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Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), yesterday announced that its AWS Batch service was now generally available.
The company stated that AWS Batch allows scientists, engineers, and developers to run hundreds of thousands upon thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. AWS Batch dynamically provides the optimal amount and type of compute resources (e.g. CPU or memory optimized instances) according to the volume and specific requirements of batch jobs submitted.
All jobs that can be executed as a command, shell script or command provided by customers in a zip file or Docker image are supported. All jobs must include the required memory and number of virtual CPUs.
The company cites several use cases that are suitable to the Batch service. These include financial services (high-performance computing, post trade analytics and fraud surveillance); life sciences, drug screening and DNA sequencing; and digital media (rendering and transcoding and simplifying complex media supply chains workflows).
AWS Batch eliminates the need to install or manage batch computing software, server clusters, or other hardware. This allows you to concentrate on solving problems and analyzing results. AWS Batch schedules, plans and executes your batch computing workloads across all AWS compute services and features such as Amazon EC2 or Spot Instances.
The service is free and users don’t have to pay anything extra. AWS resources include computing instances and Lambda functions that are used to store or run applications.
The company stated that you simply need to package your code, specify their dependencies and submit your batch job using AWS Management Console, SDKs, CLIs, or SDKs. AWS Batch allows you to specify execution parameters, job dependencies, as well as integration with a wide range of popular batch computing workflow engines, languages, and languages (e.g. Pegasus WMS and Cromwell, Luigi, and Cromwell). AWS Batch dynamically provisioned and scaled Amazon EC2 Spot Instances and Amazon EC2 instances based on your job requirements. AWS Batch offers default job queues, compute environment definitions, and other tools that allow you to quickly get started.
AWS Batch is only available in the US East region (N. Virginia).

By Delilah