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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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January 15, 2014
Six Massachusetts Cities Win Competition Focused on Cross-sector Civic Collaboration

An unusual cross-section of leaders convened at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Wednesday to celebrate the Working Cities Challenge, a community development initiative for Massachusetts’ smaller cities. At the event were state officials including the Governor, members of the philanthropic community, Fed officials, private sector leaders, and representatives of city government, nonprofits, and […]

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January 15, 2014
Boston Fed will channel $1.8m to 6 Mass. cities

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will inject $1.8 million into six struggling Massachusetts cities, among them Holyoke home of MGHPCC, as part of its first-ever effort to transform urban neighborhoods by encouraging local officials to work more creatively with businesses and nonprofit groups. Boston Globe

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December 11, 2013
Girls focus of nationwide effort to demystify computer coding

HOLYOKE — In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 9 through 15, about 50 local girls are expected to learn how to break the code of computer programming Wednesday. Read this story at the Daily Hampshire Gazette

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May 13, 2013
Donahue Institute study: Pioneer Valley business stable during recession, paths to growth now sought

The Republican

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March 25, 2013
Thanks for Giving Comes to MGHPCC

Story by Helen Hill Girls Inc. of Holyoke, a MGHPCC community partner, highlighted new strategic STEM initiatives and programming for girls at its February 28th “Thanks for Giving” Reception. The event provided friends and supporters of Girls Inc. the opportunity to interact with the girls themselves and learn more about the transformational Girls Inc. experience. […]

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February 13, 2013
Wistariahurst to present Greg Saulmon’s photos of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke

Through mid-March, Holyoke photographer and writer Greg Saulmon’s photographs of the building progress of the high performance computer center are being featured in an exhibit at Wistariahurst Museum. The Republican

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February 12, 2013
High-performance computing center, other developments help Holyoke ride wave of success

The Republican

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December 13, 2012
MGHPCC on Connecting Point

WGBY, Connecting Point interview with MGHPCC Executive Director John Goodhue…

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November 19, 2012
Holyoke marks grand opening of $165 million Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

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November 14, 2012
Green Day? An Old Mill City Leads a New Revolution in Massachusetts

New England Journal of Higher Ed

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October 29, 2012
Economic development push touted at Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s Super 60 lunch The Republican

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October 24, 2012
(Massachusetts one of) 10 most inventive states

In a CNN survey of the 10 most inventive states in the nation, the MGHPCC project gets star billing. Read more at  

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October 18, 2012
Holyoke Innovation task force vows to maximize opportunity of high performance computing center

More coverage of Wednesday’s annual meeting of the Holyoke Innovation District Task Force

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October 17, 2012
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation offers Springfield businesses ‘Tools to Grow’ loan program

State secretary of housing and economic development Gregory P. Bialecki was in Holyoke Wednesday for the Innovation Task Force Annual Meeting. The task force is making sure Holyoke takes full advantage of the $95 million Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.

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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
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Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
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