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).
Our 10 top news stories from 2016: Continue reading
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).
Lincoln Lab’s new Dell EMC petaflop-scale supercomputer, housed at the MGHPCC, has 6 times more processing power and 20 times more bandwidth than its predecessor. Continue reading
Research progress is increasingly impacted by the available capacity of storage to flexibly exploit vast volumes of digital information. This is a trend across all fields of research, from astrophysics to zoology. The Northeast Storage Exchange (NESE) project, supported by the National Science Foundation, will create a next-generation storage infrastructure specifically targeted at enabling new levels of collaborative research for projects regularly involving petabytes or more of information. In a recent Harvard Gazette article NESE PIs explained why scientists need the expanded storage. Continue reading
In experiments echoing mice behavior, researchers emulate how brains recognize specific smells. The Harvard Gazette spotlights work by professor of molecular and cellular biology Venkatesh Murthy using computer housed at the MGHPCC.
Computational Chemistry Fuels Biofuels Research
University of Massachusetts Amherst computational chemist Scott Auerbach is using the MGHPCC in research helping him understand and optimize the process of producing fuels such as gasoline from plant biomass instead of from petroleum. Continue reading
The Baker-Polito administration announces a $5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to establish the UMass Amherst Data Science/Cybersecurity Research and Education Collaborative, a public-private partnership designed to accelerate data science innovation in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts. The state capital funding will support new, advanced computing equipment to be installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke. Continue reading
Harnessing the Power of GPUs to Speed Medical Imaging
Story by Helen Hill
Researchers from Northeastern University are using computers at the MGHPCC to improve the performance of a popular medical imaging tool which estimates 3D light distribution in biological tissue using GPU technology to simultaneously simulate the paths of large numbers of independent photons. Continue reading
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