The cep2 WCG BOINC Project has released a 400Tb Database into the Public Domain to encourage further research on solar energy supply and related materials, that was created solely from the efforts of BOINC crunchers.
Its set to transform the World's Energy Supply by creating more efficient Solar Panel materials (amongst other things) by up to a factor of 100........
Think about that ...... up to x100 cost reduction and/or efficiency gain, that's going to bring down the cost of Solar energy Massively
Its already got two other organisations pitching in with another $15million to continue research. Betting is that Solar panels could be up to 100 times more efficient in a short period of time (less than ten years) due to the new data collated solely by BOINC Crunchers.
Its set to transform energy supply on a Global Scale. The "Twitch" Factor has gone through the roof on this one, and IBM (the main sponsors) are preening themselves rofl :toothy2:
In the scientific world its creating a big stir ...... some references to get you going:
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2 ... olar-pants
http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/how-silico ... ergys-past
The Harvard Team Doing This:
The BOINC WCG angle:
5 April 2013 Update: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forum ... read,34966
https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/r ... verview.do
WCGs mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. You can choose from various work units to crunch: Fight AIDS, cure Cancer or support the Human Proteome Folding projects amongst many. Supported by IBM.
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