WHY HOLYOKE?

Low cost, reliable, green power

The City of Holyoke’s Gas and Electric Department provides low-cost, green power that is both accessible and reliable. More than 70% of the local power supply is provided through renewable hydroelectric generation. HG&E is also investing in solar energy generation. The close proximity of the source of power to the MGHPCC facility improves reliability and reduces load on the regional power grid.

At a national network crossroads

The Springfield/ Chicopee area lies at the crossroads of national fiber optics networks – a hub of connectivity throughout the northeast and the world.

In addition to supporting dedicated links to each of its member institutions (currently 10Gbps, and upgradeable to higher speeds), the MGHPCC houses a Northern Crossroads node that provides high bandwidth connections to dozens of other research institutions and to research networks such as Internet2.