Sunday, February 06, 2005


ClimatePredictions.Net website

This project has put together a distributed computing network of some 95,000 PCs, and is using them to simulate climate change. The first results of the project, suggesting higher than previously reported temperature changes as a result of global warming, were published in Nature on January 27, 2005. (See the related YahooNews! Science/Reuters article.) The effort has to date simulated 4,702,416 model years of climate. People from 150 countries (from Uruguay to Uzbekistan and Sierra Leone to Singapore) have downloaded the software, allowing their computers to run the simulations on background.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI@home) is a more famous and larger application using a distributed network of home computers as a super computer.

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