The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is a data center dedicated to supporting the growing research computing needs of five of the most research-intensive universities in Massachusetts: Boston University (BU), Harvard University, MIT, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts (UMass). MGHPCC resources will be also available to other research institutions.

Completed in November 2012, the ~90, 000 square foot, 10 MegaWatt facility, is located on an 8.6 acre former industrial site just a few blocks from City Hall in Holyoke, MA.

With an additional 5MW available for other functions such as cooling and lighting, the machine room currently contains the infrastructure needed to house 10, 000 high-end computers used in support of computationally intensive research.

Why Green?

What’s so green about MGHPCC? more

What is HPC?

Just what is high performance computing (HPC)? more

Why Holyoke?

Low cost, reliable, green power at a national network crossroads more

More frequently asked questions…

Who paid for it? How much did it cost? Who can use it? more