CPUsage is a new startup that pays to rent your computer's processing power. The company aims to harness the power of tons of ordinary desktops and laptops to provide a cheaper alternative to companies who would otherwise have to process their data using expensive supercomputers.
CPUsage is simple and easy to use. Users need only to signup for CPUsage's service and then download and install their software. Processing assignments are sent to your computer when you are away and suspended when you return. CPUsage users are rewarded with points that can exchanged for such rewards as Xbox Live and restaurant gift cards.
CPUsage is currently undergoing beta testing and is accepting applicants. If you would like to learn more about CPUsage, watch the above video interview with the company's CEO and cofounder Jeff Martens.
CPUsage Pays to Use Your PC's Unused Processing Power
1. Shared Computing Power - CPUsage taps into the unused processing power of individual computers to provide a cost-effective alternative to expensive supercomputers.
2. Crowdsourced Processing - CPUsage harnesses a network of ordinary desktops and laptops to collectively handle large-scale data processing tasks.
3. Incentivized Computing - CPUsage incentivizes users by rewarding them with points that can be redeemed for popular gift cards.
1. Cloud Computing - CPUsage disrupts the cloud computing industry by offering a distributed processing solution at a lower cost.
2. Data Processing and Analytics - CPUsage presents a disruptive innovation opportunity within the data processing and analytics industry by providing an alternative method for handling large-scale data tasks.
3. Rewards and Loyalty Programs - CPUsage's incentivized computing model offers opportunities for disruption in the rewards and loyalty programs industry.