PC power recruited to compute climate change scenarios

February 2006
Ecos;Feb/Mar2006, Issue 129, p6
Blog Entry
The article reports on the use of personal computers (PC) to help run complicated projections on climate change impact in Great Britain. The British Broadcasting Corp. together with Oxford University established an experiment which utilizes downloadable Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing software that allows computing power to scientific research projects. Through the process, researchers were able to seize down large computations regarding climate forecasting. Furthermore, a huge number of calculations were involved, and individual PC power can pitch in by testing models with different combinations of variables.


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