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Re: idle CPU markets
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An entity calling itself "Wei Dai <[email protected]>" allegedly wrote:
> What other problems would benefit from easy access to lots of distributed
> CPU cycles?
Well there are plenty of applications that want lots of cycles, but
there are several problems with the idle CPU market approach to getting
(Examples I can think of: rendering of movie-quality graphics in
non-real-time, scientific computation/modelling, compiling...)
1. Many such applications want their computation to be highly
responsive-- the long turn-around involved in farming your task
over a WAN is often prohibitive. (E.g. real-time graphics.)
2. Also many applications that need this kind of power are highly
sensitive to inaccuracy or fraud. A scientific modelling experiment
which uses zillions of cycles can be rendered completely worthless
if a tiny calculation that had been farmed to Joe Blow is done wrong
or is lied about by Joe.
3. Similarly, many such applications are highly confidential.
I'm sure some cypherpunks have good ideas on how to deal with
problems 3 and maybe 2...
"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield."
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