Executive Director

John Goodhue

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.

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​
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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