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July 7, 2015
City of Holyoke Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Holyoke, Massachusetts, June 30, 2015 – Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse today announced the recipients of 9 scholarship awards to Holyoke Public School students, totaling $30,800, from three programs sponsored by the Massachusetts Green High Computing Center (MGHPCC) and the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Program. MGHPCC Press Release

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June 8, 2015
Studying Learning at the MGHPCC

Florence Sullivan, an associate professor in the College of Education at UMass Amherst uses microgenetic analysis (an in-depth way of analyzing the behavior of a system as it evolves) to study student creativity in technologically complex learning environments. She is particularly interested in the development of creative ideas in small groups working with constructionist technologies. […]

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April 21, 2015
Business, Education, Political Officials Eye Growth Of Innovation Economy

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Political, educational, and business leaders say the northeast is ready to grow a new economy based on science, technology, engineering, and math. Read this story at

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April 14, 2015
Girls Connect LEGO Robotics Workshop

March 28, 2015, thirty-six girls, all from Holyoke, participated in Girls Connect LEGO Robotics Workshop at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. Girls Connect is an intense one-day all-girl introduction to FIRST LEGO League. Organized by the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE), the day-long workshop was co-sponsored by Girls Inc. of Holyoke, […]

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April 14, 2015
Holyoke High School students examine Edaron Inc., Brick, computing center

"From paper to glass blowing to the region's most sophisticated computers," high school students get a taste of downtown business through visits to local Holyoke businesses including the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC.) Read this story at

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April 5, 2015
Lighting the Spark

Holyoke Codes represents a collaboration between MGHPCC,  Girls Inc. of Holyoke, Sweet and Fizzy, CAITE (Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education), and NERDs (New England Regional developers) offering free, youth workshops in coding, robotics, and technology. Young coders had a blast in March.

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March 12, 2015
Holyoke offers business training for artists

The Holyoke Creative Arts Center is working with the Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst to provide business training for artists Saturday and Sunday (March 14 and 15) at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. Read this story at  

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March 10, 2015
3rd Annual Holyoke Innovation District Meeting

The MGHPCC hosted the 3rd Annual Holyoke Innovation District Meeting on March 4, 2015, where State Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash was guest speaker. Read this story at Listen via WAMC Public Radio Watch via WGGB Ch 40 Springfield Download the HID Annual Report as a pdf

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March 2, 2015
'Small, Gritty and Green' talk to focus on Holyoke's advantages

The opportunities available to America's small post-industrial cities will be the topic of a presentation Monday night (March 2) at Holyoke's Green High Performance Computing Center. Read this story at

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January 16, 2015
The 14 Best Startup Cities in America

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center cited as a factor in making the City of Holyoke fertile ground for startups. Read this story in Popular Mechanics

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December 20, 2014
Holyoke Codes

Along with local partners NERDs (New England Regional Developers), Girls Inc. of Holyoke and the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE), the MGHPCC participated in Computer Science Education Week, December 8 – 14, 2014.

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November 4, 2014
CNS Boosts Research and Community via High Performance Computing

UMass Amherst, College of Natural Sciences blogger Steve Goodwin is excited about the kind of research that high performance computing at the MGHPCC makes possible. Read this story in the blog

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October 21, 2014
Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

MGHPCC contributes to making Holyoke a tech-friendly place according to new neighbor VertitechIT. Read this story at

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September 12, 2014
Planning for the Pioneer Valley

Pioneer Valley, Springfield, business leaders push education, access, marketing in Plan for Progress update. Read this story in the Springfield Republican.

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August 6, 2014
Viewpoint: Holyoke is the Green city of the future

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) helped make Massachusetts the fourth-greenest state for building last year... Mayor Morse and Richard F. Sullivan reflect on the greening of their city. Read this story at

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May 29, 2014
Reinventing Holyoke

Read this story by Alex Morse and Greg Bialecki in the Boston Globe. Mayor of Holyoke Alex Morse and Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development secretary Greg Bialecki reflect on efforts to revitalize Holyoke, a central component of which is the development of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center and the Holyoke Innovation District.

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May 19, 2014
2014 EBEE Awards

The Environmental Business Council of New England Announces Environmental and Energy Industry Winners of the 21st Annual EBEE Awards.

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April 10, 2014
Holyoke Gas and Electric customers could net savings from ongoing meter study involving high performance computing center

A pilot project by UMass Amherst researchers led by Professor Prashant Shanoy, using high performance computing to analyze detailed usage records from tens of thousands of smart meters installed in and around Holyoke, could help lead to lower domestic electricity costs. Read this story at

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March 5, 2014
Congressman Joe Kennedy III to host Gov. Patrick's STEM Advisory Council meeting in Holyoke, tour UMass Amherst

Kennedy is slated to host the quarterly meeting of the STEM council March 3, 2014 at the Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center on Cabot and Bigelow streets. Following the meeting, Kennedy will tour the STEM Diversity Institute at the UMass Amherst Life Science Laboratories. The STEM Diversity Institute focuses on expanding opportunities for under-represented minorities […]

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January 24, 2014
Industrial complex up for sale or lease in Holyoke’s emerging ‘Green Innovation District’

Availability for lease or sale announced of MGHPCC next door neighbor, 230,000-square-foot brick-and-beam industrial green complex at 195 Appleton Street.

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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
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