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Workshop: Amazon Web Services
March 7, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Date: March 7, 2016
Time: 9:15am – 12:15pm
Amazon Web Services is one of a number of cloud computing services that offers “rental compute” – a way to buy compute
time as you need it. This is an increasingly common way for scientists to scale up their work, and it also has a number
of benefits for reproducibility and teaching. This tutorial will introduce people to using Amazon Web Services to run programs on a Linux computer rented through their Web interface (“EC2”). I’ll demonstrate the basic process, discuss different options and pricing schemes, and cover the use of AWS disk storage. I’ll also demonstrate S3 (Simple Storage Service) which is a way to store and distribute large files.
Attendees will need to pay their own AWS costs – it will be less than $5 total for the workshop. You will need a
reasonably modern computer and there will be some software to pre-install (but not much). This workshop is open to everyone, including graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty, and community members.