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Community Blog Blogs of the Week – Ep. 5, 2024

Blogs of the Week – Ep. 5, 2024

Each week, we compile the hottest and most impactful topics. Let’s take a look at the fifth episode of Blogs of the Week in 2024.

The Alibaba Cloud community strives towards making the world more digitally connected and easing your information technology challenges.

Each week, we compile the hottest and most impactful content, including trending technologies, step-by-step tutorials, knowledge from industry professionals and important figures, and best practices with Alibaba Cloud customers.

Below are the six recommended articles and series from the past weeks specially curated from Alibaba Cloud community authors:

1. GenAI Model Optimization: Guide to Fine-Tuning and Quantization

By Farruh

The field of Artificial Intelligence has evolved from being a mere buzzword to becoming an essential tool in various business and personal applications. As the demand for more efficient and task-specific AI models increases, the process of fine-tuning and quantization becomes crucial, enabling the enhancement of pre-existing models to better align with specific requirements in a more effective manner. This article is designed to take beginners through the process of fine-tuning and quantizing a language model using Python and the Hugging Face Transformers library.

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2. Migrating Compute Workload from AWS to Alibaba Cloud

By Jawad

Alibaba Cloud ECS offers a high SLA for both single and multiple instances in multiple availability zones. Alibaba Cloud's Server Migration Center (SMC) facilitates server migration from various Windows and Linux OS versions, self-managed data centers, on-premises VMs, or other cloud servers to Alibaba Cloud. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to migrate AWS EC2 instance to Alibaba Cloud ECS without service interruption.

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3. An Introduction to Using Simple Log Service to Collect Logs from an ACK Cluster

By Ohara

Logtail is a log collection agent provided by Simple Log Service. It works with multiple data sources. This article provides guidance on setting up Logtail with Simple Log Service to collect logs from an Alibaba Cloud ACK cluster using DaemonSet and Sidecar modes, each offering different levels of resource usage, ease of maintenance, and log separation granularity suitable for different application needs.

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4. Use Foreign Tables to Import CSV Files to PolarDB

This article outlines the process of importing CSV files into PolarDB for MySQL using Object Storage Service (OSS) foreign tables, including uploading the CSV to OSS, creating an OSS foreign table in PolarDB, and using this table to insert data into PolarDB.

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5. Best Practices for Ray Clusters - Ray on ACK

By Jie Zhang, Zhixin Huo and Xingji

Ray is an open-source unified framework for scaling AI and Python applications. You can quickly create a Ray cluster in a Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) cluster and integrate the Ray cluster with Simple Log Service, Managed Service for Prometheus, and ApsaraDB for Redis to optimize log management, observability, and availability. In this article, you will be able to learn how to set up a Ray cluster on Alibaba Cloud ACK, and the elastic scaling capabilities facilitated by the Ray autoscaler and ACK autoscaler.

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6. [Series] Alibaba Cloud Singapore AI Hackathon

The Alibaba Cloud Singapore AI Hackathon is an event that brings together developers and enterprises from Singapore to showcase their expertise in AI application development. The winning projects of the Alibaba Cloud Singapore AI Hackathon have been announced. Let's take a look at the outstanding projects from this competition.

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