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Oct 17 2014

Excited by Photons?

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 1.51.43 PM Theoretical chemist Adam Willard (MIT) uses computers to better understand molecular level behavior of photovoltaic materials.

Aug 6 2014

Securing the Cloud

v_ran-portrait The Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS) project will use the Massachusetts Open Cloud based at MGHPCC as a testbed. Click Here to read full article
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May 22 2014

Crack Computing

image4 In this video meet seed-fund collaborators Markus Buehler (MIT) and Alain Karma (Northeastern) who use multiscale modeling to explore and test how biological materials like bone or nacre can, despite their apparent fragility, resist breakage.

Apr 1 2014

Data Sciences for the Life Sciences

us_lshc_DNAStructure_500x375_021512 Statistical, life science, and social science researchers gathered for a workshop on “Data Sciences for the Life Sciences in a High Performance Computing Environment” in February: the first formal opportunity for the researchers to learn how to effectively utilize the MGHPCC facility.

Mar 18 2014

Research Computing powers computation behind BICEP2 discovery

BICEP2 - Image courtesy: Center for Astrophysics, Harvard MGHPCC contributes to first direct evidence of cosmic inflation. Click Here to read full article
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Mar 5 2014

Toward a Smarter, Greener Grid

building a smarter, greener UMass Amherst computer scientist Prashant Shenoy and electrical and computer engineer David Irwin are leading a team of researchers focused on analyzing smart meters and other tools that could transform the way energy is utilized, monitored, and controlled in America’s buildings, which currently comprise... Read more

Feb 14 2014

January Computefest

For a fourth year, IACS and partner organizations offered skill- and knowledge-building activities for graduate and undergraduate students and the Harvard community during January. Image courtesy: http://computefest.seas.harvard.edu As part of January activities at MIT and at Harvard, two sets of classes brought students onto the MGHPCC systems to learn about computing technologies and about research areas that employ the technologies.

Jan 29 2014

Modeling Supernovae: Stars that go out with a bang

M82SN_ArrowBlock950 Supernovae have long been an object of fascination for astronomers and astrophysicists. They are the incredible explosions that take place at the end of a star's life cycle, and are among the brightest objects in the sky. Robert Fisher, a professor of astrophysics based at UMass Dartmouth, models their... Read more

Dec 16 2013

Global Change Comes to Holyoke

noname MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (JPSPGC) seeks to combine scientific research on changes to land, air, and water with innovative policy analysis to confront the global climate challenge. Underpinning their scientific research efforts are complex computer models of many... Read more

Nov 30 2013

Massachusetts students place in Supercomputing Challenge 2013

image1 Supercomputing 2013 (SC13), the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, took place in Denver CO, November 17-22, 2013. The Student Cluster Competition is a staple of SC conferences. In this real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge, teams of undergraduate... Read more