As the Operations Manager at the NCAR Wyoming Computing Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming since before the facility's opening in 2012, Gary New sees his role as being responsive to his talented team and their various work-related needs, not the other way around. Based upon his team's track record, his approach seems to be working.
Cheyenne Supercomputer Makes Its Debut
The National Center for Atmospheric Research’s new supercomputer, Cheyenne, began production operations this month, making its debut as the 20th fastest supercomputer in the world. It will allow researchers to tackle challenging problems by running sophisticated models at higher resolutions and is three times more powerful than its predecessor, Yellowstone.
40 years ago, the world's first supercomputer arrived at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory boasting more memory and speed (80 million calculations per second) than any other computer in the world. 40 years and many supercomputers later, Cheyenne makes its debut at number 20 on the Supercomputing 500 List.