SONM, a universal fog supercomputer powered by blockchain technology, has announced the launch of its alpha version with Docker containers support alongside its first live implementation with popular first-person shooter video game Quake 3. SONM is now supplying supercomputing power generated from miners all over the world to ZeniMax Media-owned Quake 3’s online server, letting gamers join multiplayer campaigns in the decentralized network. The launch comes ahead of the company’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO), which will commence June 15th, 2017 and conclude on July 15th, 2017.
CEO of SONM, Sergey Ponomarev said: “SONM is proud to bring Quake 3, a classic game first launched in 1999, into the innovative and future-focused realm of blockchain technology and decentralization. Deploying Quake 3’s multiplayer online gaming server in our network is an excellent first application for the SONM platform’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) support, which is designed to accommodate a wide range of industries and purposes, from hosting applications and websites to CGI to science projects. SONM is like AirBnB for computers, letting anyone with a smart device, like a laptop, smartphone or gaming console, take advantage of their unused computing power by joining the SONM Application Pool and selling it peer-to-peer,”