Grant Wilson is a professor of astronomy at Umass Amherst. Wilson’s research lies at the intersection of new cameras and telescopes that operate at millimeter and submillimeter (mm/submm) wavelengths and the science enabled by them; science with the potential to shed new light on how galaxies and the stars they hold, form and evolve. Continue reading Dusty with a Chance of Star Formation→
Paul Whitford is an assistant professor of physics at Northeastern University. He uses high performance computing to study the dynamics of biological systems to understand the physical principles that govern the dynamics of cells.Continue reading Modeling Molecular Engines→
In this video Mayor Alex Morse reflects on the evolution of the area known as the Holyoke Innovation District, an area of downtown Holyoke that includes and surrounds the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing District.
Chien Wang is a senior research scientist in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT associated with MIT’s Center for Global Change Science and the Joint Program in the Science and Policy of Global Change. Wang and his group develop and use complex computer models housed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center to explore how atmospheric aerosols impact climate.Continue reading Up in the Air→
In this video meet computer architect Srini Devedas (MIT) who is using MGHPCC to meld secure architecture with secure compiler and operating system software, to protect data from the ground up.Continue reading Locking Up Computing→
In this video meet seed-fund collaborators Markus Buehler (MIT) and Alain Karma (Northeastern) who use multiscale modeling to explore and test how biological materials like bone or nacre can, despite their apparent fragility, resist breakage.Continue reading Crack Computing→
Supernovae have long been an object of fascination for astronomers and astrophysicists. They are the incredible explosions that take place at the end of a star’s life cycle, and are among the brightest objects in the sky. Robert Fisher, a professor of astrophysics based at UMass Dartmouth, models their behavior using giant computer simulations which simultaneously solve complex physics equations, together making up a detailed theoretical description of a star or star pair.
An MGHPCC seed fund award allowed Professor Pierre Lermusiaux and collaborators to develop multi-scale models of the marine environment off the New England coast designed to talk to one-another and interface with real-time observations.Continue reading Tapping into an Ocean of Data→
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→