NCAR Bill Signed by Governor

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Governor Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming has signed a bill into law that removes a potential bureaucratic bump in building the new National Center for Atmospheric Research [NCAR] supercomputing center in Cheyenne.  NCAR has partnered with the University of Wyoming, the state of Wyoming and the University of Colorado at Boulder to spearhead the new center for climate and atmospheric research.

According to the article, the center is slated to open in late 2010 or early 2011 at a cost of $60 million.  Considering the recent NSF Track awards, $60 million is a real bargain for an operational supercomputing center.  Wyoming is one step closer to breaking ground.  You can read the full article here.