Plura® is a grid computing system. We contract with affiliates, who are owners of web pages, software, and other services, to distribute our grid computing code. We utilize the excess resources of peripheral computers that are browsing the internet when such browsing leads to a web page of one of our affiliates. That web page has imbedded code that allows the visitor to participate in the grid computing process. We also utilize embedded code in software and other services to allow such participation. We call participating computers 'nodes.' Plura® requires that all affiliates fully disclose and obtain permission for the utilization of such resources. This is important as we want such utilization to be completely transparent and voluntary.
To become a node, then, one agrees to permit Plura® to use the processing power of their computer to run downloaded algorithms (mathematical equations) and code within a browser or other service during those times when such processing power is not otherwise being used.
Plura's grid computing power is then purchased by customers to run a variety of charitable, scientific, and commercial algorithms. Typical distributed computing problems are analyzing the stock market, searching the web, accelerating medical research projects and finding the largest known prime number. Plura® may be used by other purposes.
We promise that our three priorities are: privacy, security, and the full use of the node computer without any interference from Plura®. Plura® uses CPU, bandwidth and electrical power. It theoretically might cause additional wear and tear on a node computer; however, we are aware of no studies that corroborate this. To restate: Plura® has never been reported to damage a computer.
We have tried our best to make our service useful, environmentally efficient, and beneficial to both the nodes and to those who use Plura's power. For instance, our affiliates may donate income from Plura to non-profit organizations, provide in-game rewards in exchange for CPU cycles, or improve their web pages, applications, etc. with the income from Plura®. That benefit is readily available to participating nodes.
Again, Plura® expects and requires that all affiliates fully disclose the embedded grid computing process to their users and obtain their consent to become a node. Thus, nodes know that Plura® uses their computer's resources. If a node user ever decides to stop participating in the process, they can simply stop using the affiliate's web site, software or services. It's completely voluntary.Click here for the full TOU for computers running Plura®.