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  • ORCD Community Message

    Happy New Year. Just as 2022 ended, two remarkable results came out that will impact research computing in the long run. First, a team from MIT, Harvard, Caltech, and Google showed they could use the Google Sycamore quantum computer to solve equations describing quantum information passing through a wormhole.  The equations had been solved in other ways, and the result is well […]

  • IAP Update

    Dear ORCD Community, Helping the MIT research community serves as a mission element for ORCD and I’d like to direct your attention to useful and important IAP classes. To start, Chris and Lauren, along with Dr. Julie Mullen from Lincoln Lab will teach, 12.091/12.391 Practical High-Performance Computing: Scaling Beyond your Laptop, that makes use of […]

  • December CRCD Update

    Dear ORCD Community, In the last few weeks, we have finalized the membership of the Committee on Research Computing and Data (CRCD), and on December 9th, we held our first meeting.  After introductions and some technical glitches, our first meeting reviewed our presently incomplete picture of research computing at MIT.  The CRCD functions as our […]

  • Holyoke zero carbon data center expansion

    Check out the recent article about ORCD and MGHPCC from our friends at Gazettenet.

  • Welcome to SuperCloud

    In this letter, we write about SuperCloud from the perspective of a newbie user, Peter Fisher, and a pro, Lauren Milechin. Dear ORCD Community, Peter’s research in particle physics and dark matter has always led him to use high performance computing (HPC) and high throughput, low data systems (HTC) – with many independent jobs processing […]

  • Message From the ORCD Head

    Dear MIT research staff, postdocs, and graduate students, I am writing to tell you about the new MIT Office for Research Computing and Data (ORCD). As ORCD’s inaugural head, my aim is to reach all of the research computing stakeholders across the Institute to ensure they know about this important new resource, and this message constitutes […]

  • Who we work with

    We have worked with partners at MIT and beyond to develop ORCD’s early vision. We are grateful to Information Systems & Technology (IS&T), MIT Libraries, MIT Facilities, and the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) – please read on to see how we are working with them: IS&T IS&T supported the Research Computing Project throughout […]

  • ORCD orchids at graduate student fair

    Team ORCD made an in person appearance at the 2022 incoming graduate student fair.

  • September 2022 : Welcome, welcome* from ORCD

      Last time, we wrote about our shared computing resources subMIT, engaging, satori, and SuperCloud.  All provide high-performance computing in their way.  ORCD seeks to provide a standard mode of access to them. In the coming months, we will test an ORCD virtual desktop to make all these resources and some cloud counterparts more seamlessly […]

  • August 2022 Hello from ORCD

    We thought that this month it would be interesting to write a brief note summarizing the campus-wide resources currently available for research and education and now enabled through ORCD. …