Amazon Web Services (AWS) and high-performance research computing

Thanks to a new agreement between CI and Amazon, faculty and campus departments now have access to provision affordable, high-performance research computing resources through Amazon Web Services (AWS) on an as-needed, pay-as-you-go basis, including virtual servers, storage and databases and other computing services. 

Because of our agreement, Information Technology Services (ITS)'s master AWS account and billing arrangement enables faculty & departments to create their own AWS linked accounts and facilitates management of central billing and cost-recovery by ITS.

The Computer Science program is an early adopter of the new service and has already seen a dramatic difference in reduction of processing time for their computing resources. We're glad to share in their immediate success, and excited to share this new opportunity with the CI community. 

Please visit the CI Amazon Web Services web site at for more details about AWS service and learn how to get started.

For more information, contact Peter Mosinskis, Director of IT Strategy, at 805-437-8587 or

Professional Development for CI Staff – various dates

Join us as we begin our Spring Professional Development Workshops for CI staff. Take time to strengthen your skills and wellness as you network with colleagues.

Workshop details and RSVP link are available on the flier. (PDF, 537KB)

For more information contact Rachel Linares, Professional Development Trainer/Coordinator at 805-437-8442 or

Fact Checking & Crap Detection Workshop 

Come join us on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the ITS FIT Studio (Solano Hall, Room 1201) for a discussion about teaching students to dig past the headlines and question what they read. In this session, we will discuss ways to integrate CRAP detection into your curriculum to improve students’ critical thinking in the digital era. 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

For more information contact Kristi O’Neil Gonzalez, Instructional Technologist/FIT Studio Coordinator, at 805-437-3936 or

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