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HPC Futures

by Helen Hill for MGHPCC

Billed as “a one day exploration of ideas and planning for future computational research at Boston area universities, institutes, hospitals, libraries and companies” the HPC Futures conference, held on June 30th at the Cambridge Hyatt Regency, shone a spotlight on the uniquely rich local high performance computing landscape much of it increasingly enabled by access to MGHPCC resources. Continue reading HPC Futures

The Trickiness of Talking to Computers

by Helen Hill for MGHPCC

James Glass is a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Glass leads the Spoken Language Systems Group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL.) His research is focused on automatic speech recognition, unsupervised speech processing, and spoken language understanding. This past spring, assisted by graduate student David Harwath, Glass was the instructor for MIT’s 6.345/HST.728 Automatic Speech Recognition class but this year, for the first time, students had the option of using high performance computing resources at the MGHPCC to facilitate their work. Continue reading The Trickiness of Talking to Computers

UMass Dartmouth Hosts 3rd Annual HPC Day

UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Scientific Computing & Visualization Research (CSCVR) organized and hosted the third annual “HPC Day 2017” on May 25th. This annual event showcases on-going scientific research in Massachusetts that is enabled through high-performance computing (HPC). This year the participants came from institutions all over the state: Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern University, Tufts University, WPI, UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, Medical and even industry. Continue reading UMass Dartmouth Hosts 3rd Annual HPC Day

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