Supercomputing Center one step closer

On September 5, NCAR director Eric Barron reported that NSF has given a green light to proceed with the initial design phase of the NCAR Supercomputing Center, to be located outside Cheyenne. NCAR’s next step is to issue a request for architecture and engineering services, followed by a request for design proposals. NSF will draw up a formal process for review and approval of the development during its major phases. UCAR/NCAR, NSF, and Wyoming partners will work together to finalize business plans, milestones, and timelines within the framework NSF establishes.