Northeastern: On MOC & Big Data

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a key partner in the Mass­a­chu­setts Open Cloud Project, a university-​​industry col­lab­o­ra­tion designed to create a new public cloud com­puting infra­struc­ture to spur big data inno­va­tion. Last month, at the Mass­a­chu­setts Green High Per­for­mance Com­puting Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts—which counts North­eastern as a partner institution—Gov. Deval Patrick announced a $3 mil­lion invest­ment to get the project up and run­ning. Peter Desnoyers, an assis­tant pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence at North­eastern, helped bring the ini­tia­tive to fruition. Here, he explains what the project means for both the future of Big Data and the university. – See more at:

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