[DRAFT][GF: Phase 1 Proposal] GPUX

Project Name: GPUX (https://gpux.ai/)

Author Name: vans163

Number of OP tokens requested: 300,000

L2 Recipient Address: TBD

Relevant Usage Metrics: Fiat onramp Deposits, compute power in network, unique pubkeys

Optimism native: No

GPUX - The Planetary Supercomputer:
Train your AI, Run ETH2 node under SGX (Secure Enclave), Render your Blender animations, Deliver Live Video.

All your Web2 needs that you pay a pretty penny for to AWS or GCP distributed and decentralized to
independent node runners.

That is GPUX.

Optimism alignment (up to 200 word explanation):
We have been looking at Optimism and ZKSync since last year.

  • Low TX cost is important
  • Optimistic finality is important
  • Carbon neutrality is important (ETH2)

It seems Optimism is ready enough for prod and we would love to launch ontop.
Due to burning mechanism OP seems the perfect platform to reduce
fees.

Proposal for token distribution (under 1000 words):
How will the OP tokens be distributed?

  • 17% Engineering
    This is for our core team engineers and trusted compute (SGX) team (which is on contract)
  • 33% Early adopter App Builder incentive
    This is for builders incentive building apps on GPUX, apps can be similar to Reface, GigapixelAI, GPT3, etc.
  • 17% Marketting/Community
    So people learn about and know what GPUX is. That it exists.
  • 33% Early adopter Node Incentive (fold protein to cure alzheimer’s / train AI to help good causes)
    To bootstrap farming nodes (computers with GPUs) we want to create our own jobs for the greater good, like protein folding. This means we dont need a 2 sided market (with users and farmers, we can bootstrap the user side via this incentive pool. NEARCrowd uses similar model providing the reward to earners from their staked NEAR)

How will this distribution incentivize usage and liquidity on Optimism?

  • Early Adopter node incentives will make it profitable to connect hardware to
    GPUX (on OP) on a goodwill/donation basis to find cures to diseases.
  • Every transaction for shortterm compute will go through optimism, including the followup
    refund.

Example: A user requests 3 nodes and take 32cpucores, 128gb ram and 4 gpus from each. For a total of 96 cores, 384G ram, 12 gpus. They realize they need more time and topup their deposit for an extra 3 hours. After they finish training their neural network they request a deposit refund from the node providers. Total OP transactions 9. 1 tx to each node provider with deposit (3 total), 1tx to each node provider for topup (3+3 total). Each node provider back to the user with their refund (3+3+3 total).

Why will the incentivized users and liquidity remain after incentives dry up?

  • The platform just needs to get over its first mover speedhump. Users will see how good
    the experience on GPUX is and they will not leave. Find us a platform you would use over
    GPUX for your spot jobs and we will innovate to make said task impossible.

Over what period of time will the tokens be distributed?

  • ASAP as we need to MOVE FAST after The Merge happens on ETH.
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This looks like a very interesting proposal, and looks like meets the intention of the PGF. Do shortterm compute transactions that go through optimism use OETH or OP?

It would be a stablecoin on OP to start, ideally DAI but lets see whats available.

Later on we are thinking to have a more complex relationship between DAI + Potential GPUX Token where pool/swap happens to/from DAI automatically depending on what the end user wants (speculate on token VS spend/earn stable DAI).