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
Researchers at Harvard’s School of Public Health and elsewhere are using computers housed at the MGHPCC to fine-scale air pollution estimation to help guide policymakers. Continue reading Modeling the Air we Breathe
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
Reporting by Helen Hill for MGHPCC News
MGHPCC industry partner Silicon Therapeutics’ innovative research uses the Center’s facilities to host its physics-based simulation platform for advanced drug discovery and design.
Continue reading Physics-driven Drug Discovery
by Helen Hill for MGHPCC News
Designing plasma-facing components (PFCs) that can tolerate the extreme heat and particle flux exposure conditions inside a fusion reactor core is one of the major obstacles toward the practical realization of nuclear fusion. Dimitrios Maroudas, a Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, uses MGHPCC computing facilities to study plasma-surface interactions and their effects on surface morphology and near-surface structure in plasma-facing components of nuclear fusion reactors. Continue reading Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
By Helen Hill for MGHPCC News
The MGHPCC Supercloud, operated by MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center (LLSC) is a facility intended to be of particular use to people who need to transition from their desktop workstation to a high performance computing cluster in order to solve larger or more complex problems, but do not have the time to gain in-depth specialized knowledge about parallelizing application software, running batch jobs, optimizing startup times for large collections of simultaneous jobs, and other details that end users must otherwise master in a Linux cluster environment.
Continue reading The MGHPCC Supercloud
The world is in the midst of a data revolution. In response the five universities that form the MGHPCC consortium have each initiated a new data science institute, initiative or program, but how and where to store all that big data? The Northeast Storage Exchange (NESE) is a shared regional storage resource funded by the National Science Foundation which aims to do just that. Continue reading Big Data. Monster Storage: The Northeast Storage Exchange