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 how technology can accelerate research 


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


Introductory Training Session Updates

The Research Computing team has updated the introductory training sessions available in the RC Training Canvas Course. While the recordings remain the same, the course materials and links have been updated to ensure accuracy and functionality.

Tech Life

Bioinformatics in Research Computing

Associate bioinformatician Shobana Sekar collaborated with and facilitated the research of genomics-focused faculty, students, and researchers, enabling them to run their bioinformatics workflows on the HPC cluster in an optimal manner.

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

Tech Life

Partnering to Accelerate Neural Network Models

Associate Data Scientist Mariana Levi helps accelerate Gunther Zupanc's research with the power of Discovery.

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.