Want to make your computer more useful than just reading e-mail, playing solitare and googling yourself? Within a few minutes you can have your computer crunching numbers to help predict global warming.
ClimatePrediction.net has created software that runs models of
climatechange thousands of times. According to their website, the
goal of thisis to
"improve methods to quantify
uncertainties of climate projectionsand scenarios, including
long-term ensemble simulations using complexmodels."
Basically, instead of having this team buy a room full
ofsupercomputers they want to borrow some time on your computer --
timeyou aren't even using. By having thousands of people donate
computertime they hope to run thousands of simulations. This has
never beendone before and will lead to a greater understanding of
our climate.You'll still be able to run all your normal computer
We at Greenpeace have setup our own team to contribute to this
Join "Team Greenpeace"
In order to participate you'll need
tohave a computer running at least Windows 98, or Linux on an
800mhz orfaster Pentium 3 processor. Mac users will need Mac OS X
on a G4processor or better. All users will need at least 600mb of
free harddrive space.