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Aethir Announces its First Decentralized AI Node Sale


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Feb 26, 2024

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Aethir's scalable node infrastructure meets surging demand for GPU compute power in AI and gaming.

Singapore, February 26, 2024 - Aethir, a leader in decentralized GPU cloud infrastructure, has announced its upcoming Node Sale. Starting March 20th, individuals and organizations worldwide will be able to participate in Aethir's decentralized cloud infrastructure network by running nodes and earning rewards for their contributions.

Aethir is an enterprise-grade GPU-as-a-service provider that offers a novel solution to the world’s increasingly urgent compute shortage. The Aethir network supports the growth of GPU-reliant sectors like Al and gaming by aggregating and intelligently redistributing new and idle enterprise-grade GPs at scale. Through its decentralized cloud computing infrastructure, Aethir enables GPU providers to power sophisticated gaming and AI applications globally. Today, Aethir's infrastructure supports cloud gaming providers with flexible and coverage and is partnered with some of the world’s largest gaming and telecom companies that make up Aethir’s dynamic two-sided network.

The world’s transition to cloud infrastructure has become a massive trend, but moving generative AI and gaming applications to the cloud is poised to strain traditional centralized cloud infrastructure. As these sectors continue to evolve, the need for high-performance GPUs has skyrocketed. Aethir's decentralized approach offers a scalable and cost-effective solution.

The Aethir Node Sale

Running a node on Aethir contributes to the decentralization of cloud compute and enables users to earn rewards for their participation. The Aethir node sale is the first step in decentralizing the Aethir network, starting with the ‘Checker Node’, the validators of the Aethir ecosystem which support the verification of the uptime, latency, quality of service, and computational power provided by other node participants in the future.

Nodes earn rewards for helping verify the data and service provision within the network, serving as checks and balances for the future mining throughput of AI-enabled processing chips and other computational power. $ATH is the native token for the Aethir network that can be earned by node providers and checkers for maintaining Aethir’s decentralized cloud infrastructure network.

The Node Sale, which starts on March 20, 2024, offers 100,000 nodes through a tiered pricing system, with nodes starting at $500 each. The sale will be conducted on the Arbitrum network via a public sale, powered by Impossible, the team behind the Xai node sale—with no cap on the number of nodes one can purchase.

Nodes are transferable one year post-sale, and rewards will be accrued and earned upon a vesting logic for each user. As a node operator in Aethir's ecosystem, participants stand to earn up to a total of 15% of the total supply of $ATH set aside for Checker Node Operators over the next four years.

By joining Aethir's Node Sale, participants have the opportunity to be part of an innovative decentralized ecosystem that harnesses the power of GPUs to grow AI and gaming applications. As the network expands, the efficiency and coverage of the infrastructure increase, creating a self-reinforcing cycle of growth and scalability. To learn more about joining Aethir’s upcoming node sale, visit Aethir’s official blog.

About Aethir

Aethir is revolutionizing DePIN with its advanced, distributed enterprise-grade GPU-based compute infrastructure tailored for AI and gaming. Backed by leading Web3 investors like Framework Ventures, Merit Circle, Hashkey, Animoca Brands, Sanctor Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), and others, with over $32 M in funds raised for the ecosystem, Aethir is paving the way for the future of decentralized computing.

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