After Seti Home Predict Global Warming Home
Posted on 13 Oct 1999
by Martin Burns (MartinB)
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Following the runaway success of SETI@Home's search of the skies, the UK's Rutherford Lab is jumping on the distributed computing bandwagon to predict global warming.Like SETI@Home, Casino 21 uses a screensaver to harness users' computers' downtime to analyse and model centrally captured data. Given SETI@Home's 1.3m users and 95k years of computer time, RL are hoping for some pretty heavyweight support. Dunno - it doesn't seem as sexy to me... Here's the BBC story on the RL lab initiative. Evolt.org's own SETI team is doing just peachy by the way, with over a thousand work units processed in nearly 4 years of computer time. We haven't found anything definite yet, but some people have had some interesting spikes. If you're already doing SETI, you're very welcome to join the team.