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Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)

This research computing data center provides the state-of-the-art infrastructure that is indispensable in today’s increasingly data-rich environment of scientific research and discovery.

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MGHPCC facade

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)

100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Sustainability

Completion: 2012

This research computing data center provides the state-of-the-art infrastructure that is indispensable in today’s increasingly data-rich environment of scientific research and discovery.

Overview

MGHPCC facade
MGHPCC across the canal
MGHPCC
MGHPCC

Status

Complete

Completion Date

2012

Themes and priorities

Innovation and collaboration
Sustainability

An outstanding example of the benefits of collaboration, the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center is a groundbreaking joint venture funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, private industry (including Cisco Systems), and five of the state's most research-intensive universities: Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and University of Massachusetts.

Located in Holyoke, MA, this large research computing data center houses the most technologically advanced high performance computing hardware and is used primarily by the member institutions for purposes consistent with their individual educational and research missions. The member institutions are also able to conduct collaborative research and studies in ways not otherwise possible in their separate existing facilities. For MIT, this opens up a host of new possibilities for innovative partnerships in the pursuit of scientific discoveries.

Image credits

Courtesy MGHPCC

Details

Address

100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA

Project Team

ArchitectsM+W Group, Plano, TX; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Boston, MA
Construction manager: Turner Construction Co., Boston, MA
MIT team: Mike Kearns

Scope

90,300 gsf

Awards

LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, 2013—the first university research data center in the country to achieve LEED Platinum rating. LEED Platinum is currently the highest sustainability rating the U.S. Green Building Council awards to buildings or projects.

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