AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Amazon Web Services Pledges Training and Certifications for Veterans

Amazon pledged to offer 10,000 service members, transitioning veterans, and military spouses over $7m in Amazon Web Services (AWS) trainings. This pledge is part of Joining Forces, the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden’s initiative that works hand in hand with the public and private sectors to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have […]

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Highlights from the Nonprofit Technology Conference

A guest post by Victoria Anania, Communications and Development Coordinator, 501cTECH From March 23rd-25th, the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) held the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose, California. It’s THE technology event of the year for the nonprofit sector. With over 2,000 nonprofit attendees and supporting technology exhibitors, it’s a once a year opportunity to […]

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Remember the Alamo: A Story Bigger than Texas

Remember the Alamo? About two million annual visitors do, making the historic site the most visited tourism destination in Texas. Most know the Alamo for the 90-minute battle in 1836 that led to Texas’ independence from Mexico, but the 300-year-old Alamo has an even deeper history to tell. As the flagship tourism site for the […]

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New Transport for London Open Data Sets Available

Do you use cloud computing to help your city? The 2016 AWS City of a Cloud Innovation Challenge recognizes cities driving technology solutions to help improve citizens’ lives. Apply today to win $50,000 in AWS promotional credits. The deadline is just two weeks away on May 13th, and winners will be announced at the AWS […]

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The Evolution of High Performance Computing

A guest blog by Jeff Layton, Principal Tech, AWS Public Sector The High Performance Computing (HPC) world is evolving rapidly. New workloads, such as pattern recognition, speech, video, and text processing, speech and facial recognition, deep learning, machine learning, and genomic sequencing, are being executed on HPC systems. The main motivation behind this evolution is […]

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Villanova University Scales Website After Their Buzzer Beater Win in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Congratulations to the Villanova Wildcats for their heart-stopping win in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! Victories like that impact not just the team, but the entire institution: the students, fans, alumni, and staff. Behind the scenes, schools must ramp everything from security to IT as they work to support their team for the big game. […]

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High Performance Cloud Computing Supports Disease Prevention

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the oldest medical research institute in Australia, undertakes research across a range of areas including breast, ovarian, and blood cancers, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease, and malaria. More than 60 clinical trials based on discoveries made at the institute are underway. These include trials […]

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