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Final testing is being done on a supercomputer in Cheyenne that will be used for climate modeling and other Earth sciences.
 
The new computer, called Yellowstone, is among the top dozen or so fastest supercomputers in the world right now.
 
An opening ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 15.
 
The National Center for Atmospheric Research is lining up research projects that will get time on its machine starting this fall.
 

UW projects chosen for NCAR

Jun 14, 2012

     The National Science Foundation says seven University of Wyoming research projects have been chosen to use the National Center for Atmospheric Research-Wyoming Supercomputing center.  The U-W projects will study topics from hydrology to energy.   

Bryan Shader is a special assistant for the Vice President of Research and Economic Development.  He says one project will involve U-W and some researchers from Utah who will study the Colorado River Basin.

After a three year wait the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing center is being pieced together as scientists get ready for what will be one of the fastest and significant computers in the world.  

Today workers in Cheyenne were busy putting the computers together.  Meanwhile, those affiliated with the project can hardly contain their excitement.  Marijke Unger will be among those running the facility.  She says it will study a range of things.

“And that spans everything from solar physics to ocean circulation models to climate simulations. ”

The University of Wyoming is getting access to a portion of the supercomputer that the National Center for Atmospheric Research is building in Cheyenne, but it’s also building it’s own smaller supercomputer on campus.

Bryan Shader is the special assistant to the vice president of research and economic development at UW. He says the campus supercomputer will be faster and more powerful than the computing systems the university has now.