- count points on elliptic and hyper elliptic curves on a distributed parallel system for cryptography research
- simulating electric motor magnetic fields, forces and temperatures on said parallel system
this increases their operating costs
This is the reason we run our non-profit, http://www.thetechfoundation.org/, on a per project basis with basically no running operating costs at all. We find funding for our projects in our spare time, not as an employment deal. We have gathered a team of people from around the globe who put their time and effort into the foundation, nonsalaried. Of course, people willing to do that are hard to find, but the ones that are willing to do this are the ones you really can rely on. We also did not just pop into existence one day, even though the actual body was only launched a couple of weeks ago. We combined the efforts of several companies, their past projects, leveraging their skill sets across the projects we want to achieve and find funding for those on a per project basis. If there is no project ongoing, there are no running costs.
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