September 22, 2005

Linux Desktop and Negative Total Cost of Ownership

Anonymous Reader writes "CPUShare has been founded with the goal of connecting together the computers of the Internet in order to create a general purpose low cost World Wide Supercomputer available to everybody to use in a matter of minutes, controlled by a market for the CPU resources that chooses the price of the CPU resources using the supply and demand law in real time.
CPUShare is the first technology that can recycle CPU cycles over the Internet without requiring donations (in terms of a electric energy and aging of the CPU) from the home users.

CPUShare allows the home users to be rewarded with cash and in turn to profit from the significant power of their hardware that otherwise would be wasted every day.

Using the CPUCoins (the CPUCoins are a virtual credit, like in a video game), CPUShare can be optionally used as an energy accumulator, without requiring cash transactions to be useful. After accumulating CPUCoins, users can be allowed to share them with their friends, so that joint supercomputing projects can be developed too.

CPUShare might give to the Linux Desktop a Negative Total Cost of Ownership: thanks to CPUShare Linux is the first operative system that allows its users to sell the CPU resources online, to avoid wasting them."

Link: cpushare.com

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