CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A board is recommending $4.5 million in state grants for road and infrastructure improvements for a supercomputing facility west of Cheyenne.
The State Loan and Investment Board, which has the final say, will consider the recommendation from the Wyoming Business Council on April 8.
National Center for Atmospheric Research-Wyoming Supercomputing Center will include a supercomputer within a 150,000-square-foot facility will be used to study climate change, air quality, severe weather and other atmospheric science topics. Construction is expected to begin next spring or summer and the facility is scheduled to open in 2011 or 2012.
The facility is expected to cost $66 million, not counting computing hardware.