A $1.6M multi-university NSF grant has been awarded to support high
performance computing research.
The grant will fund the purchase of a hybrid computing cluster that will
combine high-performance computing CPU power with GPU accelerators. The
cluster will be connected by dedicated 10 gigabit optical links to each of
the partner universities in a regional consortium that brings together
researchers from BU, MIT, Northeastern University, the University of
Massachusetts campuses, and VMware. The system will be housed at the new
state-of-the-art high performance computing center in Holyoke,
Massachusetts operated by the Massachusetts Green High Performance
Computing Center (MGHPCC). The new computing environment is intended to
provide a bridge between high-end HPC practitioners, computer scientists
and science domain experts amongst faculty, post-doctoral, graduate and
undergraduate populations in the consortium.
The BU Team of investigators includes Claudio Rebbi (co-PI, Physics),
Jonathan Appavoo (CS), Lorena Barba (Mechanical Engineering), Azer
Bestavros (CS), Rich Brower (ECE and Physics), Mark Friedl (Earth and
Environment), Roscoe Giles (ECE and Physics), Anders Sandvik (Physics),
Sandor Vajda (Biomedical Engineering), and Curtis Woodcock (Earth and
This major research instrumentation will be available through the auspices
of the BU Center for Computational Science, the Scientific Computing and
Visualization Group, and the Hariri Institute for Computing and
Computational Science & Engineering.
Congratulations to the whole team!