What is an ECS Task in Prefect
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Hi Team - Is the ECS Task basically the agent listening to the work queue?
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The ECStask is used to run the flow through in an ECS cluster, i.e. it's essentially defining the actual execution environment for the flow https://prefecthq.github.io/prefect-aws/ecs/#prefect_aws.ecs.ECSTask. The Agent Serves a fundamentally different role as it's job is simply to poll for and submit work from a work-queue and propose state transitions for a flow run as it is executing the logic for which is all handled server side through the api this is a good resource to check out for agents/work queues https://discourse.prefect.io/t/agents-and-work-queues-faq/1468
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