Wyoming student wins supercomputer naming contest with "Derecho"

By Staff
04/12/2021 - 11:30am

A Wyoming middle school student has won a statewide competition to name one of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

The winning name, Derecho, is for the new system to be installed at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne. It was selected out of more than 200 submissions from Wyoming K-12 students as part of a naming competition that NCAR conducted in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education and the Wyoming Governor’s Office.

Read the full news release here.

Panorama of the 2020 Midwest derecho with shelf cloud.
Panorama of the 2020 Midwest derecho with shelf cloud. Photo courtesy of Maddie Murphy from National Weather Service.