In its first incarnation, CPUsage actually wanted to harness unused compute power on PCs, similar to what the SETI project is doing. What the team realized, though, Martens and Wallington told me, was that they didn’t want to compete with AWS and instead make these kind of cloud compute services easier to use. In the long run, though, the team wants to pick up on this idea again and see if it can make it work. Starting today, CPUsage is open for business in public beta and the company expects to add more tools and support for additional cloud computing vendors in the coming months.
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