News
 

Bookmark and Share

(1) 

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.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows

Discussion

Comments currently: 1
Discussion started: 12/30/08 07:56:35 PM
Latest comment: 12/30/08 07:56:35 PM

[1-1]

1. 
Free patent PDF download of Microsoft's patent from Patent Retriever http://www.patentretriever.com
0 0 [Posted by: jws  | Date: 12/30/08 07:56:35 PM]
Reply

[1-1]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6:48 am | LG’s Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34” Display Finally Hits the Market. LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture