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    1. Big-data crunching hits the fast lane in Holyoke - Boston Globe

      Explore The Boston Globe (Jun 17 2013)

      Cloud computing is available through commercial vendors such as Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc, but using them can be both costly and too slow. Just getting Big Data to computing clusters powerful enough to analyze it can be an elaborate ordeal that can take days. The size of such files can easily overwhelm the computer networks and Internet connections of most small companies, and there are bottlenecks and traffic jams along the way that further slow down delivery.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    2. Mass. garners high marks on key international exam - Metro

      Explore The Boston Globe (Dec 12 2012)

      Mass. garners high marks on key international exam - Metro

      Massachusetts eighth-graders outperformed most countries on a highly regarded international math and science exam, according to results being released Tuesday, offering fresh evidence that the state’s educational system rivals academically powerful ­nations around the globe.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    3. More than ‘fiscal cliff’ at work in state budget shortfall - Business

      Explore The Boston Globe (Dec 7 2012)

      Michael J. Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, noted that the national economy grew at half the rate expected at the end of last year. Andre Mayer, senior vice president for research at Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the state’s largest employers’ group, noted the economic crisis in Europe and a slowdown in China’s booming economy.
      Massachusetts exports to Europe during first nine months of 2011 fell by $1.1 billion, or 13.5 percent, compared with the same period a year ago, while exports to China dropped by 11 percent, or $177 million. “Those problems do have ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    4. New data center focuses on using less energy

      Explore The Boston Globe (Jul 9 2012)

      New data center focuses on using less energy

      But the Holyoke center, through the choice of its power supply, design of the cooling systems, and other measures, is expected to use at least 25 percent less energy than the typical data center. The focus on efficiency is being driven by the increasing need for more computing power, which can be expensive, said Claude Canizares, vice president for research and associate provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    5. Wind farms on land grow with few critics

      Explore The Boston Globe (Jul 9 2012)

      Wind farms on land grow with few critics

      Despite controversy that has slowed the Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound, land-based wind farms are expanding rapidly in the region.

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    6. Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

      Explore The Boston Globe (May 30 2012)

      Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, a $163 million facility scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, will be designated as a resource for big data research in the state, Bialecki said.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Holyoke

    7. Mass. jobless rate falls to 6.8%; lowest in three years

      Explore The Boston Globe (Jan 19 2012)

      The Massachusetts unemployment rate last month fell below 7 percent for the first time in three years, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported today. The state jobless rate declined to 6.8 percent from 7 percent in November. It was the lowest unemployment rate since December 2008. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst College   Amherst

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