Salad Technologies is asking for help PC players around the world borrow their unused devices to build the world’s largest supercomputer and earn digital rewards in return.
Since the launch of Salad in 2018, more than 250,000 players have signed up for it, called exams, and taken advantage of their idle idle desktop computers confirm block chain through it open source desktop application.
Now, Salad is expanding this concept and launching a marketplace that gives its chefs combined processing power for advanced computationally intensive tasks such as medical research, artificial intelligence development, and design.
Salad claims that the average performance of the network is steady at over 30 petaFLOPS, and the computing power of its network has already surpassed the ninth fastest supercomputer in the world.
“The consumer hardware market is huge. When we started the salad, there were about 400 million gaming devices in the world, and most of them collected dust 22 hours a day. If you want to activate that kind of offering, you have to show everyone how to make the most of their computer, ”said Bob Miles, CEO of Salad.
Distributed computing projects, like Folding @ Home, has been around for a while, but they don’t reward users in the same way as a salad.
In return for borrowing unused gaming devices, Salad users earn rewards that they can redeem for games, gift cards, and subscriptions.
The company shares that in the last three months alone, its chefs have jointly generated $ 500,000 in prize value and redeemed more than 40,000 unique prizes in the process.
“The past year has really shown us what our chefs can do, and we’re excited to see them get cracks with these diverse workloads and even higher incomes on the road,” Miles says.
The company is also working to build a payment gateway known as SaladPay that will allow users to shop online using the value they earn by sharing unused resources.