Welcome Cheyenne: New supercomputer arrives in Wyoming

Sept. 19, 2016 | Last Monday, five semi trucks loaded down with NCAR's next supercomputer, Cheyenne, arrived at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center after a long drive from Wisconsin. Staff from Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI), which built the computer along with the NCAR project team, have been working since on the hardware installation, which should be completed in about another week. Software installation and system integration work will begin after all the hardware has been installed and checked out. Cheyenne is a 5.34-petaflop system, meaning it can carry out 5.34 quadrillion calculations per second. It will be capable of more than three times the amount of scientific computing performed by Yellowstone, the current NCAR supercomputer. A group of "super users" will begin testing Cheyenne this fall, and the system should be open to the broader scientific community in early 2017. Read more about Cheyenne here


Cheyenne supercomputer being installed
Staff from SGI and NCAR work to install Cheyenne at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. (©UCAR. Photos by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)