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Quite a lot of individuals and businesses cannot afford owning high-performance computers, but this does not mean that they do not need them from time to time. Microsoft Corp. suggests that in future it will be possible to use remotely located machines and pay for required computing performance during time systems are used.

Microsoft has patented so-called “pay-as-you-go computing experience” model in which end-users can select necessary levels of performance and services.

“A computer with scalable performance level components and selectable software and service options has a user interface that allows individual performance levels to be selected. The scalable performance level components may include a processor, memory, graphics controller, etc. Software and services may include word processing, email, browsing, database access, etc.,” an abstract description of the patent at United States Patent and Trademark Office reads.

No only user himself may choose level of performance, but also administrator can provide necessary assets depending on actual needs.

“To support a pay-per-use business model, each selectable item may have a cost associated with it, allowing a user to pay for the services actually selected and that presumably correspond to the task or tasks being performed. An administrator may use a similar user interface to set performance levels for each computer in a network, allowing performance and cost to be set according to a user's requirements,” the patent further clarifies.

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