Ty Simpson: How Blockchain Could Create World’s Largest Supercomputer

Advanced Cyber/IO
Ty Simpson

How blockchain can create the world’s biggest supercomputer

Ben Dickson, Crunch Network

“The biggest challenge for supercomputing is the demand to compress time,” says Jerry Cuomo, vice president of Blockchain for Business at IBM. “Business processes must now be completed at a significantly faster pace than before. The result is that the demand for computing power is increasing exponentially.”

The peer-to-peer nature of the blockchain and distributed ledgers will also help move computation closer to where the data is being generated, and avoid bottleneck round-trips to cloud servers.