Python PyWren Brings Easy Scientific Computing to AWS Lambda

A University of California-Berkeley researcher has found a new, and somewhat unexpected, use case for the Lambda serverless computing service from Amazon Web Services: scientific computing. At the Continuum IO’s first user conference, AnacondaCON 2017, he… Read more

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