MGHPCC Annual Maintenance

Jul 19, 2021 | Announcements


The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) will be conducting its annual shutdown for maintenance work this year in August.  Northeastern’s Discovery cluster is physically located at MGHPCC and is included in this shutdown, along with the high performance cluster systems of Harvard, Boston University, MIT, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Discovery will be powered down starting at 3:00AM Monday August 9. We are currently anticipating that the Discovery cluster will be powered back on by Thursday afternoon August 12, given that all work is completed in a timely manner. 


All systems will be affected by the shutdown, including all compute nodes, storage (including research and archive storage), and the Open OnDemand web portal. Please be aware that any running jobs will be terminated on August 9th as the system is powered down.   

Make sure to plan ahead for this once-a-year event, especially if you typically have longer running jobs on Discovery. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at  



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.

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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.

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Partnering to Accelerate Neural Network Models

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