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For companies like Microsoft and Amazon, the answer to the world’s need for ever-increasing amounts of processing power appears to be server farms. For GAIMIN, the Swiss-based technology company it’s gaimin.cloud (www.gaimin.cloud).
But while cloud solutions are nothing new, gaimin.cloud departs from the path of Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure in hardware location. GAIMIN wants its processing power decentralized.
That is, it wants gaimin.cloud to harness the power of the world’s gaming PCs – addressing the global ‘deficit’ in processing power. It’s an issue that made headlines in 2018, when Microsoft’s Satya Nadella told the World Economic Forum in Davos that the world was “running out of computing capacity”.
Nadella added that quantum computing would be needed “to create all of these rich experiences we talk about, all of this artificial intelligence”.
What is gaimin.cloud?
For GAIMIN’S part there’s a nuanced answer: approximately $200bn worth of processing power laying dormant for 20+ hours per day in the homes of PC gamers around the world.
Home PCs are self-powered, self-maintained and self-upgraded, and gaimin.cloud is engineered to utilise this power either when dormant or being used for gameplay (you can decide how much processing power to provide). .
How? Access to your own gaming PC’s processing power by GAIMIN’s decentralized processing network comes via GAIMIN’s own app. And so gaimin.cloud works just like a server farm or other data processing network.
Effectively, gaimin.cloud can be put to work on demanding tasks worthy of legacy server farms and beyond, by making use of the systems we have in our homes when they are available.
How does gaimin.cloud work?
For users, gaimin.cloud starts and ends with the GAIMIN app. The free to download app permits the technology’s access to users’ systems.
gaimin.cloud can identify available devices connected via the app and builds its data processing network based on priority, available processing power and maximum efficiency.
We’ll come back to the app further down, but for users with it installed there are clear benefits.
What can gaimin.cloud do?
In a nutshell, it can distribute projects requiring large amounts of processing power to available processing cycles in connected users’ gaming PCs.
CEO and co-founder Martin Speight has likened gaimin.cloud to Uber; making use of an existing resource to supply a demand (for Uber, it’s using cars to supply ad hoc but dependable travel).
GAIMIN has successfully delivered monetizing functionality to power blockchain computations (commonly known as mining) using automated decision making and machine learning – all powered by gaimin.cloud.
The company also reported it could use the cloud network to enable large rendering projects, and potentially utilize it to support processing required for AI-powered services.
In theory, there’s no limit to what it may be used for where additional processing power is required. The only issue being that there needs to be supply to match the demand for its distributed processing power.
In the case of gaimin.cloud, it’s users with gaming PCs that are the supply just like Uber drivers with their cars. Why would PC users want their systems to be part of gaimin.cloud? GAIMIN’s answer is an app it believes “every gamer” will want on their computer.
Designed as a gaming platform, and a Web 3 and Web 2.5 game launcher. The GAIMIN app is free, runs in the background and actively generates rewards for users, who can control the amount of processing dedicated to the cloud network.
Importantly, GAIMIN is developing an SDK allowing game developers working with Unreal Engine or Unity to bring blockchain and Web 3 functionality to Web 3 games for in-game assets.
GAIMIN’s in-game assets
Having achieved proof-of-concept success in Minecraft and GTA V, GAIMIN’s SDK allows the creation of cross-game assets; alternatively called interoperable, cross-game utility NFTs.
For GAIMIN, this means the potential for offering Web 3 innovation in Web 2 games. So, as an example, the technology exists to make a sword designed as a Minecraft asset available in GTA V as a different asset.
These NFTs can be tracked in the app, transactions carried out too, and there is an in-built marketplace as well as game-specific rewards to consider.
For example, you could purchase V-Bucks for use in Fortnite using the rewards accumulated by being part of the Gaimin Cloud network.
GAIMIN is also targeting the app launching future games first too. A key example being the The Harvest, a play-and-earn MOBA third-person shooter which counts among its partners Binance NFT and BNB Chain.
GAIMIN GMRX rewards and more
The key reward users will receive for their systems taking part in gaimin.cloud is GAIMIN’s own GMRX crypto token, delivered as upto 90 per cent of the job fee GAIMIN itself receives.
This means for any fee GAIMIN receives for its gaimin.cloud distributed data processing, upto 90 per cent of it is passed on to the owners of the systems used in the network.
GMRX can be used on the app’s own marketplace, and an equivalent USDC amount will also be shown at the top of the app too, so you can track in real-time the effective $USD value of the work your system has contributed to cloud projects.
The app also includes a crypto wallet for storing of GMRX and NFT assets. And, as with any marketplace you can transfer ownership or sell items you own, or even transfer funds.
An important point here though, is that it is ownership that users have of assets – unlike in-game assets acquired elsewhere which exist in the game only and can be revoked or lost.
With ever increasing demands for supercomputers, quantum computing and processing power in general, GAIMIN looks to deliver a solution that does away with legacy server farms for the benefit of all involved in its own distributed processing network.
Harnessing the power of dormant gaming PC processing, GAIMIN can offer projects in need huge amounts of distributed processing, while allowing gamers to benefit (and to keep on doing so). It could be a win-win-win, and the GAIMIN app could offer a lot more going forward.
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