Kings Distributed Systems, or Kings DS, is a distributed supercomputer that promises to provide the next generation of supercomputers. Here’s our Kings DS review.
What Is Kings Distributed Systems?
Kings Distributed Systems can be found online at KingsDS.network. The website introduces itself by stating that the next-generation of supercomputers will be distributed. They plan to create that next generation of supercomputer.
Here’s the reason why Kings DS is important: today, we use distributed networks to power the cryptocurrency world and the digital economy. However, we still rely on centralized computers and centralized servers. Centralized systems can’t keep up with distributed networks.
With that in mind, Kings DS wants to harness the power of smart devices. Users can access the unused processing power of their smart devices, then sell that processing power in exchange for SPARC tokens. Meanwhile, researchers at universities can purchase SPARC tokens to access enormous supercomputing power.
What Problems Does Kings Distributed Systems Seek To Solve?
Kings DS claims that the bitcoin network uses 5000 peta-hashes per second, but 99.999% of that power is used on unaccepted hashes.
5000 peta-hashes accounts for 6400 times the Top 500 Supercomputers combined. It’s a ridiculous amount of power.
Meanwhile, researchers at universities and institutions often struggle to access the supercomputing power they need. Kings DS aims to solve all of these problems with distributed computing based on the blockchain.
How Does Kings Distributed Systems Work?
How does Kings DS plan to dedicate more processing power to research projects and cryptocurrencies? Kings DS describes how modern computers, mobile devices, and even IoT devices have extremely fast processors. By connecting these machines to a network, we can access an enormous amount of distributed processing power.
The key technology with Kings DS is the web-based extension, capable of running in any web browser. That web application uses existing webkit technology and an ERC20 token to access unused device power.
Kings DS calls this extension its cross platform application.
The basic idea behind this application is that you run the app through your web browser, then give your unused processing power to the Kings DS network. If your device can run an internet browser, then it can run the Kings DS cross platform application.
The Kings Distributed Systems Cross Platform Application Features
Here are the core features of the Kings DS cross platform application:
Kings DS gets you online faster using languages you already know. If your smart device can run an internet browser, it can run the Kings DS application.
The current Kings DS technology takes advantage of recently-released WebGL 2.0 Vertex shaders to give you native speeds. Kings DS has positioned its network to be the first adopter of the Khronos Group’s Web Compute Shaders.
Kings DS will work across platforms. If your device can run a web browser, it can join the Kings DS network. You can even access command line options for systems without GUIs.
Kings DS leverages existing webkit technology for enhanced security. The application is compartmentalized “with the same standards as your internet browser”.
Kings DS runs on top of HTTPS and uses a decentralized ERC20 token. Anyone can join and earn coins for their unused device power.
Offsetting Device Costs:
Kings DS is developing target markets where most of its devices are mobile. This allows users in China and India to run applications overnight, which helps to significantly offset their costs. In other words, someone in China or India could buy a more expensive smartphone or computer, then allow the device to run overnight to make money.
The Kings Distributed Systems Science Power And Research Coin (SPARC)
The SPARC token is at the center of the Kings DS ecosystem. Science Power and Research Coins are designed to reward people who give their processing power to the network.
Meanwhile, people who need processing power can purchase SPARC tokens, then use those tokens to purchase processing power from the network.
Specifically, projects that need power purchase SPARC from an exchange and then attach them to their work. Miners compete each week for available tokens for each project. At the end of the week the tokens are divided among the miners relative to their completed work. Tokens can then be exchanged directly for computing power from the network, or traded on the exchange.
The tokens are ERC-20 tokens built on the Ethereum network. As the Kings DS website explains, they’re “backed by computer power” so they’re guaranteed to hold value into the future. As long as people are willing to pay for computing power, the coin will have value.
Kings DS also describes how the demand for computer power is endless. When more power becomes available, higher-precision models and experiments can run continuously.
Some of the possible applications for Kings DS include MatLab and Maple, COMSOL, and Blender, for example, among other high-resource-usage applications.