Electricite de France (EDF), one of the top electrical companies in the world teaming up with iExec, an Ethereum based application. Both companies came together to optimize cloud computing with Blockchain Technology.
EDF is the fifth largest electricity provider in the world with a market cap of $33 Billion. They use a simulator named “GPUSPH” for a wide range of uses including studying about water dams and even on the lava cooling subject. iExec is an Ethereum app which does the same. It combines Blockchain technology, cloud computing, and server computing services on demand.
In a blog post, Blair Maclennan, Marketing and Community Manager at iExec also mentioned the news of the union. He wrote,
iExec announced its work with EDF, one of the worlds largest electricity providers, to optimize its cloud computing infrastructure. By combining distributed computing, blockchain consensus, and trusted execution environments, iExec can address the needs of enterprises and consortiums to do business with blockchain.
EDF is joining forces with iExec to use their visual simulator GPUSPH on iExec to see how their simulator runs in a Blockchain based environment. The news so far is that they have teamed up for this work, and the results are yet to be announced.
iExec has been serving people since 2016 with its cloud services using blockchain. Ethereum is known to have scalability issues which are yet to be solved, one might wonder if iExec is facing the same problems in implementing the solution.
But the team at iExec are giving a valid point to prove this statement false. They have come up with their own scaling solution wherein the heavy computing operations are done off the chain and not on Ethereum.
It is good to see how the top companies of the world are showing interest in implementing Blockchain solutions. EDF took a step further and are on trials to embed this technology in their simulator. If this goes well or even if it doesn’t, they plan to work with iExec in the future on various other platforms.
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