New Supercomputer Center Opens

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) opened in Holyoke on November 16, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour attended by Governor Deval Patrick, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, local politicians, and representatives of the five universities in the consortium, including BU. The facility has 10 megawatts of power available for computing, and will include systems from Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and the University of Massachusetts. In addition, some of the space is set aside for other research institutions and companies to help spur economic development enabled by computational power, including “big data” analytics.

The opening was also covered by BU Today, HPCwire, and other news organizations. Research activity at BU related to the new computing center has been in progress for a while.

More information about using the BU systems at the MGHPCC can be found on the IS&T blog.