|Date||Nov. 5, 2010|
|Speaker||John Goodhue (The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)))|
|Topic||The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center|
The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is a joint project between MIT, Harvard, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, and Northeastern University to build a high performance computing center to support growing the demands of faculty-driven research. The center is located in Holyoke Mass, which has an abundance of locally generated hydropower and access to a nearby fiber hub, making it ideal for housing inexpensive, easily accessible computing resources.
I will talk about the origin and purpose of the facility, along with a high level tour of the physical infrastructure. I will also talk about the project current status, when we expect the facility to become available, and discuss the vision of a collaborative regional HPC consortium that this facility has the potential to underpin.