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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 A regional partnership pairs science with street smarts to meet energy goals.

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

Oct 30 2013

LEED® Platinum Celebration

LEED Dignitaries and team members came together Tuesday October 29, 2013 at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center facility to mark MGHPCC's LEED® Platinum Certification from U.S. Green Building Council. MGHPCC is proud of being the "First Academic Research Computing Center to Receive... Read more

Oct 2 2013

Going Platinum

leed_platinum_-_gray_4 The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) has become the first university research data center to receive a LEED® Platinum certification, the highests green building ranking. The MGHPCC is also one of only 13 data centers in the country to receive a Platinum certification. Computing... Read more

Sep 27 2013

Unveiling of Historic Gearwheel

9968185715_c085af7b61 Linking Holyoke’s past and future, city officials and the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) today unveiled a gearwheel used to power a mill located on the MGHPCC site 140 years ago. The exhibit, located outside the entrance to the data center, also includes an interpretive... Read more