Please read this page before downloading BOINC and starting climateprediction.net.
Taking part in climateprediction.net takes commitment – each climate simulation will take from between a few days to several months to complete, dependent on the model type, your computer speed and how much you leave it on. Incomplete runs cannot be handed on to another participant to complete.
Running climateprediction.net is quite demanding on your PC. Laptops can overheat if they are working hard over a long period, and machines without enough RAM will struggle to run the software.
If your computer does not meet the minimum specification, don’t start the climateprediction.net project. If you have joined the project and decide your computer cannot cope, simply “Detach” from the project.
The table shows the minimum requirements to run climateprediction.net on your machine:
|Operating system||Hardware||Disk space||RAM|
|Windows 2003 Server||1.6GHz||1GB||512MB|
|Intel Mac OS X||1.66GHz||600MB||192MB|
|Red Hat Linux 8.X, 9.X||1.6GHz||1GB||512MB|
|Mandrake Linux 10.x||1.6GHz||1GB||512MB|
|Debian Linux 3.0||1.6GHz||1GB||512MB|
|Hex-core (requires 64-bit OS)||–||12GB||4.5GB|
|8-core (requires 64-bit OS)||–||16GB||6GB|
|Any type of Internet connection (e.g. dial-up, broadband, ISDN, LAN) is suitable to:
If you deliberately overclock your CPU, you will be more prone to random crashes of the model.
The application graphics requires a graphics card that supports OpenGL, with up-to-date drivers.