Neural Networks & Earthquakes

By Helen Hill for MGHPCC

The potential for loss of property and life, has made earthquake forecasting and prediction an active area of research for statisticians and earth scientists. While it is not currently possible to make deterministic predictions of when and where earthquakes will happen, new techniques like those recently reported by the Meade Group in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard using computers housed at the MGHPCC, bring closer the day when the behavior of a seismically active region can me modeled quickly enough to be able to provide meaningful lifesaving guidance to at risk populations. Continue reading Neural Networks & Earthquakes

HPC Day 2017

May 25, 2017
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA
9am – 6pm

Free registration, poster abstract submission and more details at:
cscvr.umassd.edu/HPCday

On May 25, UMass Dartmouth will be hosting “HPC Day 2017”  — a conference to showcase computationally intensive research by scientists from all over Massachusetts.   The conference is being organized by the UMass Dartmouth Center for Scientific Computing & Visualization Research (CSCVR), and will feature speakers from the National Science Foundation, UMass, MIT, WPI, Northeastern, Harvard, and Boston University. Continue reading HPC Day 2017

New Robotics Program for all Holyoke Public Schools eighth-grade students

Holyoke, Massachusetts – Holyoke Codes has expanded their computer science and technology workshops for students in the Holyoke Public Schools.  This year all eighth-grade students are included in the experience, engaging in robotics projects.   Last year, the program consisted of a seven-week hands-on coding experience that was available to the nearly 400, seventh-grade students in the district. “The seventh-grade students showed such engagement and ownership of their learning last year that we had to find a way to continue and expand this program,” stated Holyoke Public Schools STEM Director Tonya Claiborne. Continue reading New Robotics Program for all Holyoke Public Schools eighth-grade students

UMass Amherst boosts deep learning research with powerful new GPU cluster

AMHERST, Mass. – With a new cluster of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) now installed at the MGHPCC, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is poised to attract the nation’s next crop of top Ph.D. students and researchers in such fields as artificial intelligence, computer vision and natural language processing, says associate professor Erik Learned-Miller of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS).

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IOMICS: Precision Models to Protect the Environment, Accelerate Drug Development, and Improve Healthcare

IOMICS Corporation is an award winning analytics company based in Worcester and Cambridge Massachusetts. In April 2016, IOMICS announced the release of its FUSION Analytics Platform™, a cloud-based software system for prescriptive analytics and rapid prototyping of advanced decision models for use in chemical engineering, medical research, and clinical care. FUSION is hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) under aegis of the Commonwealth Computational Cloud for Data Driven Biology (C3DDB).

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Computer Science Educators Lead National Summit in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 100 educators, researchers, non-profit and industry leaders and government officials from 16 states and Puerto Rico recently attended a two-day summit of the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) project in Washington, D.C., organized by Rick Adrion, Renee Fall and Sarah Dunton of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS).

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Why Solar Arrays Are the Hot Trend in Energy Production

Solar power is enjoying a heyday in Massachusetts right now, as home and business owners, buoyed by state incentives, seek greener energy options, and — most visibly — as cities and towns scramble to strike deals with energy companies on large-scale photovoltaic arrays, usually on otherwise undevelopable parcels, such as landfills. The projects don’t create many jobs, but they do bring tax benefits for communities, profits for the developers, and satisfaction for anyone who values a move away from fossil fuels.

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