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Two Blocks Away is heading to re:Invent!

Hannah Robinson 26th July 2018
It all started with a Hackathon Hackathons are great events for improving and up-skilling people, whilst having fun, creating and innovating as a team. Two Blocks Away was an entrant to our .create() Hackathon, and it was such a fantastic concept that we’re taking it to re:Invent 2018! We were looking for something eye-catching that demonstrates […]

Cloudreachers crank up the creativity for .create(v=5.0)

Chris Schwartz 22nd May 2018
This year marked our fifth .create() hackathon, and it’s been a fiercely competitive event with a total of 7 teams battling it out. The brief was to develop something eye-catching that showcases technical ingenuity and demonstrates the power of AWS using one or more innovative technologies e.g. data engineering, IoT, AI, Machine Learning. With the prize […]

FPGAs and the Future of Parallelized Computation in the Cloud

Cloudreach Team 20th December 2017
Abstract: Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are a type of mutable hardware that can be reprogrammed and repurposed. This allows for quicker development time, time to market, and turnaround for hardware developers working on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). “The nonrecurring engineering (NRE) expense of custom ASIC design far exceeds that of FPGA-based hardware solutions”, especially […]