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Curbing Carbon on Campus

In a report released today, Harvard University details the path it took to achieving its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2016 from a 2006 baseline, inclusive of campus growth including it’s collaboration with higher education peers and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to build the “extremely energy-efficient LEED Platinum Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke.”

Read this story from the Harvard Gazette

For Bigger Data, More Storage

Research progress is increasingly impacted by the available capacity of storage to flexibly exploit vast volumes of digital information. This is a trend across all fields of research, from astrophysics to zoology. The Northeast Storage Exchange (NESE) project, supported by the National Science Foundation, will create a next-generation storage infrastructure specifically targeted at enabling new levels of collaborative research for projects regularly involving petabytes or more of information. In a recent Harvard Gazette article NESE PIs explained why scientists need the expanded storage. Continue reading For Bigger Data, More Storage

Commonwealth Awards $5 Million to UMass Amherst to Support New Data Science Collaborative

The Baker-Polito administration announces a $5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to establish the UMass Amherst Data Science/Cybersecurity Research and Education Collaborative, a public-private partnership designed to accelerate data science innovation in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts. The state capital funding will support new, advanced computing equipment to be installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke. Continue reading Commonwealth Awards $5 Million to UMass Amherst to Support New Data Science Collaborative