Commemorative exhibit installed at the NWSC

By Brian Bevirt
04/26/2018 - 11:00am

Staff at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) used part of the Yellowstone supercomputer to create a striking new exhibit in the NWSC Main Conference Room. To commemorate their inaugural supercomputer, NWSC staff mounted its front panels on the conference room wall. The panels feature a photograph of the Great Fountain Geyser in Yellowstone National Park to represent the computer’s name and recognize the facility’s ongoing support from the State of Wyoming.

Yellowstone exhibit at NWSC
The Great Fountain Geyser photograph was taken by Michael Melford for the National Geographic Society. (Exhibit photo by Gary New.)

Measuring more than 12 feet wide by 6 feet tall, the exhibit includes a poster describing the supercomputer’s history, performance, and value to science. It also includes a tribute to Al Kellie, the CISL Director who led NCAR’s efforts to design, fund, and construct the NWSC as well as the planning, procurement, installation, and production operation of Yellowstone.