[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: idle CPU markets

At 18:45 26.10.95, Wei Dai wrote:

> What other problems would benefit from easy access to lots of
> distributed  CPU cycles?

It would be within the capability of smaller animation houses to render
a feature length computer-animated film at high quality without
significant capital equipment expenditure or excessive rental costs.

If the granularity of transaction is per-frame (not unreasonable for a
night's worth of cycles), the evil participant problem is avoidable
since each frame would have to be inspected by a person, and payment
for a correct frame approved by same, before it's integrated into the

Stephan Somogyi               Senior Editor               Digital Media