The Holyoke Innovation District Design and Development Task Force holds its first meeting. Part of the task force’s mission is “To articulate the innovation-based economic development opportunities associated with the emergence of an innovation district anchored by the proposed location of a high-performance computing center in Holyoke’s Canal District.” Several members of the MGHPCC are named to the Task Force.
Holyoke, October 20, 2009 – The Governor outlines the results of the 120-day planning process at an event at Holyoke Community College and sets a 2010 groundbreaking goal. Continue reading Results of the 120-day planning process announced
Following is a joint statement by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts and Boston University on planning for a green, high-performance computing center in Holyoke, Mass.
On June 11, 2009, the presidents of MIT, University of Massachusetts and Boston University joined the governor, mayor of Holyoke and senior executives representing the CEOs of EMC, Cisco and Accenture in signing a letter of intent that committed us to work collaboratively to devise an action plan over the subsequent 120 days for development of (1) a world-class, green high performance computing center (HPCC) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, that provides advanced infrastructure for research computing, and (2) a collaborative research agenda in advanced computing and applications (including life sciences, clean energy and green computing) that would establish Massachusetts as a global leader in the development and application of a new generation of computing technologies. The HPCC would serve as a catalyst for an economic development initiative that includes an innovation district, powered by green and cost-competitive energy in Holyoke. Continue reading Joint Statement by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts and Boston University on planning for a green, high-performance computing center in Holyoke, Mass