MGHPCC Article Highlights Mass Open Cloud Research on COVID-19

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) made an announcement last month of allowing outside researchers to access it’s high speed computing systems to facilitate the process of resolution of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The blog gives a brief overview on the computing capacity of the state-of-the-art infrastructure that MGHPCC has. It also talks about the sincere efforts of MGHPCC in the fight against this worldwide pandemic. The blog also provides a basic understanding about the structure, prime objectives and reach of the MGHPCC.

The project is all about the battle against COVID-19. According to executive director of MGHPCC, John Goodhue, the organization’s objective is to capitalize the maximum number of scientific resources so that the combat can be won at the earliest. The organization is ready to provide support to individual teams as well as generating opportunities for desired collaborations so that solutions can be reached as soon as possible. The blog says that MGHPCC is closely working with Mass Open Cloud as well as it’s sponsors i.e. Intel and Red Hat for launching a site which is likely to connect projects that are potentially impactful. This would include individuals with robust computing skills but unfortunately, due to restrictions on travelling, unable to attain their regular assignments.

The Mass Open Cloud (MOC) is constituted of extremely interconnected projects that share the same goal of developing an open high quality cloud computing system which is expected to enable studies as well as provide pioneering services in the process of scientific computing. MOC is the result of collaboration among institutions like Harvard University, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts. The United States Air Force is also one of the core partners. Technology giants like Cisco, Intel, Two Sigma and Red Hat are also part of it along with the non-profit organization namely The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.

 Link to Article