December 1, 2021
November Publications

String theory? Cosmic voids? Tunable terahertz metasurface platforms? This month's selection of publications featuring research using the MGHPCC.

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November 22, 2021
UMass Amherst Boosts Deep Learning Research with Powerful New GPU Cluster

New GPU cluster, housed at the MGHPCC, will support artificial intelligence, computer vision and natural language processing research and education.

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November 18, 2021
URI partners with the Massachusetts Green HPC Center

As first partner outside Mass., collaboration set to advance research computing in the region

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November 15, 2021
MGHPCC Co-leads Two Birds of a Feather Sessions at SC21

Sessions, taking place at SC21 through November 19, will explore strategies to increase HPC access and collaboration.

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August 2, 2021
UMass Amherst-led Team Awarded $3M Grant to Decarbonize Computing

CarbonFirst collaboration, led by CICS Distinguished Professor Prashant Shenoy, aims for zero-carbon computing, will use MGHPCC to demonstrate concept.

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July 21, 2021
Accelerating Science from Idea to Publication with Bold National Research Platform

MGHPCC among three computing centers participating in an NSF award supporting nationwide cyberinfrastructure.

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July 20, 2021
Paper Outlines Expansion of Cyber-infrastructure Portal submission selected as Best Short Paper for Workforce Development, Training, Diversity and Education Track by PEARC21.

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July 6, 2021
Mayor Announces Recipients of MGHPCC Scholarships

Annual award to Holyoke High School students tops $75k.

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May 13, 2021
Holyoke's Utility Takes Leadership Role in Green Energy

The MGHPCC is located inHolyoke, in large part, because of the low-cost, green energy available there. Business West reports on the green credentials of their electricity supplier, HG&E.

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March 1, 2016
New England’s First Experimental, Solar-Powered Data Center

Located in the grounds of the MGHPCC, “Mass Net Zero Data Center” will facilitate research into minimizing environmental impact of high energy-using computer centers.

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January 2, 2016
Up in the Air

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 […]

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November 10, 2015
Looking Like an Alien!

Observing Saturn as an Extrasolar Planet, One Ray of Light at a Time Story by Paul A. Dalba, for MGHPCC What would Saturn, the beautiful ringed planet, look like to an alien species on a distant planet? This question is of particular interest to astronomers who study planets that exist far beyond our solar system […]

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March 31, 2015
Locking Up Computing

Designing Secure Computer Systems Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC 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.

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October 17, 2014
Excited by Photons?

Modeling electron excitation in organic photovoltaic materials Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC In this video meet theoretical chemist Adam Willard (MIT) using MGHPCC to better understand molecular level behavior of organic photovoltaic materials.

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May 22, 2014
Crack Computing

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC 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.

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January 29, 2014
Modeling Supernovae: Stars that go out with a bang

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC 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 […]

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July 22, 2013
Higgs Boson Spotted in Holyoke?

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC MGHPCC partners, BU and Harvard, recently finished a coordinated move of the LHC ATLAS "Northeast Tier 2 Center" (NET2) to MGHPCC. The move was accomplished in just 6 days from tear-down on May 6 to having the system back online, at MGHPCC, on May 12. Why the rush? Well, […]

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June 19, 2013
Tapping into an Ocean of Data

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC 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.

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November 4, 2012
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 […]

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June 26, 2012
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 […]

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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
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Collaborative projects

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Outreach & Education Projects

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