New England News
5:50 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Computing Center Construction Completed

A state of the art energy efficient high performance computing center is going on line in Holyoke Massachusetts.    WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
Credit MGHPCC

A formal ribbon cutting ceremony with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is set for Friday afternoon.   Partners in the $165  million dollar project include the state, the University of Massachusetts, Harvard, MIT and high tech companies EMC and Cisco.  At a topping off ceremony, a year ago, Gov Patrick predicted the computing center would bring the state’s renowned innovation economy to economically struggling Holyoke.

Holyoke was chosen as the site for the computing center because  of the availability of  inexpensive hydropower, and water from industrial canals to help cool the facility.