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NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center

 

The scope and depth of research at the University of Wyoming will reach unprecedented levels later this year with the opening of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) near Cheyenne.

Located in the North Range Business Park near Cheyenne, the NWSC will contain some of the world's most powerful supercomputers dedicated to improving scientific understanding of climate, severe weather, air quality and other vital atmospheric science and geoscience topics.

The center will also house a premier data storage and archival facility that holds irreplaceable historical climate records and other information.

Upon its installation, the NWSC supercomputer is expected to rank among the world's top 25 for speed, putting UW researchers and students on the cutting edge of research related to critical Earth system processes such as computational science, energy production, carbon sequestration, space weather and oceanography.

A stronger understanding of Earth systems will allow scientists to provide vital information to decision makers and emergency managers to reduce vulnerability to major storms, air pollution, changes in climate and geomagnetic storms in the upper atmosphere that can disrupt communications and other technological systems.

Approximately 75 million core hours per year will be reserved for UW researchers and their collaborators at the facility. Research time and use -- focused on computationally or data intensive earth system science -- will be allocated by the Wyoming-NCAR Resource Advisory Panel (WRAP).

The NWSC is being developed through a partnership between NCAR; UW; the state of Wyoming; Cheyenne LEADS; the Wyoming Business Council; Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power; and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

To learn more about the NWSC, go to the official website at http://nwsc.ucar.edu/.

 

NWSC / UW Professor Partnerships


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UW's Chen to Use Supercomputer to Model Seismic Events to Improve Warning System

UW's Ogden to Create Computer Model of Upper Colorado River Basin's Hydrology

Jang-Condell's Research Focuses on Planet Formation In Solar System, Around Stars

UW's Mavriplis Goes With the Flow When Researching Aerodynamic Designs in Computer Models

UW's Douglas to Provide Colorado river Basin Communities with Data to Make Sound Water-Use Decisions

UW's Wang Focuses on Optimizing Cheyenne Supercomputer, Improving Reliability of High-Performance Computers

 

Tour the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center

Additional Resources


NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC)

UW Research Collaborators with NWSC

Information about Wyoming-NCAR Alliance Allocations

NWSC Eligible Science Areas

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Hannah Jang-Condell

Hannah Jang-Condell, a UW assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will use the NWSC supercomputer to enhance her research, which focuses on investigating how planets form as a byproduct of the creation of stars.
Hannah Jang-Condell, a UW assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will use the NWSC supercomputer to enhance her research, which focuses on investigating how planets form as a byproduct of the creation of stars.

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