National Center for Atmospheric Research names Cheyenne as its next Supercomputing Center

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The National Center for Atmospheric Research announced today that it has selected its next supercomputer system to be installed in Cheyenne this year. The new machine, funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Wyoming, will assist scientists in advancing the groundwork for improved predictions of atmospheric and Earth science across the country. The system, named Cheyenne, will be built by Silicon Graphics International Corp. with the centralized file system and data storage components provided by DataDirect Networks. The high-performance computer will be a 5.34-petaflop system, carrying out 5.34 quadrillion calculations per second, and be capable of more than 2.5 times the amount of scientific computing performed by Yellowstone, the current NCAR supercomputer, according to NCAR. Cheyenne, to be installed at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, is expected to become operational at the beginning of 2017. More detail on the announcement can be found here . *Feature photo: Cheyenne LEADS/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news