Equipment delivery and installation of the new IBM supercomputing system called " Yellowstone" has begun at the NCAR-Wyoming  Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne. "Yellowstone' , is a 1.5-petaflop high-performance computing system which will consists of a cluster of high performance supercomputing processors, a massive storage facility, and a special system for visualizing data.

NCAR spokesman David Hosanksy says NWSC will provide advanced computing services to scientists across the country who study weather, oceanography, air pollution, climate, space weather, computational science and other topics related to the geosciences. An official grand opening is set for October 15, 2012.

The NWSC will be operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). It will be owned by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which manages NCAR. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).