Research In Action

Science has relied for centuries on theories and experiments to explain how things work. Today, computing power is so essential to improving our understanding and broadening our knowledge of the world, that computation has joined theory and experiment as a third pillar of the scientific method.

Computers help us understand the processes that churn inside stars and thunderstorms, visualize future climate on Earth, and predict the paths of hurricanes—problems that could never have been tackled with a pencil and paper.

As computer models become more sophisticated, integrate more parts of the Earth system, and increase in resolution, they require more and more powerful machines.

The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) is the result of a collaborative partnership that envisioned a world-class scientific supercomputing facility, dedicated to atmospheric and related science, that would break new ground on energy efficiency and sustainability, while remaining adaptable to the ever-changing landscape of high-performance computing.

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The National Center for Atmospheric Research provides research, observing and computing facilities, and a variety of services for the atmospheric and related Earth sciences community.

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https://www2.ucar.edu/about-us

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Inside the NWSC

Mathematical models are tools to describe Earth’s parts, patterns and systems like weather and climate. Using these models to understand and predict how the systems will behave requires some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, just like the kind we have here at the NWSC.