EDF is hailed as one of the world’s largest electrical companies. Interestingly, it is expected to team up with the Ethereum app called iExec in an attempt to bring forth a new test. Here is everything about it in a nutshell.
Utilizing the Ethereum Dapp
The electrical utility company, which boasts a market cap of at least $33 billion market cap, has brought to the industry its very own visual simulator software. The latter is dubbed GPUSPH and is currently live on iExec.
As far as the decentralized application or dapp is concerned, it is reportedly designed to operate on the Ethereum mainnet. Through it, EDF can manage to test just how exactly the program operates on a blockchain – a process that exists beyond the normal computing atmosphere.
Specifically, the simulator is capable of a field said to be “smoothed particle hydrodynamics” for modeling fluids. Although it may appear to be technical in nature, the main gist here is that the GPUSPH application can prove quite useful in terms of studying all different types of things. These include, but not limited to, lava cooling and water dams.
By essence, the company is looking at the possibility of determining whether Ethereum can add a deluge of benefits to the above-mentioned simulator. It is worth noting that the latter is often running on a GPU.
In an interview, Gilles Deleuze, the blockchain engineer at EDF, described the development of distributed computing as “a credible scenario.” He believes that it will play a substantial role in the future. He added that blockchain can certainly be a significant element in this scenario, which is why the company is trying to explore the possibilities.
A Scalable Solution
Apparently, though, there are various pressing problems that exist in Ethereum – a popular one is a fact that it does not necessarily scale well. However, iExec – one of the many long-running Ethereum apps – disapproves and suggests that it has been successful in creating its own scaling solution. It further states that, in one way or another, it can ensure their dapp to be scalable.
Jean-Charles Cabelguen, the head of adoption and innovation at iExec, said that “heavy computing” is not really done off-chain. What is more, it is not capable of overwhelming Ethereum.
The narrative alone provided by Cabelguen has certainly encouraged EDF to think that the technology, at least for now, is worth exploring. As a matter of fact, the company revealed that it has already set its plans to launch another series of experiments on iExec, although no exact dates have been revealed.