NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center

The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) opened its doors in 2012 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Since then, more than 4,000 users from more than 575 universities and other institutions across the nation and overseas have used its advanced computing and data storage resources for research in the Earth system sciences.

The center is maintained and staffed by the NCAR Computational & Information Systems Lab (CISL) as part of CISL's mission to support and advanced the geosciences with world-class computing, data management, and research in computational science. The facility houses the computing and data storage resources described on the resources overview page.

Aerial view of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center

Aerial view of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center

The NWSC also plays a key role in CISL's outreach and education efforts, with a Visitor Center that hosts numerous student groups, facilities tours, and special youth-oriented activities such as hands-on Kids Code and Super Science Saturday events. Educational exhibits at the center inform K-12 students and the general public about how high-performance computing supports and advances scientific research and discoveries.

Visiting the NWSC

The center is temporarily closed to the public due to the pandemic, but interested groups are welcome to schedule virtual tours. See Visitor Center exhibits: All ages welcome! for details.

See how to get there.

NWSC partners

The NWSC is the result of a partnership between the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the State of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming, Cheyenne LEADS, Wyoming Business Council, and Black Hills Energy. It is operated by NCAR under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation.

Vendor access

Vendor personnel are allowed access to the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your NWSC Management representative for the latest procedures for entering the facility. If you are unsure about who your management representative or if you need further information and assistance, please contact the NWSC Security Desk at 307-996-4311.