Dr Daniel Desjardins (Kings Distributed Systems Ltd.)
Modern day research requires extensive computing power. Researchers are competing for limited resources, either in availability or cost. The Distributed Compute Protocol (DCP) connects existing compute resources to researcher projects. Compute providers receive Distributed Compute Credits (DCC) in exchange for computing those projects. Credits can then be used to deploy new compute projects, or sold in DCP's global marketplace. By soaking up otherwise idle compute resources, DCP aims to support researchers and industry at a fraction of the cost of current commercial cloud computing services, disrupting existing market powers and accelerating compute-enabled research, innovation and discovery.