BLUEPRINT FOR DECENTRALIZED CLOUD COMPUTING
iExec aims at providing decentralized applications running on the blockchain a scalable, secure
and easy access to the services, data-sets and computing resources they need. This technology
relies on Ethereum smart contracts and allows the building of a virtual cloud infrastructure that
provides high-performance computing services on demand.
iExec leverages a set of research technologies that have been developed at the INRIA and CNRS
research institutes in the field of Desktop Grid computing. The idea of Desktop Grid (aka. Volunteer
Computing) is to collect the computer resources that are underutilized on the Internet to execute
very large parallel applications at the fraction of the cost of a traditional supercomputer.
iExec relies on XtremWeb-HEP, a mature, solid, and open-source Desktop Grid software which implements
all the needed features: fault-tolerance, multi-applications, multi-users, hybrid public/private
infrastructure, deployment of virtual images, data management, security and accountability,
and many more.
iExec is developing a new Proof-of-Contribution (PoCo) protocol, that will allow off-chain consensus.
Thanks to the Proof-of-Contribution, external resource providers will have the usage of their
resources certified directly in the blockchain.
iExec aims to deploy a scalable, high-performance, secure and manageable infrastructure sidechain
that will promote a new form of distributed governance, involving key HPC, big data and cloud industry
We believe in a future of decentralized infrastructure and market network, where big data and HPC
applications, highly valued data-sets, and computing resources (storage, CPU, GPU) will be monetized
on the blockchain with the highest level of transparency, resiliency and security – and iExec as
the key platform powering this future.
iExec is building the Internet’s next step. Be part of it!