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The estimated rate of work requests expected during a time period at a first block storage device, implemented at a particular server of a storage service, exceeds a provisioned rate of the first device. At a client-side component of the storage service, a different storage server is identified, at which the rate of work requests directed during the time period to a second block storage device is anticipated to be less than the provisioned rate of the second device. At least one admission control parameter of the first device is modified to enable the first storage server to accept work requests at a rate that exceeds the provisioned rate of the first device.


A computing system providing virtual computing services may generate and manage remote computing sessions between client devices and virtual desktop instances (workspaces) hosted on the service providers network. The system may implement a virtual private cloud for a workspaces service that extends out to gateway components in multiple, geographically distributed point of presence (POP) locations. In response to a client request for a virtual desktop session, the service may configure a virtual computing resource instance for the session and establish a secure, reliable, low latency communication channel (over a virtual private network) between the resource instance and a gateway component at a POP location near the client for communication of a two-way interactive video stream for the session. The availability zone containing the POP location may be different than one hosting the resource instance for the session. Client devices may connect to the gateway component over a public network.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2017-01-27

A mobile drive unit including a docking head assembly is provided. The docking head assembly is configured with a set of actuator assemblies to lift an holder structure and tilt the holder structure in at least one direction. The direction of tilt and an associated angle may be determined based on a location of a center of gravity of the holder structure relative to the mobile drive unit. The direction of tilt and the associated angle may also be determined based on information describing external forces acting on the holder structure.


An electrowetting display device includes a base substrate, a hydrophobic layer disposed on the base substrate and including at least about 49 atomic percent (at %) of fluorine atoms in a surface thereof, a wall disposed on the base substrate which partitions a pixel area, and an electrowetting layer that includes a first fluid and a second fluid, which are disposed in the pixel area and are immiscible with each other. The second fluid has an electrical conductivity or a polarity. The electrowetting display device further includes an electronic device is configured to apply an electric field to the electrowetting layer to control the electrowetting layer.


This disclosure describes a configuration of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) landing gear assembly that includes adjustable landing gear extension that may be extended or contracted so that the body of the UAV is contained in a horizontal plane when the UAV is landed, even on sloping surfaces. For example, when a UAV is landing, the slope of the surface may be determined and the landing gear extensions adjusted based on the slope so that the body of the UAV remains approximately horizontal when the UAV lands and is supported by the landing gear extensions.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2017-01-30

Aspects of expanded icon navigation are described. In one example, the hierarchical structure of a network site accessible over a computer network is indexed to generate an indexed zone hierarchy of the network site. Access across the indexed zone hierarchy of the network site is monitored to assemble a collection of accessed resources on the network site. A resource at the network site is registered as a marked resource, and a marked resource anchor associated with the marked resource is generated. A number of branches of the marked resource anchor are them populated for the network site based on the indexed zone hierarchy of the network site, the marked resource, and the collection of accessed resources.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2017-01-30

System and methods for managing versions of partition maps in a distributed data store are disclosed. A relational database may use partition maps to indicate the location of data in a particular partition, or in a replica thereof. These partition maps may be versioned using a two-stage mechanism in which partition map updates are communicated to all nodes, or to affected nodes only, and in which operation may continue without waiting for acknowledgment of their application to each node. The system may handle minor partition changes differently than major partition changes. For example, if a replica of a partition is promoted to be a primary copy due to hardware or network failures, partition map changes may only be propagated to nodes in the same replica group. For major partition changes (e.g., splits, moves, mergers, added partitions, or size change), a new partition map may be made available to all nodes.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2017-01-31

Disclosed are various embodiments for synchronizing application state information across devices. More specifically, embodiments of the disclosure are related to facilitating idempotency of application state information. Idempotency is maintained by using a timestamp embedded within application state information and/or by determining that the application state information is associated with an accumulating value.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2017-01-30

Methods and apparatus for datacenter power management optimization are disclosed. Metrics, including workload data, thermal measurements and the like are collected from numerous endpoints within a datacenter. System profiles of a plurality of servers, and application workload profiles for various workloads, are stored. Based on analysis of collected metrics, power optimization operations comprising either workload scheduling operations, power configuration change operations, or both, are initiated.


Features are disclosed for automatically identifying a speaker. Artifacts of automatic speech recognition (ASR) and/or other automatically determined information may be processed against individual user profiles or models. Scores may be determined reflecting the likelihood that individual users made an utterance. The scores can be based on, e.g., individual components of Gaussian mixture models (GMMs) that score best for frames of audio data of an utterance. A user associated with the highest likelihood score for a particular utterance can be identified as the speaker of the utterance. Information regarding the identified user can be provided to components of a spoken language processing system, separate applications, etc.

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