To push the boundaries of Earth system science, you have to push the boundaries of computing. That's where Cheyenne comes in.
Cheyenne is a 5.34-petaflops machine built for science. The supercomputer is a resource for researchers at NCAR and across the country who want to run increasingly detailed models that simulate complex processes and how they might unfold in the future. These predictions — which span everything from streamflow to solar energy to severe weather — give resource managers and policy experts valuable information for planning ahead and mitigating risk.
Cheyenne is funded by the National Science Foundation and the state of Wyoming, and it's housed at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center along with the landmark data storage system known as GLADE, the Globally Accessible Data Environment.
NCAR also provides the community with specialized data analysis and visualization resources.