A Technology for innovation
Usage of Big Data and High Performance Computing applications and the infrastructures to run them is a necessity for the design of innovative products and services.
A Technology for everyone
HPC is too complex and too expensive for innovative SMEs and individuals. iEx.ec provides on-demand, secure and scalable access to an unlimited set of computing resources (CPU, storage, GPU) .
A mature technology
Our technology is based on XtremWeb-HEP, a software for parallel and distributed computing used in production in the public domain for 10 years (signal processing, image, high energy physics, aeronautics, finance, etc.)
iEx.ec relies on the Ethereum blockchain to organize a global P2P market, where everyone can rent computing resources and applications. This lowers the cost of IT and provides better energy efficiency.
Building the Distributed Cloud that will support Distributed Applications (DApps)
iEx.ec aims at providing distributed applications running on the blockchain a scalable, secure and easy access to the services, the data-sets and the computing resources they need. This technology relies on the Ethereum smart contracts and allows building a virtual Cloud infrastructure that provides high-performance computing services on demand.
iEx.ec 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 [BOINC]) is to collect the computer resources underutilized on the Internet to execute very large parallel applications at the fraction of the cost of a traditional supercomputer. Since the early 2000’s we have pushed this idea to its extreme limit. We produced numerous software and algorithms that introduced breakthrough innovations in the area of large scale data processing, data management, parallel computing, security and dependability, QoS, interoperability with eScience infrastructures and many more.
iEx.ec 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.
Thanks to iEx.ec, we can now organize decentralized infrastructures and market places, where everyone will be able to rent its computing resources (CPU, storage, GPU, …), where the innovative SMEs which design Big Data and HPC applications will be able to sell them online immediately with the needed resources to run them, and where highly valued data-sets will be rentable with a fine-grain business model. Moreover, because the blockchain provides distributed consensus and resiliency while being fully distributed, we think that it’s going to change drastically the way we design distributed systems and applications.
iEx.ec is just the beginning of a new era!