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September 19, 2017
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale

by Helen Hill for MGHPCC Zlatan Aksamija, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, uses computers at the MGHPCC to carry out nanomolecular materials modeling experiments exploring the thermoelectric behavior of materials for use in energy applications.

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March 2, 2017
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC Mark Veyette is a PhD student at Boston University studying Astronomy. His research focuses on characterizing low mass stars and the exoplanets that orbit them. In particular, he studies the composition of M dwarf stars and how that relates to the types of planets that form around them.

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December 20, 2016
IOMICS: Precision Models to Protect the Environment, Accelerate Drug Development, and Improve Healthcare

IOMICS Corporation is an award winning analytics company based in Worcester and Cambridge Massachusetts. In April 2016, IOMICS announced the release of its FUSION Analytics Platform™, a cloud-based software system for prescriptive analytics and rapid prototyping of advanced decision models for use in chemical engineering, medical research, and clinical care. FUSION is hosted at the […]

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December 13, 2016
Hacking and Cybersecurity with Girls Inc. Eureka! at the MGHPCC

Holyoke Codes presented a workshop about secret codes and cryptography to thirty-six high school girls on December 10, 2016, to cap their Computer Science Education Week offerings.

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October 18, 2016
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors

In experiments echoing mice behavior, researchers emulate how brains recognize specific smells. The Harvard Gazette spotlights work  by professor of molecular and cellular biology  Venkatesh Murthy using computer housed at the MGHPCC.

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September 20, 2016
Grass to Gas

Computational Chemistry Fuels Biofuels Research University of Massachusetts Amherst computational chemist Scott Auerbach is using the MGHPCC in research helping him understand and optimize the process of producing fuels such as gasoline from plant biomass instead of from petroleum.

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August 9, 2016
From Games to Brains

Harnessing the Power of GPUs to Speed  Medical Imaging Story by Helen Hill Researchers from Northeastern University are using computers at the MGHPCC to improve the performance of a popular medical imaging tool which estimates 3D light distribution in biological tissue using GPU technology to simultaneously simulate the paths of large numbers of independent photons.

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July 12, 2016
The Trouble with Turbulence

Modeling Non-Equilibrium Turbulent Plasmas Story by Helen Hill In contrast to laminar flow, in which a fluid moves in smooth paths or layers, turbulent fluid flows are chaotic, vary in three-dimensions, and are unsteady over a wide range of scales creating an ongoing challenge for the physicists, mathematicians, and engineers seeking to understand, model, and […]

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May 30, 2016
A New Twist

Researchers at UMass Amherst  use MGHPCC to unravel rules of twisted bundle morphology.

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April 30, 2016
Heading Off Head Blight

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC Head blight caused by Fusarium graminearum threatens worldwide wheat production, resulting in both yield loss and mycotoxin contamination. Molecular biologists at UMass Amherst are using MGHPCC to understand pathogenicity at the systems level with the goal of developing novel disease control strategies. 

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March 22, 2016
A Little Bit of This... A Little Bit of That...

Mixing nanoparticles to build organic solar cells and other ion-transporting materials. Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC UMass Amherst chemist Dr. Dhandapani Venkataraman and his group are developing a new concept that assembles nanoparticle Lego-like building blocks (<100 nm in size) into new and innovative materials like solar cells, batteries, paints, sensors, and smart and […]

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March 1, 2016
New England’s First Experimental, Solar-Powered Data Center

Located in the grounds of the MGHPCC, “Mass Net Zero Data Center” will facilitate research into minimizing environmental impact of high energy-using computer centers.

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January 2, 2016
Up in the Air

Chien Wang is a senior research scientist in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT associated with MIT’s Center for Global Change Science and the Joint Program in the Science and Policy of Global Change. Wang and his group develop and use complex computer models housed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance […]

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November 10, 2015
Looking Like an Alien!

Observing Saturn as an Extrasolar Planet, One Ray of Light at a Time Story by Paul A. Dalba, for MGHPCC What would Saturn, the beautiful ringed planet, look like to an alien species on a distant planet? This question is of particular interest to astronomers who study planets that exist far beyond our solar system […]

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September 22, 2015
Computing the Future

Members of the region’s vibrant research computing and cyberinfrastructure community, spanning academia, non-profit and for profit enterprises, came together for a conversation on future directions in research computing and cyberinfrastructure in the US northeast (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, PA, NJ) at a workshop held at the Westin Hotel, Waltham, MA, on September […]

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June 24, 2015
Sound Solution

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC FloDesign Sonics is using MGHPCC to understand micron sized particles' movement inside 3D acoustic fields. Such types of calculations involve solving trajectories of tens of thousands of particles and their effect on the flow field along with particle-particle collisions. Due to the complex nature of such computations, a supercomputer […]

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October 17, 2014
Excited by Photons?

Modeling electron excitation in organic photovoltaic materials Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC In this video meet theoretical chemist Adam Willard (MIT) using MGHPCC to better understand molecular level behavior of organic photovoltaic materials.

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May 22, 2014
Crack Computing

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC In this video meet seed-fund collaborators Markus Buehler (MIT) and Alain Karma (Northeastern) who use multiscale modeling to explore and test how biological materials like bone or nacre can, despite their apparent fragility, resist breakage.

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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​
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
Engineering the Human Microbiome
Computing Social Capital
Computers Diagnosing Disease
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