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NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center Opens: First Science Begins
October 15, 2012
The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, which houses one of the world's most powerful supercomputers dedicated to the geosciences, officially opens today. Scientists at NCAR and universities across the country are launching a series of initial scientific projects on the center's flagship, a 1.5-petaflop IBM supercomputer known as Yellowstone.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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