Instructor Guidance for AWS Educate: Services Offered


Overview


Our AWS Educate service primarily offers EC2 instances for faculty and students, but over time we've been able to offer more AWS services within the accounts we provision alongside EC2.

Critical Concepts


AWS services are first offered on a trial/provisional basis, until we gain experience and confidence in managing them.   

We support the ability to access and make use of Amazon's technologies, but we do not offer training on each individual service. (i.e. we won't be able to teach faculty how to use Sagemaker)

Individual Vs Shared


There are two fundamental types of AWS Educate accounts: individual and shared. We will help you decide which account structure is best for your course, but it's important to understand the differences between the two as an instructor.

AWS Services


Notice: outside of EC2 and S3, these services need to be explicitly requested in your EC2 request for us to give you access to them.

Service Name

Works on Shared?

Works on Individual?

Full Support?

Service Summary
Notes
EC2

✔️

✔️

✔️

Cloud Virtual Machines

Specific instance types are supported.

Additional instance types can be provisioned on a pilot basis after consultation.

Instructions --UCSD's EC2 Machines.

S3

✔️

✔️

✔️

Cloud StorageOn shared instances, students can see their classmates stored files in S3. Individual may be preferred.
Lambda

✔️

Limited

Serverless FunctionsConsultation required.
Sagemaker

✔️

✔️

Data AnalysisConsultation required. Consider using DataHub!
Sagemaker: Elastic Inference

✔️

Limited

Additional Computing Resources for SagemakerAWS Approval per each account is required.
ECS

✔️

Limited

EC2 ManagerConsultation required.
Fargate

✔️

Limited

Serverless Compute EngineConsultation required.
EKS

✔️

Limited

Cloud KubernetesConsultation required.
EMR

✔️

Limited

Big data platformConsultation required.
Sumerian

No

Create VR scenes.Currently not allowed due to the broad permissions that Sumerian requires to run.