Its time to have a new player in the super computer manufacturing arena.
Benefiting from the block-chain model and the bitcoin way of payment, a new company can be created to use it not to mine bitcoins, but to process functionality needed by the big companies/scientific world, and instead of paying for the use of the old supercomputers, the payment will go to the block-chain supercomputer, which will use all the PCs that are connected in the world, and allowed their PCs to be used for it, and in exchange they will be paid for that PC usage, this way scientific labs or corporations, can easily pay less amount, and all the processing of its functionality will be distributed to all the connected PCs.
also, there is no need to fight for time slots, as there are billions of PCs/Laptops/Mobiles/Any processing unit that allowed the block-chain supercomputer to use its processing power.
a call to any development company to begin studding the feasibility of this idea, and to think of being a very powerful competitor to the current companies that make supercomputers.
The only thing they have to make is redesign the block-chain to be used as a divide and conquer of the functionality of the clients, to be distributed all over the world.
The Model has been set
You have the incentive for people to allow the usage of their processing units, and you have the working horse to carry your work, you will just change it from mining hash to processing functionality, and returning data or new functionality.
This will lead to the most powerful Super-computer ever built, and it will be heterogeneous that it will run on all OSs, or devices, and it will be the most powerful AI device ever created.
If “spacex.com” has become the new competitor to shake the whole rocket industry in a very disruptive way, Let this be the new competitor that will disrupt the hole supercomputer industry, and sling shot the usage of un-paralleled number of CPU/GPU/APU or any processing unit in the world, to speed up discoveries and AI in in cheaper more feasible prices to all small companies/scientists/normal people.
Use open source block-chains.
while they might have their own way of distributing mining functionality on user devices, think of using new easy ways to make all people can run them on their devices, like web-assembly, or other fast bug works every-where.
Either use block-chain software or use open source Pub-Sub like kafka or others, to handle the huge complexities.