Could the Warsaw startup revolutionize the IT world with its “Airbnb for computers” concept? – The first news
A Polish start-up that presents itself as the “future of IT” and has set itself the goal of becoming “the Airbnb for computers” is creating a buzz in the high-tech world.
Warsaw-based company Golem has garnered a lot of attention in the IT world since it came onto the scene a few years ago with the aim of providing an alternative to the peer-to-peer cloud computing platforms offered by Google and Microsoft.
Golem describes itself as a “distributed supercomputer that taps into a global network of unused computing power, which is decentralized, and that means no one owns it and anyone can use it.”
This means that if someone has the computing power available, it can be rented, much like someone can rent an extra room or apartment, hence the Airbnb comparison.
So in theory, if someone has a task that is beyond their computer’s capacity, they can access the Golem network, where the task can be assigned and performed, sometimes in seconds. And, like in Airbnb, the person who “rents” the IT space can expect a fee.
So if an architect, for example, wants to create a 3D image of a building, the task can be split into several parts and sent to the network where each element will be created, before Golem assembles it and sends it back to the person. wanting the picture.
“Ultimately, we hope that Golem will not only offer scientists and business people a new way to do calculations, but we will also change the way the Internet works,” said Julian Zawistowski, CEO of Golem, in a corporate video.
One way to change the way the internet works is the idea of decentralization and breaking free from the giant corporations that dominate so much of the high tech and internet world.
To do this, Golem uses blockchains, a technology that uses a network of computers to create a database that cannot be changed in retrospect.
The use of open source technology should also, the company hopes, increase transparency and ensure that no company becomes dominant.
The use of blockchains has also allowed Golem to establish a simple and flexible payment platform.
All of this created a stir around the company. According to investinblockchain.com, Golem managed to raise $ 8.6 million in investment in just 29 minutes during a launch in November 2016, conquering the market with its Airbnb concept.
It has continued to gain attention since then, although it has been criticized, according to investinblockchain, that it has been too slow to deploy its technology. In his defense, Golem argues that as he navigates uncharted technological waters he faces issues that no one has ever encountered before and it takes time.