Climate Supercomputer

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has authorized up to $750,000 to complete architectural and engineering work for the proposed climate-modeling supercomputer at Cheyenne. The Board's action on Friday allows the National Center for Atmospheric Research Facility to remain on schedule.

The project still needs final approval from the National Science Foundation. Construction of the facility is expected to begin next year. The facility will contain some of the world's most powerful supercomputers dedicated to improving scientific understanding of climate change, severe weather, air quality and other vital atmospheric science and geoscience topics.

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