November 17, 2010
Climate change: all the facts aren’t in? Help gather more!
You may have used your spare processing power to search for aliens with SETI@home.
But now you can use your spare cycles to track regional climate events, with climateprediction.net’s weather@home app. Download the app to your PC (the app is currently PC-only), and let it crunch local data in the background.
Projects like these put a social twist on the “distributed” in distributed processing power. If only we could use all that time we spend online for some organized real-world results . . . with projects like these, we don’t even need to be online. We can leave that to our computers.