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

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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