Artwork revealed for supercomputer named by Riverton Middle School student

(h/t NCAR Science via Twitter)

(Riverton, WY) – Back in April, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced the name, Derecho, submitted by local student Cael Arbogast was selected for their new supercomputer.

Today, October 5th, NCAR revealed the outer artwork or “skin” for the Derecho. Check out the details below.

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Cael, a Riverton Middle School 8th grader at the time, said he “picked the name because a derecho is an intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorm that travels long and great distances bringing many storms with it. This new supercomputer has to move at a fast speed for everybody to use all across the country. I thought this name would be a good fit provided that lots of scientists and others will be using this computer all across the country and for weather all throughout the world.”

Learn more about Derecho here.

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