In the face of the COVID 19 pandemic, a Massachusetts biotech startup turns to the MGHPCC for HPC resources in its hunt for existing FDA-approved drugs that might be a therapeutic candidate against the novel coronavirus. Continue reading Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
It has long been recognized that computing, as a field, is strikingly less diverse than the users of the technology it produces, exhibiting a stubbornly enduring gender and underrepresented minority gap often referred to as “the Missing 70%.” MGHPCC partner, the NSF funded Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance, seeks to facilitate state-level systemic change to improve the quality of computing education and broaden participation in computing (BPC). ECEP’s goal is to increase the recruitment and retention of historically disenfranchised populations to K-16 computer science education through educational advocacy and policy reform. Continue reading Changing the Face of Computer Science Education One State at a Time
Modelers at UMass Lowell use MGHPCC computers to assess whether the close stellar proximity of a recently discovered Red-dwarf orbiting, Earth-like exoplanet could negatively impact its effective habitability.
Continue reading Not too hot, not too cold but still, is it just right?
Using computers housed at the MGHPCC, UMass Dartmouth graduate student develops new model to aid gravitational wave discoveries.
Continue reading Smashing Discoveries
Robert Marsland III is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Theoretical Biophysics Group at Boston University. He uses computers housed at the MGHPCC in his work hunting down the governing principles underpinning the dynamics and community ecology of microbial systems on scales from the human gut up to that of the planet itself.
Continue reading Microbiome Pattern Hunting
reporting by Helen Hill
In a new paper, MIT researcher Stephanie Dutkiewicz and collaborators use computers housed at the MGHPCC to develop theories to explain and predict how phytoplankton are distributed in the ocean.
Continue reading Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
Vijaya B. Kolachalama, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine. His area of expertise is in computational biomedicine and in particular machine learning and computer vision.
Continue reading The Computer Will See You Now
Reporting by Helen Hill for MGHPCC
Benjamin Levy is an Assistant Professor of mathematics at Fitchburg State University, Massachusetts. His research is in biological modeling with an emphasis on population and infectious disease dynamics. Working with students Ben Burnett (UMass Dartmouth) and Abigail Waters (Suffolk University), Levy is leading a project assessing threats to the Diamondback Terrapin population in North Inlet Winyah Bay, a site on the South Carolina coast, using a model he has been developing which, thanks to support from the Northeast Cyberteam he is able to run using high-performance computing resources at the MGHPCC. Continue reading Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Materials scientists at Harvard use computers at the MGHPCC to design better solid-state lithium ion batteries through advanced characterizations and simulation. Continue reading Edging Towards a Greener Future