CONUN is a platform for building a horizontally distributed desktop computing system that can share the idle processing resources of personal computers to handle multiple projects (tasks) that require high performance computing resources. The platform includes not only personal computers but also the resources of smartphones that individuals carry.
CONUN connects a personal computer to a peer-to-peer (P2P) network from the Internet, the owner ("Requestor") of an application that requires high performance computing power leases some compute power from the computer of the person or group (the "Provider") that wants to share their computing resources. This configuration can be useful for projects that typically require large amounts of work and long processing times.
CONUN implements a method for organizing the necessary processes from the requestor's applications and effectively executing them on distributed computing resources. This approach replaces costly cloud computing services, reducing computing time and making complex applications such as scientific calculations and machine learning easier to use at lower cost.
CONUN does not have to pay for using existing cloud computing because it builds high computing power by collecting and sharing resources of personal desktop computers. In addition, because of the distributed computing architecture, certain groups do not have a single control authority to monopolize and regulate resources.