HPCwire reported yesterday that NCAR will form a partnership with the University of Wyoming and the State of Wyoming to build a new supercomputing center for the study of climate and weather.
The NSF and the Wyoming legislature still need to approve the $60M USD deal.
Construction of the $60 million data center for the geosciences will begin this year, once funding and other approvals are completed. The center will open in late 2010 or early 2011. It will generate new collaborations between NCAR, the University of Wyoming, the University of Colorado, other Front Range institutions, and the rest of the research community.