Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that the state will pledge up to $25 million in support of the new high performance computing center development project in Holyoke. He also named the Holyoke Innovation District, as its called, as the 20th Growth District in the state. The addition of state funding as announced on Monday brings the grand total to $65 million from the various participants.
These investments are critical to ensuring that the High Performance Computing Center will move forward to support job growth and advances in innovation, technology and research,” said Governor Patrick. “This groundbreaking project will serve as the anchor of a competitive and vibrant growth district in the Pioneer Valley.”
The previous 120 days have been busy for the various project partners. After much planning, they have determined that it will move forward with due diligence on two proposed sites, Mastex and Open Square, with a final decision expected late spring or early summer. They will also release an RFP for design and engineering services in support of the new facility with an anticipated start date in May.
insideHPC has been ‘johnny-on-the-spot’ with covering the various press surrounding the new center. The various citizens and constituents in and around the area have been frustrated as of late due to the lack of publicly released information. This latest development is certainly a breath of fresh air as they are now officially moving forward.
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