UMass gets M from state for cybersecurity

SPRINGFIELD — The state has awarded the University of Massachusetts $5 million for computer equipment to power its data science and cybersecurity initiatives in Springfield and Amherst, which are already supported by MassMutual. Think of computer programs that teach themselves to work better by studying examples of their own calculations, said Andrew Kachites McCallum, UMass professor and director of the Center for Data Science. These new graphic processing units, which will be installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, learn lessons in days that it took earlier technologies months to learn. “This puts UMass on the forefront of what is going on in data science,” he said. Gov. Charlie Baker, UMass President Marty Meehan and MassMutual CEO Roger Crandall made the announcement Wednesday at the UMass Center in…


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