National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)- Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
NCAR was established by the NSF in 1960 to provide the university community with world-class facilities and services that were beyond the reach of any individual institution. Since our inception as NSF's first federally funded research and development center, we have been managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, a nonprofit consortium of more than 115 colleges and universities.
NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) is a leader in supercomputing and data services necessary for the advancement of atmospheric and geospace science. CISL’s mission is to remain a leader at the forefront of ensuring that research universities, NCAR, and the larger atmospheric, oceanographic, and related research communities have access to the computational resources they need for their research. To fulfill the need for a stronger workforce at the intersection of High Performance Computing (HPC) and geoscience problems, CISL engages in education and outreach activities to inspire and attract a diverse future workforce.