Getting Familiar with Amazon Web Services (Cloud Computing): Reference

Key Points

What are Amazon Web Services?
  • AWS reduces time to science

  • For large and bursty neuroimaging workloads, AWS is probably cheaper than purchasing and maintaining dedicated hardware

Getting familiar with the AWS Console
  • Note that the console is organized by region

  • You can start virtual computers from the console using the EC2 service

Launching, Logging in to, and Stopping an EC2 Instance
  • AWS EC2 instances with a wide range of software can be started on demand

  • You should be familar with the AWS console

  • You should be able to start an EC2 instance

  • You should be able to find and log on to your EC2 instance

  • You should be able to stop your EC2 instance

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