Amazon Web Services Research Day
Please join us for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training on February 19th from 9:30am to 12pm. This workshop is structured for all levels of AWS experience from first time users who would like to learn more about AWS service offerings and pricing models to those that are experienced users and looking to optimize their workflows and incorporate more advanced services to support their research. We will introduce AWS and take you through a step-by-step deep-dive into AWS core services such as Compute, Storage, Database and Networking. There will be an optional Hands-on-Labs session and 1x1 meeting times available during the afternoon as well.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables you to increase the speed of research and reduce time-to-results by running research and HPC workloads in the cloud and scaling to larger numbers of parallel tasks than would be practical in most on-premises environments. AWS helps by providing CPU, GPU, and FPGA servers on-demand, optimized for specific applications, and allows you to build solutions compliant with HIPAA, FISMA, FedRAMP, PCI, and more.
Research Day Agenda:
- NCSU-AWS contract overview, benefits, onboarding, and support (G. Li, A. Kotynski)
AWS 101 (9:45am-10:30am)
- Overview of AWS services
- Global infrastructure
- Instance types and sizes, storage options, IoT, and analytics
- Networking & connectivity options
- Pricing models
Questions & Answers (10:30-10:45am)
Research Use Cases (11am-12pm)
- HPC case studies
- Big Data and machine learning services
Adjourn/Break for lunch (12pm-1pm)
Optional After lunch
- AWS Hands-on-Labs/Bring your own device (e.g. launching EC2 instances, etc.) –1pm-2pm
- AWS team (Brian Beach & Peyton Biggs) available for pre-arranged 15-30 minute 1x1 Meetings (2:30pm-5pm)
* Attendees can choose to attend all or a portion of the day depending on their interest.
Open to NC State community. Registration is required.
Note: Internet2 established a NET+ AWS program managed by DLT Solutions to facilitate the adoption of AWS for its member universities. Faculty and staff can set up AWS accounts through NC State’s contract with DLT, which provides many benefits including billing discounts and egress waiver.