Published on 10 Oct 2012 | over 4 years ago

Welcome to the nation's newest high-performance computing facility dedicated to studying the Earth and Sun. Located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Cheyenne, the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center officially opens its doors in October 2012.

Within its walls, many aspects of our planet's workings can be captured in unprecedented detail. The results could help us protect our wired society from solar storms, reduce the toll from the next disastrous hurricane or tornado outbreak, chart the critical supplies of water and energy beneath our feet, and address many other concerns. Scientists from across the nation will use the NWSC--primarily via the Internet--to study weather, climate, oceanography, air pollution, space weather, computational science, energy production, carbon sequestration, and many other features of the Earth system.

Funded by the National Science Foundation with additional support from a broad public-private consortium, the NWSC has achieved LEED Gold status. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized rating system for green buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council for evaluating environmentally sustainable construction. Learn more about the center's energy efficiency here: www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/features/4490/efficient-design

The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center is operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. NCAR is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

More about the NWSC: nwsc.ucar.edu

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