Mel Bernstein, Northeastern University’s senior vice provost for research and graduate education, has been elected president of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), a state-â€‹â€‹of-â€‹â€‹the-â€‹â€‹art computational infrastructure and collaborative research centre, and chairperson of MGHPCC Holyoke, its non-profit affiliate. He will succeed Tom Chmura in the position.
In the last 18 months, the MGHPCC has gone from vision to reality. Officially opening its doors in November 2012, the center is an unprecedented example of collaboration between private industry, state government, and five of the commonwealth’s leading research institutions.
Northeastern, Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Massachusetts have each contributed $10 million to support construction of the facility, which is the first of its kind in the nation.
The partnership also includes Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s office, Cisco Systems, and EMC Corp., a Hopkinton-â€‹â€‹based data-â€‹â€‹storage company founded by Northeastern engineering alumni.
'Now, the question is how do we move forward to maximise both the benefits of the facility and the collaborative spirit that has been developed in building it,' said Bernstein.