Today AWS Batch introduced fair-share scheduling for AWS Batch job queues, making it easier to run different workloads in a single queue. Now, customers can determine whether to run jobs in first-in, first-out (FIFO) or determine a “fair-share” policy, which can allocate resources equally or based on admin-defined weights and priorities. With fair-share scheduling of jobs, AWS Batch will handle assigning compute among multiple users and workloads based on factors other than just whichever workload showed up first, resulting in enhanced processing efficiency and better respecting user or workload priority.

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