It's great to see the folks getting fantastic uptake on the community computation simulation - over 250,000 a sponsor of the effort, it's great to see those idle cycles going to good use.

Your PCs forecast climate future uses the power of thousands of ordinary PCs

A computer model of climate run on home PCs in conjunction with the BBC has yielded its first results.

About 250,000 people downloaded software from onto their home computers, each running a single simulation of the future.

The results suggest the UK could be about 3C warmer than now in 75 years' time, agreeing with other models.

Full details will be revealed at the weekend in a BBC TV programme presented by Sir David Attenborough.

Source: BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Your PCs forecast climate future