Distributed Compute Labs (DCL) hosted an Open House event at Kingston’s City Hall on September 12, 2018. Along with Bryan Patterson (Mayor of Kingston), Jack Tatar (author of Cryptoassets), and Don Alridge and Chris MacPhee (CAC), a number of angel inverstors, researchers, and interested companies were in attendance.
DCL has developed the Distributed Compute Protocol (DCP), the world’s first browser-compatible compute platform that allows businesses and academic institutions to securely share and access idle computing power across any electronic device. DCL is currently led by Greg Agnew, an experienced software developer, and Dr. Dan Desjardins, a professor of Physics and Space Sciences at the Royal Military College of Canada. Its mission is to propel Canada to be the world leader in the use of distributed computing for research, discovery, and innovation.
CAC is currently implementing a closed-loop deployment of DCP to test increased delivery of advanced research computing solutions. Dozens of Infrastructure-, Platform-, Software- and Analytics-as-a-Service platforms are managed by CAC for Queen’s and partners across Ontario and Canada. Securely harnessing their idle compute power and those throughout the ecosystem will significantly increase research IT resources critically needed to advance Canadian research.