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September 30, 2008 8:31 AM Subscribe
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"The Quake-Catching Network
is a collaborative initiative for developing the world's largest, low-cost strong-motion seismic network by utilizing sensors in and attached to internet-connected computers." The Economist's writeup notes
that, since network communications are (sometimes) faster than the speed of sound in the earth's crust, a distributed network's observations of a temblor might reach a warning network before the quake itself reaches a traditional seismometer.
This appears to be the first use of Berkeley's Open Infrastructure for Network Computing
as a sensor network, rather than for number-crunching.