Category: MOC News

“Do what excites you, and good things will happen”

BY GINA MANTICA Orran Krieger’s career has focused on solving challenging computing problems that impact society. Nearly ten years after he first had the idea for creating a truly “open” production cloud, Krieger’s vision has transformed into reality:  a community of researchers, engineers, and information technology (IT) professionals are all working together to accelerate the […]

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 […]

Red Hat VP Chris Wright Speaks at the 2020 Open Cloud Workshop

About the Speaker Chris Wright, the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Red Hat, was the Keynote Speaker at the 2020 Open Cloud Workshop, held this past March at the George Sherman Union on the campus of Boston University. Chris’s responsibilities at Red Hat include incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on […]

Collaboration Awarded an NSF Grant of $5M to Create New Cloud Computing Testbed

Last month the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a significant grant to a team of researchers from Boston University, Northeastern University and UMass Amherst. The grant will support the development of a testbed for new cloud computing platforms that will enable data science research to expand and explore new areas of interest. The total award […]

Hariri’s Research Project Received AI servers from IBM

Earlier this Summer, IBM donated new enterprise AI servers to the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), a sponsored research project at the Hariri Institute for Computing at Boston University. The servers were installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC). Michael Daitzman, Director for the Red Hat Collaboratory at the Hariri Institute said, “The […]

4th Annual Mass Open Cloud (MOC) Workshop at Boston University

Tuesday, October 30 & Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Metcalf Hall, 2nd Floor of the George Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Avenue The 4th Annual Mass Open Cloud (MOC) Workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 30 & Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the Metcalf Hall at Boston University. The workshop welcomes users of the MOC, researchers and […]

BU Leaders in MOC and RedHat Help Boston Children’s Hospital Improve Patient Outcomes

Orran Krieger, BU lead on the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), has seen open cloud services provide advantageous opportunities for companies to innovate and manage at the infrastructure level. While Krieger acknowledges the heavy financial burden of a private cloud on not-for-profit universities, with the cost of purchasing their own equipment being much lower than the large capital investment […]

Red Hat Opens State-of-the-Art Facility in Boston

In early January, Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software, and the Hariri Institute for Computing announced a groundbreaking partnership aimed at advancing research into emerging and translational technologies, such as cloud computing and big data platforms. During a five-year partnership, Red Hat will invest a total of $5 million in creating the Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University (Red Hat […]

Institute Receives $1M NSF Grant to Deploy MPC within Cloud Dataverse

The Institute is pleased to announce it has received a $1M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a framework that allows for analytics to be performed over shared datasets while protecting the data, even from collaborators. Led by PI Mayank Varia, Co-Director of the BU RISCS Center, the project will integrate three […]