In response to President Obama's call to action on the Climate Data Initiative, we invite scientists studying climate change issues to submit proposals for accessing massive supercomputing power to advance their research.
To date, over 300,000 World Community Grid volunteers have already provided sustainability scientists with the equivalent of almost 100,000 years of computing power to support researchers in numerous fields, including energy, water and agricultural science:
- The University of Virginia’s Computing for Sustainable Water project is shedding new light on the effects of human activity on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Organizations and policymakers will be able to use this data-driven insight to guide their efforts to support the restoration and health of the area.
- The University of Washington’s Nutritious Rice for the World project studied rice proteins that could help farmers breed new strains with higher yields and greater disease and pest resistance. New crops like these will be vital in areas that face changing climate conditions.
- In what we believe to be the most extensive quantum chemical investigation to date, Harvard University’s Clean Energy Project has discovered 35,000 materials with the potential to double carbon-based solar cell efficiency after screening more than two million organic materials on World Community Grid. These discoveries could result in solar cells that are cheaper, easier to produce and more efficient than ever before.
- Empowering America’s Agricultural Sector and Strengthening Food Resilience through the President’s Climate Data Initiative
- IBM to make free supercomputing power available to sustainability scientists
- Answering the President's Call to Support Climate Change Research
- Personalising climate change through open data and apps