of score or reward. This stands in contrast to Read more about AWS DeepRacer – Go Hands-On with Reinforcement Learning at re:Invent[…]

AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Monday Night Live

As promised in Welcome to AWS re:Invent 2018, here’s a summary of the launches, previews, and pre-announcements from Monday Night Live! Launches Here are detailed blog posts & whats new pages for tonight’s launches: AWS Global Accelerator for Availability and Performance. Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture. C5n Instances with 100 Read more about AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Monday Night Live[…]

Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing

One of my favorite Amazon Leadership Principles is Customer Obsession. When we launched AWS Lambda, we focused on giving developers a secure serverless experience so that they could avoid managing infrastructure. In order to attain the desired level of isolation we used dedicated EC2 instances for each customer. This approach allowed us to meet our Read more about Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing[…]

New C5n Instances with 100 Gbps Networking

We launched the powerful, compute-intensive C5 instances last year, and followed up with the C5d instances earlier this year with the addition of local NVMe storage. Both instances are built on the AWS Nitro system and are powered by AWS-custom 3.0 Ghz Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8000 series processors. They are designed for compute-heavy applications such Read more about New C5n Instances with 100 Gbps Networking[…]