Research Computing at Northeastern University

Connecting the research community at Northeastern University with high performance computing solutions.

Research Computing at Northeastern University

Connecting the research community at Northeastern University with high performance computing solutions.

Connecting You to the Power of Discovery

As a researcher at Northeastern University, you can take advantage of the comprehensive research computing offerings and services available to you—including access to centralized high performance computing (HPC) clusters, storage, visualization, software, high-level technical and scientific consultations, documentation, and training.

Learn About Discovery

Discovery is a high performance computing (HPC) resource for the Northeastern University research community. The Discovery cluster is located in the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke, MA. MGHPCC is a 90,000 square-foot, 15 megawatt research computing and data center facility that houses computing resources for five institutions: Northeastern, BU, Harvard, MIT, and UMass.


Learn more about the Discovery cluster system.


Learn more about software you can access on Discovery.

How Can Research Computing Support You?

Accelerate your research at any stage by leveraging our reference materials, hands-on sessions, and one-on-one guidance.


Get started with Discovery.


Attend a training session.


Book a research computing consultation.

Research Computing News at Northeastern

Latest Publications


GlobusWorld Tour Coming to Northeastern

The GlobusWorld Tour is coming to Northeastern October 29th. Globus ( is a research data management service developed by the University of Chicago and is used by hundreds of thousands of researchers at institutions in the US and abroad.

Latest Publications

Cox, J. M.; Mileson, B.; Sadagopan, A.; Lopez, S. A. “Molecular Recognition Promotes Band Alignment in 3-D Covalent Organic Frameworks for Co-Crystalline Organic Photovoltaics”

Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2020, ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00087

Pengshung, M.; Neal, P.; Atallah, T. L.; Kwon, J.; Caram, J. R.; Lopez, S. A.; Ellen M. Sletten “Silicon incorporation in polymethine dyes”

Chemical Communications 2020, ASAP DOI: 10.1039/c9cc09671j


Introduction to Python training session

This training session will help get you started with the basics of Python.


Meet the RC Team!

Interested in learning more about how high performance computing can help accelerate your research? Stop by the Research Computing team’s open house on September 30th from 1PM to 4PM in 306 Egan!

Abreha, B. G.; Agarwal, S.; Foster, I.; Blaiszik, B.; Lopez, S. A. “Virtual Excited State Reference for the Discovery of Electronic Materials Database (VERDE Materials DB): An Open-Access Resource for Ground and Excited State Properties of Organic Molecules”

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2019, 10, 6835–6841.

Williams, T.; Lopez, S. A.; Deravi, L. “A scalable method to synthesize the Xanthommatin biochrome via an electro-catalyzed oxidation of tryptophan metabolites”

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2019, 7, 8979–8985.

Let’s Work Together

Enabling you to advance your research is our mission. Reach out to us with questions, issues, and concerns so we can provide you with the assistance you need.