DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING: Climate Modeling@Home

Science  12 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5639, pp. 1449e
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5639.1449e

Now you can put your idle computer to work helping to refine estimates of global climate change. Climateprediction.net, organized by researchers at the University of Oxford and several other institutions, aims to reduce the uncertainty of climate forecasts by running models on personal computers yoked together to form a virtual supercomputer. Like similar projects that are scanning for extraterrestrial signals and evaluating potential cancer drugs, climateprediction.net multiplies computing power by parceling out a small part of the analysis to each participating machine. Download the software at:

http://www.climateprediction.net/

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