BBC Climate Change Study

The BBC is using a distributed computer
modeling project to measure climate change. Here’s the link for this
interesting project.

The BBC is calling for volunteers to participate in a distributed computing project to monitor global climate change. Identical in principle to the SETI distributed computer model, the experiment has been created for the BBC by climateprediction.net, using BOINC software courtesy of the University of California, Berkeley.

These projects create a virtual super-computer by using the background processing power of hundreds, if not thousands, of personal computers. It’s a passive way of lending computer power to scientists who are modeling global temperature changes to predict how they affect the climate and global warming. Interesting. However, it’s designed only for PCs. Mac users need not apply.

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