MOC (in the) News

Institute, MACS, and MOC Co-Sponsor Online Computer Security Competition

June 23rd, 2016

During the last three weeks of April, over 1,000 teams participated in a multi-round online computer security competition for middle and high school students at... More

72 Students Present Cloud Computing Course Demos

May 2nd, 2016

On April 28, 72 students from the second run of the Cloud Computing Course co-taught by MOC PIs Orran Krieger, Boston University and Peter Desnoyers, More

Orran Krieger Speaks at Intel Cloud Day 2016

April 5th, 2016

On March 31, Orran Krieger, MOC PI, presented at Intel’s Cloud Day 2016.  His talk, Massachusetts Open Cloud, provided an overview of the project and... More

Orran Krieger Gives Keynote Address at NSF Workshop on Software-defined Infrastructure and Software-defined Exchanges

February 26th, 2016

In early February, Orran Krieger, MOC PI, gave a Keynote Address, “A marketplace driven direction for SDI: Towards an “Open Cloud Exchange” at the National... More

Hariri Hosts First Annual Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) Workshop

November 23rd, 2015

On November 19th, the Hariri Institute for Computing hosted the first-annual Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) Workshop. The MOC is a new public cloud, designed and... More

Nov 19, 2015 MOC Annual Workshop Hosted by the Hariri Institute for Computing

November 12th, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Photonics Center Colloquium Room, 9th floor 8 St Mary's Street, Boston, MA Agenda 8:00 Breakfast 8:30 Welcome, Gloria Waters, Boston University MOC Vision, Orran Krieger, More

Institute Establishes Core Industry Partnerships for Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC)

October 27th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2015 CONTACT:  Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240, (Boston) – The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering at Boston University... More

Hariri Institute Sponsors and Hosts 2nd New England Networking and Systems Day

September 22nd, 2015

Sponsored and hosted by the Hariri Institute for Computing, New England Network and Systems Day brings together academics and research scientists from local industry, universities... More

Institute’s MOC Project Students Showcased Novel Open Source “Internet of Things” (IoT) Solutions at Cisco Live! San Diego

June 23rd, 2015

Boston University (BU) students displayed novel “Smart Cities” apps in the “DevNet Zone for IoT,” hosted by Cisco at its annual Cisco Live! event held in San Diego on June 10-11.  The BU apps provide visualizations of... More

MOC-based Cloud Computing Course Concludes with Project Demos

May 6th, 2015

Orran Krieger, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Project Lead for the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC)  and Peter Desnoyers, Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern... More

MOC Helps Increase Cloud Computing Popularity

April 27th, 2015

As governments across the country are beginning to embrace cloud computing, Boston University's Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project is recognized for its potential. Azer Bestavros, Director of the... More

BU Cloud Computing Initiative co-sponsors 2015 IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering

February 8th, 2015

The Hariri Institute's Cloud Computing Initiative is an official co-sponsors of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering. Last year, the Institute hosted the 2014 conference which... More

BU Data Science Initiative Takes Off

January 10th, 2015

Launched in the summer of 2014 by University Provost Jean Morrison, Boston University’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) seeks both to leverage BU’s existing strengths and... More

StateTech: Why the Massachusetts Open-Cloud Project Is a Big Deal

December 2nd, 2014

December 1, 2014 from StateTech A project team of academia and industry experts is making headway on a multimillion-dollar cloud computing initiative announced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval... More

StateTech: A New Smart City Cloud Platform in Boston

October 23rd, 2014

October 15, 2014 from StateTech A new cloud-based smart city system being developed in Boston could be a model for other state and local governments. The project... More

Smart Grid Today: SCOPE Brings Together Many Groups for a Smart Boston

October 2nd, 2014

September 29, 2014 from Smart Grid Today NSF chips in $1 million to program led by BU Boston University's (BU) Rafik B Hariri Institute for Computing, Computational... More

EE Times: MOC Featured at MIT Cloud Workshop

October 2nd, 2014

Hosted by the Industry-Academia Partnership, the MIT Cloud Workshop on September 29, 2014 highlighted "Open Innovation" initiatives such as IBM’s OpenPower Ecosystem and the Institute-affiliated Massachusetts... More

BU Today: Securing the Cloud

September 29th, 2014

The Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), a one-of-a-kind marketplace model for customizable public cloud offerings now being built a team of researchers from BU and several other universities, More

Hariri Institute Spearheads NSF-Funded “Smart City” Cloud Project

September 23rd, 2014

Boston University’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering today announced it has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop... More

BU Receives NSF Funding to Develop “Smart City” Cloud Platform (Press Release)

September 23rd, 2014

Boston University Receives National Science Foundation Funding to Develop “Smart City” Cloud Platform in News Releases September 23rd, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2014 CONTACT:    Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 or (Boston) – Boston University’s... More

BU Today: Securing the Cloud

August 2nd, 2014

BU Researchers on Team to Move Cybersecurity from Theory to Practice Article appeared on BU Today 08.01.2014 By Art Jahnke The Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), a one-of-a-kind marketplace model for customizable... More

Boston University Secures $10M Frontier Award on Cloud Security

July 31st, 2014

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program announced a $10 million  Frontier award to Boston University’s Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS) project. MACS is... More

TechCrunch: MOC Project Hopes To Create Ad-Hoc Infrastructure Marketplace

July 3rd, 2014

Today, the cloud infrastructure market is dominated by several big companies – Amazon, Google and Microsoft — but a public/business/academia partnership called the Massachusetts Open Cloud project is hoping... More

Bostonia: MOC Pioneering a Cloud Mall

June 2nd, 2014

With Massachusetts pledging $3 million in state support, BU leaders in April announced plans for development of a path-breaking computing cloud that could spur economic... More

Cloud Testing or Cloud Transformation?

May 16th, 2014

How much does an "open” cloud cost? The Massachusetts state government is willing to invest $3 million in Boston University's (BU) concept of a truly... More

MOC Featured at OpenStack Summit

May 16th, 2014

On May 15, 2014, Orran Krieger (Lead Investigator of the MOC project) co-presented  the concept and plans for the Massachusetts Open Cloud at the OpenStack Summit, which... More

DELL: MGHPCC, Commonwealth, and Industry Launch MOC

May 13th, 2014

Although initially intended for research collaboration, the ultimate goal is for MOC to develop into an independent non-profit, which the Commonwealth hopes will serve as... More

NPR Reports on MOC

May 1st, 2014

Governor Patrick Launches Open Cloud Computing Project In Holyoke By Paul Tuthill of WAMC Northeast Public Radio on April 25, 2014 A new public cloud computing infrastructure is going... More

Northeastern: On MOC & Big Data

April 30th, 2014

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... More

HPC Wire: Open Cloud Test-Bed Bolsters Big-Data Innovation

April 30th, 2014

By Tiffany Trader. Published in HPC Wire on April 28, 2014. On Friday, in the Western Massachusetts town of Holyoke, Governor Deval Patrick and officials from industry, government... More

Daily Free Press: BU Awarded $3M to Build Mass Open Cloud

April 30th, 2014

Written by Adrian Baker, Published in the Daily Free Press on Apr 29, 2014 Boston University has received $3 million in state funding from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick... More

Plexxi: Our Pledge to the MOC

April 30th, 2014

Michael Bushong, vice president of marketing at Plexxi, announces $1M pledge in support of the MOC. The most powerful innovations in human history are born out... More

BU Today: Pioneering a Cloud Computing “Mall”

April 28th, 2014

Massachusetts awards $3 million to BU-led project By Rich Barlow, Published in BU Today on April 28, 2014 With the governor of Massachusetts pledging $3 million in state... More

$3M Awarded to Launch the Massachusetts Open Cloud @ BU

April 25th, 2014