Spatial Simulations With AWS Sim Space Weaver with Rahul Thakkar

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TCP Talk - Rahul Thakkar

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TCPTalks are a different format of The Cloud Pod podcast, where instead of discussions about the latest news and events, the hosts give the stage to an expert in a specific field of cloud computing. It’s a chance to dive deeper into the technologies that are emerging, and a great place to learn more about specific interests in the field.

This Episode: Spatial Simulations With AWS Sim Space Weaver with Rahul Thakkar

As the General Manager and Director of Simulation Technologies at AWS, there is no better person to speak on the subject than Rahul Thakkar. He is at heart an inventor, which has led to several high-ranking positions, with a list of film accolades from Dreamworks that includes an Academy Award for Technical Achievement. He came to Amazon with an impressive understanding of large-scale operations.  This episode is a half-hour discussion covering spatial simulations, which are models that simulate the complex relationships between entities of different scales in different conditions. AWS SimSpace Weaver is a platform that allows users “to create expansive simulation worlds at increased levels of complexity and scale”. It replaces resource-heavy onsite solutiosn by spreading workloads across multiple instances of Amazon EC2, which handles the computing, memory, and storage requirements. Thakkar talked about how Amazon is relying on their consumers to dictate the platform’s uses, so they can use that for further advancement. Rahul discusses the possible application of such technology, and how different companies can leverage it for different possibilities. The implications of global entities like tech and retail companies becomes more apparent as Thakkar discusses companies’ ‘metaverse”, which is the many and varied ways that businesses interact with their consumers. He also covered the initial perception of the fairly new technology, but added that many industries have shown interest in its application, including smart cities, global supply chains, real-world economics, and government.