NCAR facility at midpoint of construction

Laramie, Wyo. – Construction has reached the midpoint on a state-of-the-art supercomputing center that will be used to study such things as pollution, the climate and weather.

The $70 million National Center for Atmospheric Research facility is located west of Cheyenne. Wyoming officials say it puts the state on the high tech map. Project Engineer Aaron Anderson says they are now working on construction inside the facility. "We are actually going to simulate computers on the floor with large space heaters," he said. "And we will actually put the building through its paces in its intended design. To ensure that the facility is ready."

Governor Matt Mead visited the facility and expressed optimism that it will attract other businesses to the state.