MGHPCC Awards $600,000 in Seed Grants
Several researchers from Boston University have been awarded seed grants through the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC). These seed grants are intended to accelerate computational collaboration among the MGHPCC partner universities: Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts.
Of the seven teams receiving grants, three include Boston University faculty:
- Lorena Barba of BU, Chris Cecka of Harvard and Hans Johnston of UMass Amherst will work on software techniques for future generation “exascale” software platforms, which will be 1,000 times faster than current computing speeds of 1,000 trillion operations per second.
- Patricia Ellen Grant of Harvard and Children’s Hospital and Jonathan Appavoo of BU will use high-performance computing to automate medical imaging analysis in a way that will make it easier and less costly to use by radiological clinicians.
- Ayse K. Coskun and Martin C. Herbordt of BU and Gunar Schirner of Northeastern will explore ways to measure and improve the energy efficiency of large-scale-computing. Energy issues have become a barrier to progress on computer speed.
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