Golem uses an Ethereum-based payment system and Golem tokens (GLEM) to facilitate transactions between users. The Golem ecosystem consists of three main groups; Requester, provider, and software developer. Golem believes the network will be more price-competitive than traditional cloud computing services, thus motivating users to choose Golem.
Requesters are users who want access to shared computing power in the network in exchange for GLEM. Requesters can run specific tasks through Golem applications that aggregate the computing power available in the network. Golem provides a native application where users can run their tasks and track various metrics.< P > Providers are users who contribute their hardware to increase the computing power of the network's supercomputers. Because Golem aggregates computing power across providers, these users can offer hardware from a PERSONAL PC to a full data center. Providers can choose the proportion of contributing hardware they want to add to the network and the price at which they will use their computing power. The requester uses GLEM to pay the provider. < P > Currently, Golem is creating the necessary developer tools for potential software developers, including an application registry where developers can publish their applications and requesters can easily search and find the specific applications and tools they need.