Laramie, WY – Construction will start soon on one of the world's fastest computers, near Cheyenne. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place June 15th for the supercomputer facility.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research and its managing organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, announced the date for the ceremony today/Thursday.
The new center will house a computer for scientific research. It will be used to study climate change, air quality, severe weather, space weather and other atmospheric science topics.
The facility is expected to cost about $70 million to construct and is expected to be open in spring 2012. The project is being funded with $20 million from Wyoming state government and federal funds through the National Science Foundation.