iExec Onboards New GPU Computing Provider Genesis Cloud, Used by EDF

Wassim Bendella
Dec 18, 2019 · 3 min read

iExec, the cloud computing marketplace has announced the onboarding of Genesis Cloud as a new GPU provider. France’s largest utility provider EDF is leveraging this new offer to execute on iExec’s decentralized cloud its applications that require heavy GPU power.

iExec is a decentralized marketplace for computing resources. It allows
individuals and enterprises to monetize their applications and datasets,
and to trade computing power.

iExec has just released its V4 along with GPU integration, to accelerate workloads and enable new business applications — and a dedicated sidechain, to significantly reduce fees and speed up transactions.

iExec onboards Genesis Cloud as a new cloud computing provider

To deliver GPU computing, iExec has onboarded Genesis Cloud as a new cloud computing provider. Genesis Cloud supplies high-performance GPUs at an ultra low cost. Their fleet of machines is particularly well-suited for machine learning, visual effects rendering, big data analytics or cognitive computing.

In the field of machine learning, Genesis Cloud along with iExec can be used from data exploration to building and training your machine learning model across a GPU cluster and deploying your model to production for compute-intensive prediction jobs.

Electrical utility giant ‘EDF’ runs heavy workloads on Genesis Cloud using iExec

The fifth-largest utility company worldwide EDF has recently deployed GPUSPH on Ethereum by using iExec. This application is a popular simulator for modeling fluids developed and used by EDF, which requires heavy GPU power.

EDF has conducted successful tests in running GPUSPH on the machines of Genesis Cloud located in Sweden and Iceland, by relying on the iExec marketplace. There are multiple advantages for running EDF’s applications on a private worker pool:

  • Increasing the resilience of GPUSPH by running it on a decentralized network of machines
  • Managing EDF’s peak loads of computing power
  • Providing a clear situation of the available computers (instead of looking for an available machine on-site, all the available work orders are listed on the iExec marketplace)
  • Complete trail record of executions

Connecting more requesters with cloud providers

iExec and EDF will pursue exploring how blockchain technology can better optimize computing infrastructures and will launch other experiments on iExec in the future. In parallel, the Genesis Cloud offering opens up the way for new applications that require heavy processing on GPUs.

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Wassim Bendella

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Wassim Bendella is a business developer at iExec, a blockchain startup decentralizing the cloud market (previously at Shell and Cointelegraph).

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