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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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The Trouble with Turbulence

Modeling Non-Equilibrium Turbulent Plasmas

Story by Helen Hill

In contrast to laminar flow, in which a fluid moves in smooth paths or layers, turbulent fluid flows are chaotic, vary in three-dimensions, and are unsteady over a wide range of scales creating an ongoing challenge for the physicists, mathematicians, and engineers seeking to understand, model, and innovate new techniques and applications involving them. Complicating modeling non-equilibrium turbulent plasmas is the range of multi-scale physics that must be included. Continue reading The Trouble with Turbulence

A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That…

Mixing nanoparticles to build organic solar cells and other ion-transporting materials.

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC

UMass Amherst chemist Dr. Dhandapani Venkataraman
Dr. Dhandapani Venkataraman

UMass Amherst chemist Dr. Dhandapani Venkataraman and his group are developing a new concept that assembles nanoparticle Lego-like building blocks (<100 nm in size) into new and innovative materials like solar cells, batteries, paints, sensors, and smart and temperature responsive materials. Along with the physical tools of synthetic chemistry the computing facilities provided by the MGHPCC are key in helping Venkataraman evaluate these new materials and their properties. Continue reading A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That…

New England’s First Experimental, Solar-Powered Data Center

“Mass Net Zero Data Center” Will Facilitate Research into Minimizing Environmental Impact of High Energy-Using Computer Centers.”

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), its member universities and the City of Holyoke launched the Mass Net Zero Data Center (MassNZ) — an experimental, solar-powered, micro data center that is the first of its kind in New England, with a ribbon cutting on Friday Feb 26 2016 at the MGHPCC facility.


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