The nation’s newest computing facility for atmospheric and related science is poised to take the nation’s infrastructure for weather prediction, climate projection, space weather, and other key tasks to the next level.
Fish-eye view of some of Yellowstone's racks
With its enormous computing capacity and speed, the new NCAR-Wyoming supercomputer will dramatically advance our understanding of Earth, helping to tackle major questions affecting our economy, health, and well-being.
solar panels
First in the queue for the NCAR-Wyoming Yellowstone system is a set of 11 computing-intensive projects tackling major problems in Earth and atmospheric science.
Close-up depiction of solar turbulence
The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center’s creation emerged through a fortuitous mix of geography, technology, organizations, and people ready to make connections. We asked two of the principals involved to share the story.
Handshake in front of supercomputer
State-of-the-art computing and big-data processing have been part of NCAR from the center’s earliest years. Here’s a snapshot of selected milestones in hardware improvement.
NCAR's Cray1A supercomputer

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