Final Holyoke Site Announced

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Governor Deval Patrick joined by UMass President Jack Wilson and Holyoke Mayor Elaine Pluta, today announced that the Holyoke High Performance Computing Center at the Mastex site.  Huh?  The eventual site of the new Massachusetts supercomputing center is located between Cabot and Appleton Streets in the downtown canal district.

We are on track to deliver new jobs and tech innovation to all of western Massachusetts,” said Governor Patrick. “This project will anchor a vibrant new growth district in the Pioneer Valley.”

Selecting this site is a major step forward for the development of the Holyoke High Performance Computing Center,” said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray. “This project, which will lead to downtown redevelopment and growth in the City of Holyoke, is another example of our administration strategically investing in jobs and innovation in all regions of the Commonwealth.”

The Patrick-Murray administration has pledged $25 million toward the construction of the new site.  This, combined with the contributions of university partners and the University Consortium bring the grand build total to $75 million.

The announcement of a final location for the Holyoke High Performance Computing Center brings us one significant step forward towards the economic development and jobs that this project will mean for Holyoke. I’m proud to stand with Governor Patrick as he makes this announcement, and am grateful that his Administration continues to invest in projects, such as this, that create jobs now and lay the foundation for a strong economy for years to come,” said Representative Michael Kane.

For more info on the new HPC digs in Holyoke, read the full article here.