John Goodhue is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, a data center and consortium that serves more than 20,000 researchers, students, and educators at Boston University, Harvard University, MIT, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts, and other institutions in the Northeast.
In addition to operation of an energy efficient data center, John’s interests include regional and national collaboration on infrastructure for research computing, through his work on the MGHPCC Research Education and Outreach working group, as a co-PI on the Northeast Storage Exchange and the Open Storage Network, and as a steering committee member for the Northeast Big Data Hub and the Eastern Regional Network. As Principal Investigator for the Northeast Cyberteam, he has applied particular focus to partnerships that make advanced computing more accessible researchers at small and mid-sized institutions. John’s interests also include developing the next generation of computing professionals, with emphasis on workforce diversity, through his work on the Northeast Cyberteam, the Expanding Computer Science Education Pathways Alliance. the MGHPCC internship program, Holyoke Codes, and local workforce development partnerships at the MGHPCC.
John’s industry experience spans 30 years in networking and high performance computing, including technology leadership, engineering management, and general management positions at Cisco Systems, where he led the development and marketing of Internet routers and software, and at BBN Technologies, where he led projects to develop Internet routing and High Performance Computing technologies. He has also served on the management teams for several early stage Boston-area startup companies. John holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.