Blockchain Technology to Power Next-Generation Distributed Supercomputers
Supercomputers are very high and dazzling speeds in order to advance research in aerospace, fundamental physics and cosmology, science climate, genomics and medicine, and supercomputers are ultrahigh performance machines.
Supercomputing research in the U.S. received a boost with the N.S.C.I, which was introduced in 2015 to advance “exascale” supercomputers capable of performing a quintillion operations a second which is 30 times faster than today’s any fastest Computers, or 1 exaflop, by 2025. Of course, other countries, notably including China, have similarly well-funded plans.
There is much truth in the perception of supercomputers as expensive toys that only major GOV. and the global corporation can afford it. This the idea of pay as you go massively distributed cloud supercomputing. and the blockchain technology that powers Bitcoin could have an important role to play.
The distribution of supercomputing is expensively suitable 4 those demanding computing problems that are amenable to massive parallelization, splitting it a massive problem into much smaller tasks that can be farmed out easily by a distributed network.
Volunteer citizen scientists have contributed their own computing resources to BOINC projects for karma points and the satisfaction of contributing to imp. causes. It was the new crowdsourced supercomputing paradigm that can achieve critical mass only once viable ways to financially rewards the participants are introduced.
It’s worth noting that BTC provided a spectacular demonstration that the general masses will flock to the weirdest ideas proposed by scientists and social activists, only if they can make some money in the process.
Now about the distribution of networks, it was distributed network of computers managed by blockchain and smart contracts can create a shared economy where anyone with a computer can borrow idle computing power and make a side income. The P2P nature of the blockchain and distributed ledgers will also help move computation closer to where the data is being generated.
Because of the blockchain allows for a decentralized infrastructure, it can bring the data closer to their consumers and producers, a distributed cloud computing platform,” whereas with centralized cloud computing data centers tend to be located in remote areas.
In fact, while contributors of computing power are unlikely to make more than pocket change by offering their spaces computing power,blockchain-based distributed cloud supercomputing cloud creates interesting opportunities for operators based close to the data sources.