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iExec V4 will be released in December 2019. This upcoming version is key in the scaling and adoption of iExec, being faster, cheaper, and easier to use. Integrating features such Bag-of-Task, sidechain, GPU integration, TEE, UX improvements and more. Let’s see in detail what to expect for this upcoming release.
Last year, we saw the fully decentralized marketplace for cloud computing resources working, live on Ethereum main net. We also launched the very first complete off-chain trusted compute TEE solution for blockchain. With this next version, iExec V4 is all about scaling: the same service, but faster and at a lower cost. So, let’s take a look at how this is achieved and why it is so important for adoption.
This is a key feature that brings iExec closer to a classic cloud computing experience. ‘Bag-of-Tasks’ (BoT) scheduling has been extensively developed in grid computing infrastructures. It involves complexe submissions as a single transaction, containing multiple independent tasks that can be executed out of order. This optimises computation of applications such as video encoding, 3D rendering or big data analysis as they often rely on the processing of many independent sub-tasks. Bag of Tasks will optimise the iExec powered parallel applications, especially in the field of machine learning, i.e. optimization software such as iExec dapp Open Mole.
At V4 release, we’ll launch a sidechain for interactions on the iExec network. This sidechain is based on PoA chains and bridges (based on Parity Tech). Most on-chain operations on the platform don’t really need to “live on the blockchain forever”. However, a reliable blockchain is still required for the Proof-of-Contribution (PoCo) consensus protocol, and for keeping track of participants behaviors and payments as well as for storing information about what orders are available on the network. Following ...
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