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23 DEC 2017

Q: Are you writing our own SONM OS?

A: We are not (yet) writing our own OS for PC. But we aim to (at later stages) to develop something, that as a whole would like a distributed OS for global supercomputer. But that is a question of later stages. Talking about PC OS we currenty use linux as base, win/mac as client platforms and look towards CoreOS.

Lets define the OS topic. There are OSes for PC, for single computers - and they exist. And they are ok. We are building a network-based entity. Not a single node is SONM, but SONM is a pool of nodes. Multiple nodes each working on it’s own, but complying rules and protocols form a global distributed supercomputer, and the set of software, that makes it working together, and the software that gives services to running apps - this is the global supercomputer OS.

Q: About SONM architecture

A: SONM is living only when launched over network. It does not make sense as a standalone anything.

Q: About plans of working channels migration to the development team

A: We just wanted to migrate DEV chats to Slack.

Q: What are your plans for the market?

A: First we will launch the market itself as a base and let you setup price manually. You can just go and check prices yourself, then offer your price, based on market. And then, taking that as a working base, we will give trading API and anyone may compete trading.

Q: About scalable applications.

A: GO is an application. Why not? You may be surprised, but Ethereum is also an application. It is "just" a scalable decentral computer - basic speaking, you do not have to write your Windows for yourself. Which provides high level platform for smart contracts. It's a platform, which best use is to run scalable applications. But it can as an exeption run even common, unscalable apps (without scaling).

Scaling means extending your task on multiple nodes. Contract is different from task. First, you make a deal - with one or more hubs to allocate RESOURCES then you allocate tasks on your purchased resources. If you have purchased multiple resource slots, then you may want to scale your task (docker container) across multiple hubs/resources. The approach is similar to Docker Swarm or Kuber.

Q: About SONM payment system.

A: Customers pay with SNM, always. At least, withing the borders of SONM. At first we will implement API and CLI/GUI for buying/selling of hardware, then someone may imlement automated trading as a plugable solution to get best values out of your hardware. Currently, right at this moment, we focus on making IaaS working, ready for production. This will include marketplace and all parties involved.

Q: About network plans.

A: We will go for market without fix rates as an intermediate step. BUT first on test ethereum network. Live network in 2018.

Q: About SONM goals.

A: We are aiming for GENERAL computing and we will basically run anything, that can fit inside docker container. And, just to mention, GPU can be provided to application inside Docker. So basically it will be at least as profitable as common crypto currency mining.

Wait a new publication of Q&A!