Rendering bigger files

Hi there, I am working on a generative art project that requires I render about 1000 4k x 4k films (~20-30 seconds each). Ive finished the rendering code but it is a little too much for my machine to handle efficiently (2017 basemodel mb pro 13 inch). It could do it if I need it to (just much much longer than I would like). Does anyone have any tips? Last resort I’m considering getting an external gpu, but would ideally like to do a cloud type situation. Is there a way I can install my rendering software (processing) on another machine and do my film production there as well?

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Cloud Storage as-a-Service (aaS)

For those w/ experience using a Cloud based data platform, (ex. AWS, GCP, SALESFORCES, AZURE, Dell Apex, HPE), what are your pain points in customizing or self-service for your business needs on these platforms? submitted by /u/There_wolf…

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CMV: AWS is possibly the worst designed software in hisotry

The sheer needless complexity of aws always gets on my nerves, but today was the final nail in the coffin. I needed to connect a new IAM profile to an EC2 instance. Sounds routine right? WRONG. After much digging, I found that I had to complete no less than 16 STEPs to finish this super basic task. If steve jobs were alive I’d think he’d quit apple and join aws just to fix this hideous affront to basic usability and inutive interfaces LOL.

Steps posted for reference:

Attach the Systems Manager instance profile to an existing instance (console)

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon EC2 console at
  2. In the navigation pane, under Instances, choose Instances.
  3. Navigate to and choose your EC2 instance from the list.
  4. In the Actions menu, choose Security, Modify IAM role.
  5. For IAM role, select the instance profile you created using the procedure in Step 4: Create an IAM instance profile for Systems Manager.
  6. Choose Apply.

For more information about attaching IAM roles to instances, choose one of the following, depending on your selected operating system type:

TURNS OUT, BEFORE #5, YOU HAVE TO DO ALL THIS -Task 2: Add permissions to a Systems Manager instance profile (console)

Depending on whether you’re creating a new role for your instance profile or adding the necessary permissions to an existing role, use one of the following procedures.

To create an instance profile for Systems Manager managed instances (console)

  1. Open the IAM console at
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Roles, and then choose Create role.
  3. Under Select type of trusted entity, choose AWS service.
  4. Immediately under Choose the service that will use this role, choose EC2, and then choose Next: Permissions.
  5. On the Attach permissions policies page, do the following:
  • Use the Search field to locate the AmazonSSMManagedInstanceCore. Select the box next to its name.
    📷The console retains your selection even if you search for other policies.
  • If you created a custom S3 bucket policy in the previous procedure, Task 1: (Optional) Create a custom policy for S3 bucket access, search for it and select the box next to its name.
  • If you plan to join instances to an Active Directory managed by AWS Directory Service, search for AmazonSSMDirectoryServiceAccess and select the box next to its name.
  • If you plan to use EventBridge or CloudWatch Logs to manage or monitor your instance, search for CloudWatchAgentServerPolicy and select the box next to its name.
  1. Choose Next: Tags.
  2. (Optional) Add one or more tag-key value pairs to organize, track, or control access for this role, and then choose Next: Review.
  3. For Role name, enter a name for your new instance profile, such as SSMInstanceProfile
    or another name that you prefer.
    NoteMake a note of the role name. You will choose this role when you create new instances that you want to manage by using Systems Manager.
  4. (Optional) For Role description, enter a description for this instance profile.
  5. Choose Create role. The system returns you to the Roles page.

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With the increasing popularity of serverless infrastructures, I was wondering if organizations will keep using provisioned Virtual Servers such as EC2?

I am following courses about AWS at a Practioner level. Then I planned to get certified in Linux through LPIC-1, but yesterday, I followed a course about Lambda from AWS, I have done a simple hands-on-labs, then, I was wondering if LAMP could be deployed on Lambda, and apparently, it’s possible. As a result, if LAMP can be deployed on Lambda, more and more organisations might want to have their websites hosted on serverless infrastructures instead of Virtual Servers.

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How can I deploy a NodeJs backend with a Javascript frontend and MongoDB/PostgreSQL to be scalable and secure?


I am a hobbyist programmer and been working on several projects for a while now. Been deploying to Heroku, AWS EC2 instances and lightsail on the free tier on both providers.

Now I am going to launch one project for production and want it to be scalable and secure.

The tech stack of mine is:

  • NestJs for backend (REST API/GraphQL).
  • NextJs/NuxtJs and sometimes React for frontend.
  • MongoDB (But in future projects might use MySQL/PostgreSQL).

What would I need?

  • I need both the frontend/backend to be scalable automatically depending on the load.
  • I need my deployment to be secure and DDoS-resilient.

Where and how should I make my deployments? Which cloud providers? Or which service that is built upon many providers? I am also a little familiar with Docker but I have no idea how Docker is known to be used for scalability, doesn’t it just spawn different containers on the same instance (EC2, VPS)?

Thanks in advance for any comments that put me on the right direction.

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Huge spanner in my plans, Is there any hope for me?

Heres the situation, I had plans to move to the Canary Islands and confirmed with my employer that its okay for me to be working abroad as long as its within the EU.

So I send all the required details, book my flights and find a place, all is good. Nope, turns out someone within the company has to leave the Canary Islands because the cloud servers for our phone systems doesn’t work from there. Unfortunately for me I’m kind of set on going to this location, and got this job as it would allow me to work from there, also, they have made it clear they have given up on the Canary Islands and its pretty much if you move there you lose your job kind of thing.

SO, what are my options, find a new job, or move without a job and likely be fucked if anything goes wrong. Not great options.

I guess I’m hoping some angel with a lot more technical knowledge than me will comment some magical solution to the cloud server issues. Looks to me that my plans are most likely completely fucked though. Any help or advice would be hugely appreciated.

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