The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced that it would develop a new supercomputing facility in Cheyenne, WY, with construction expected to be complete in 2010.

NCAR is building the center in partnership with the University of Wyoming, the State of Wyoming, the Cheyenne–Laramie County Corporation for Economic Development, the Wyoming Business Council, and CU-Boulder. The new center will be the first NCAR facility to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its design, construction, and operation. Measuring 108,000 square feet in total with 15,000-20,000 square feet of raised floor, it will be built for 8 megawatts of power, with 4-5 megawatts for computing and 3-4 for cooling.