Commonwealth Computational Cloud for Data Driven Biology

Supporting research that connects life science with innovative big data analytics

Thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Housed at the MGHPCC, operated by the five MGHPCC Member Universities, and open to groups doing life science research or advanced development at academic institutions, research institutes, and companies in Massachusetts, allowing these entities to gain competitive advantage in a life science world where data generation rapidly outpaces capacity to analyze data.

C3DDB Objectives

  • Boost research in big-data enhanced life science research among the university partners of the MGHPCC.
  • Provide on-demand, big-data enhanced life science capabilities across the Commonwealth.
  • Proactively connect the commercial and research communities and encourage exchange of ideas and innovation in big-data enhanced life science discovery.

C3DDB Compute, Storage, and Networking Resources

The C3DDB compute cluster currently consists of 133 compute nodes with a total of 7200 cores 61 terabytes of main memory, an FDR infiniband interconnect, a 2 Pebibyte (2.24 Petabyte) Lustre file system, and a 54 Terabyte NAS.

Open to those doing life science research at a university, institute, or company in Massachusetts.

Use of the C3DDB is open to anyone conducting life science research or development at a university, research institute, or company in Massachusetts.

C3DDB News

Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level

In the face of the COVID 19 pandemic, a Massachusetts biotech startup turns to the MGHPCC for HPC resources in its hunt for existing FDA-approved drugs that might be a therapeutic candidate against the novel coronavirus.

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Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube

Dr. Saritha Nellutla is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Sciences at Bridgewater State University (BSU) in Bridgewater MA. She uses the C3DDB cluster housed at the MGHPCC in her teaching.

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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 […]

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Research projects

Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This... A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Higgs Boson Spotted in Holyoke?
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
Computing Global Change
Star Power
Engineering the Human Microbiome
Computing Social Capital
Computers Diagnosing Disease
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Collaborative projects

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Outreach & Education Projects

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