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An artist's depiction of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. The center will be designed with the highest level of efficiency possible, both for the electrical and mechanical facilities and for the office spaces and multi-use areas. (Image courtesy H+L Architecture.)
Site plan for the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. (Image courtesy H+L Architecture.)
The NWSC is the result of a partnership between University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the State of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming, Cheyenne LEADS, Wyoming Business Council, Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Company. The NWSC is operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation.
Q: Yellowstone, the NWSC’s first supercomputer, performs one and a half quadrillion calculations per second. How long would it take you to count to that number?
A: If you counted one number per second, it would take you well over 47 million years.