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Pioneering a Return to the Pioneer Valley

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC News

The operating model for MGHPCC is as a specialized landlord for computers from the 5 partner universities. The building provides state of the art facilities to house, power, climate-control and connect, tailored to the needs of big data users on different campuses. With the ribbon cutting behind us MGHPCC is in the process of welcoming its first tenant, among them the BU IT team. Continue reading Pioneering a Return to the Pioneer Valley

MGHPCC 2013 Seed Fund Awards Announced

MGHPCC Awards $500,000 in Second Round of Seed Grants for Collaborative Research in Array of Scientific Disciplines.

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) has announced six seed-fund awards to support collaborative, cross-institutional research among MGHPCC partners. The awards span a wide array of research areas and bring together academics from the five MGHPCC universities (BU, Harvard, M.I.T, Northeastern and UMass) as well as several partners from area teaching hospitals. This year the seed-fund program was supported by the five universities and also by the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT). Together these organizations provided more than $500,000 to support seed activity proposals, with potential to grow into major new activities. Continue reading MGHPCC 2013 Seed Fund Awards Announced

Big Data, Big Computation and the Genomic Jigsaw Puzzle

The second video in our series profiling MGHPCC seed fund collaborations
by Helen Hill

The human genome is made up of 3 billion base pairs. Reading the genome from a modern, high-speed sequencer is a lot like doing a big jigsaw puzzle. Computer Scientist, Assistant Professor Yanlei Diao (UMass Amherst) is leading a multi institution collaboration to develop next-generation, on-demand big computation services for managing and processing these massive amounts of genomic information. Continue reading Big Data, Big Computation and the Genomic Jigsaw Puzzle

What is “HPC”? — MGHPCC Seed Fund 2012 Kickoff Workshop shows a wealth of examples —

The MGHPCC consortium hosted a workshop, held on September 14, 2012 at the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering at Boston University, to provide an overview and update of the MGHPCC, short talks by 2011 MGHPCC seed-fund recipients, and an overview and discussion of the 2012 seed-fund program.
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2nd Annual New England Faculty Summit on Cyber Security

Binary codeThe 2nd Annual New England Faculty Summit on Cyber Security, hosted by the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering and the Center for Reliable Information Systems at Cyber Security at Boston University, took place on June 18, at the Boston University Photonics Center. The meetings are intended to bring together leading faculty members and related researchers in New England institutions to discuss regional collaboration on cyber security research and education. Read more

Quantum Mechanics, Squishy Materials, and Extreme Photosynthesis

The first video in a new series profiling MGHPCC seed fund collaborations

by Helen Hill

The MGHPCC seed fund is allowing Alfredo Alexander Katz (Material Science, MIT) and Alán Aspuru-Guzik (Quantum Chemistry, Harvard) to combine computational techniques from materials science with computational thinking from quantum chemistry. In this video Alfredo and Alán describe more about their collaboration and the new science it is enabling. Continue reading Quantum Mechanics, Squishy Materials, and Extreme Photosynthesis

2012 Seed Fund Recipients Announced

MGHPCC is more than just a building. It is also intended as an engine for future research. To seed interest in and raise awareness of the new facility, last summer the research committee posted a call for funding proposals to the high performance computing communities of MIT, Harvard, BU, UMASS and Northeastern. After careful deliberation, the committee recently announced it’s picks. Continue reading 2012 Seed Fund Recipients Announced

Seed Fund RFP 2011

The 2011 MGHPCC Seed Fund RFP is soliciting research proposals for computer and computational science. Pre-proposals are due October 1st, 2011. A total of $500K is available with anticipated award sizes in the range of $50K – $150K. Proposals must involve investigators from two or more of Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts system. Continue reading Seed Fund RFP 2011