Over at the Star Tribune, Jeremy Fugleberg writes that the NCAR supercomputer facility in Wyoming recently won top honors for its environmentally friendly design. Located in Cheyenne, the facility won first place in the facility design implementation category in the 2013 Green Enterprise IT Awards from the Uptime Institute.
Nearly 10 years of planning and hard work went into designing this facility to be as sustainable as possible, and it is gratifying to have the facility in production use and be able to share what we’ve done,” said Aaron Andersen, deputy director of operations and services at NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, in a news release. “We hope this facility advances the entire industry.”
Operated by NCAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the new datacenter houses the Yellowstone supercomputer and is partially powered by wind turbines.