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Compute Clusters

The Center for Data Science (CDS) houses computing facilities at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke. The MGHPCC provides state-of-the-art infrastructure for computationally intensive research that is indispensable in today's increasingly sensor- and data-rich environments of modern science and engineering.


This equipment was obtained thanks to a $5 million grant from the Collaborative R&D Fund managed by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative


Faculty and students are able to access the specialized equipment via computer nodes distributed at UMass Amherst and Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley.


The resources were used to establish two clusters:

  • The Swarm2 cluster features 50 compute nodes with 28 cores per node for a total of 1400 cores, along with lots of RAM and disk.
  • The Gypsum cluster has 153 high performance computing nodes
    • 75 nodes with four NVIDIA Titan-X GPUs
    • 53 nodes with eight NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs
    • ​25 nodes with four NVIDIA M40 GPUs.