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Massachusetts Startup Uses Supercomputing to Identify Four Promising COVID Therapeutics

Amid rising global cases and threatening variants, a major gap remains to be filled in the world’s strategy for defeating the pandemic: effective therapeutics. Now, a Massachusetts startup powered by a wide range of HPC resources – including hometown resources from the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) – has identified four promising FDA-approved drugs whose efficacy as COVID-19 therapeutics is supported by data from millions of patients. Continue reading Massachusetts Startup Uses Supercomputing to Identify Four Promising COVID Therapeutics

Changing the Face of Computer Science Education One State at a Time

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