Reliable, Powerful, Supported Open-source Powering Research Computing Services

Wednesday, March 16 | 8:30AM–9:15AM ET | Room 550
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation or Panel Session

Partnerships between industry and leading research institutions are both challenging and powerful. This session brings together the stakeholders who are building the New England Research Cloud, leveraging systems research and innovation that has taken place through the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) initiative. A partnership between Red Hat, Boston University, Harvard, and other Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center institutions, both MOC and NERC have taken on the significant challenges of creating common, open-source infrastructure. The panel will describe the MOC foundation and spark to create NERC, the resulting vision, the current project, and the next steps in an ambitious plan to move support of researchers, and research computing to a new level. In this session, you will get the inside view of not only the sausage-making, but lessons learned along the way.


  • Hugh Brock

    Research Director, Red Hat, Inc.
  • Wayne Gilmore

    Director of Research Computing, Boston University
  • Tracy Schroeder

    Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Information Officer, University of California, Berkeley
  • Scott Yockel

    University Research Computing Officer, Harvard University

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    Updated on 3/14/2022