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NWSC Grand Opening - Matt Mead, Wyoming governor

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Published on Oct 23, 2012

The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, which houses one of the world's most powerful supercomputers dedicated to the geosciences, officially opened in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on October 15, 2012. Related stories: http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/news/n...

Matt Mead, Wyoming governor, spoke at the opening celebration, along with

Subra Seresh, National Science Foundation director
Thomas Bogdan, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) president
Roger Wakimoto, National Center for Atmospheric Research director
William Gern, University of Wyoming vice president for research

For all presentations and the ribbon cutting, watch the NWSC Grand Opening Playlist (coming soon).

The NWSC, funded by the National Science Foundation with additional support from the state of Wyoming and a broad public-private consortium, will be a mainstay of U.S. geoscience computing for decades to come. Its extraordinary computing power will enable scientists to capture many aspects of our planet's workings in unprecedented detail. The results will improve forecasting of hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe storms; map critical supplies of water; boost predictions of wildfire behavior; help protect society from solar disruptions; and address many other concerns.

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