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One of Fastest Supercomputers in the World Opens in Wyoming

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October 15, 2012


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One of Fastest Supercomputers in the World Opens in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Matt Mead helped open the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) today. It houses one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to the geosciences.
“This is a great day for scientific research, for the University of Wyoming, and for Wyoming,” says Governor Mead. “Wyoming is proud to be part of the collaboration that has brought one of the world’s fastest computers to the state. The center will have a positive impact on our future, through the research done here and by sending the message that Wyoming is honored and equipped to be the home of this amazing facility.”
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and universities across the country are launching a series of initial scientific projects on the center’s flagship, a 1.5-petaflop IBM supercomputer known as Yellowstone. These first projects focus on a wide range of Earth science topics, from atmospheric disturbances to subterranean faults, which will eventually help to improve predictions of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts, and other natural hazards.

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