The Chinese internet search engine giant Baidu has announced that they will be launching the PC renting service, named Baidu Jinkuang, to allow other users to take advantage of unused PC resources such as RAM, Harddisk space, GPU’s, CPU’s and also Broadband bandwidth. The name JinKuang translates to appropriately enough to gold mine, referring to the passive income that PC users could make from their unused hardware resources. The service is described as a peer to peer CDN (content delivery network) a system designed to help users especially in areas with poor internet infrastructure to leverage other peoples surplus requirements.
Hu Yongjun, CEO of the Huangpu Community, said:
CDN enables users to share their unused bandwidth. Bitcoin mining may be one of the uses but it could definitely help live streaming and e-sport platforms and generate hype to lure users as bitcoin is so hot right now.