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NCAR's next supercomputer is expected to deliver roughly 3.5 times the scientific throughput of the current Cheyenne supercomputer, advancing Earth system science research as depicted in this CISL Visualization Gallery image from a Community Earth System Model variable-resolution regional climate simulation.
HPE to build new NCAR supercomputer

HPE Cray XE cluster will be delivered in the fall of 2021 and become operational early in 2022.

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An image of volume renderings showing the simulated dispersal of wildfire smoke over the Western U.S. in late August 2020.
NOAA and NCAR team up to support wildfire research

Researchers run NOAA's High-Resolution Rapid Refresh fire-atmosphere model using NCAR’s VAPOR software to study 2020’s record-breaking fire season across the Western U.S.

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Smoke plume in the background from a prescribed, experimental burn in Fishlake National Forest, Utah. Foreground, mobile Ka-band polarized Doppler radar mounted on a truck.
Cheyenne supports active wildfire research as fires burn

Researchers run coupled fire-atmosphere models on Cheyenne to study how fires create their own weather and to inform firefighters about potential changes in weather conditions and smoke pollution.

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Part of an MPAS visualization at a high resolution
Significant GPU capability coming to NCAR Earth system modeling

NCAR is entering the final phases of selecting a successor to the Cheyenne HPC system.

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SEA conference registration open

Registration is open for the Improving Scientific Software Conference 2021, which will be held virtually March 22-26.