Construction Archives

Design specifications for the facility are based on a modular and expandable space that can be adapted, allowing for upgrades and additions to mechanical and electrical equipment as program needs or technology demands dictate. The facility was also designed with the highest level of efficiency possible, not only for the electrical and mechanical facilities, but also the office spaces and multi-use area.  For more information on the green footprint of the facility, visit our story on Green Technology.

Construction Timeline

The NWSC design effort formally began in March 2009. Under the terms of the current project schedule, facility construction began in the first half of 2010, with the facility opening in the Fall of 2012.

Construction Resources

Construction-Related News Releases

Construction Images & Video

Partners

Twitter

Inside the NWSC

A modern smartphone is far more powerful than NCAR’s first supercomputer, known as the Cray-1A, acquired in 1977. Each replacement machine has been many times more powerful than its predecessor. Computer technology usually doubles in power about every 18 months, a rate of growth known as Moore’s Law.