1. View of the NWSC building from the entry drive

    NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center opens

    The NWSC, which houses one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to the geosciences, officially opened in October, as scientists at NCAR and universities across the country launched a series of initial scientific projects on the center’s flagship supercomputer, called Yellowstone.

    • Supercomputing

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  2. NCAR's Cray1A supercomputer

    Key moments in NCAR supercomputing

    State-of-the-art computing and big-data processing have been part of NCAR from the center’s earliest years. Here’s a snapshot of selected milestones in hardware improvement.

    • Supercomputing

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  3. Close-up depiction of solar turbulence

    First up: Accelerated scientific discovery

    First in the queue for the NCAR-Wyoming Yellowstone system is a set of 11 computing-intensive projects tackling major problems in Earth and atmospheric science.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality,
    • Supercomputing,
    • Weather

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  4. Fish-eye view of some of Yellowstone's racks

    Power meets efficiency

    The nation’s newest computing facility for atmospheric and related science is poised to take the nation’s infrastructure for weather prediction, climate projection, space weather, and other key tasks to the next level.

    • Supercomputing

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  5. Handshake in front of supercomputer

    A public-private success story

    The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center’s creation emerged through a fortuitous mix of geography, technology, organizations, and people ready to make connections. We asked two of the principals involved to share the story.

    • Supercomputing

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