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How to setup and run 3D Slicer on an AWS cloud server

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Project Description

How to setup and run 3D Slicer on an AWS cloud server


For this workshop, we want to set up a 3D Slicer EC2 AWS cloud instance that can be scaled based on hardware needs and can be used for deep learning. 

The EC2 Windows Cloud server instance should natively run 3D Slicer and have NVIDIA GPU and CUDA support. 

The necessary steps are documented here.

Approach and Plan

An AWS CloudFormation template was designed to install 

A mechanism how to share result data between a working group will be discussed, with the option to install a 3dviewer.net server instance or use a S3 bucket.

The speed of general system setup, up- and downscaling as well as running costs will be evaluated.

Progress and Next Steps



Fig. 1 Raspberry 4 Model B running 3D Slicer on an EC2 instance in Chromium browser

Background and References

Recommended GPU instances for deep learning purposes