On my continued exploration of what MaidSafe is I am currently trying to piece together the "computation" story. One thing I am currently looking for in a distributed network is shared (and likely paid for) computational power.
The two use cases currently on my mind:
- An AWS Lambda type of system where massively parallel computation can be done where it makes sense by distributing it across many independent "functions".
- Some thing like a mobile-to-cloud interface where a smartphone (with less computational power) can query the network (with much more computational power) to do things like AI processing.
I am trying to figure out how that might work with MaidSafe (or the SAFE Network, still not clear on the distinction here between the two names) as the only mention of computation I have found so far has been a brief mention on the FAQ as a plan and in relation to Storj.
I was originally interested in Ethereum do to what I thought was the distributed computational system potential but have become less interested since the hacking and forking events.
To the people that currently work on MaidSafe has information on the roadmap and timelines for "always on" distributed computation on the SAFE Network and what work there is left to be done?
(Once I learn more about the community and network I might be keen on helping out where I can.)