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SONM is a decentralized fog computing platform with global and open marketplace which connects suppliers who are willing to share the computational power of their hardware such as servers, desktop PCs, laptops and cryptocurrency mining equipment with users that wish to rent this power and use for a purpose they want.
SONM provides a viable and more cost-efficient alternative to cloud solutions and services by creating and operating the fog computing structure. This common resource pool provides unlimited, optimized and on-demand computing power.
SONM presents a platform for real-world applications and worldwide computations, able to complete numerous tasks like:
- CGI rendering
- Machine Learning
- Cryptocurrency Mining
- Scientific calculations
- Website hosting
- Game server hosting
SONM is a member of OpenFog Consortium, founded by Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, Dell and Princeton University. Since December 2018 SONM is the part of Cloud28+, a community, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.