This quote is from IEXEC White Paper (p. 5). It’s about traditional computing infrastructure challenges.
3.2 Traditional computing infrastructure challenges
The existing Clouds cannot fulfill the requirements of DApps that need fully decentralized infrastructures for their execution.
Meanwhile, there is a growing demand for computing power from industries and scientific communities to run large applications and process huge volumes of data. The computing power to run Big Data application is most often provided by Cloud and High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructures.
However, Cloud and HPC infrastructure is complex and expensive. That means that innovative small businesses often don’t have the means and the expertise to acquire and operate HPC platforms, while traditional Cloud infrastructure vendors like Amazon AWS are still very expensive for demanding applications (e.g. GPU rendering). Furthermore, data-centers consume a lot of energy for running the servers and the cooling systems, which is costly and impact negatively the environment.
We need a new form of distributed Cloud that can enable blockchain computing and lower the cost of infrastructure usage.
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