Slicify aims to take a slice of the global Cloud compute market from giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
So how does a small startup compete with industry giants with thousands of staff and hundreds of thousands of servers?
Slicify uses crowd sourcing to provide the intrastructure, and smart proprietary software to provide secure remote virtualisation.
What you need to do
Check the minimum requirements below to make sure your PC is supported.
Download, unzip and install the software
Restart your PC to complete the installation
Run the Slicify Node Control Panel to link the PC to your account
Allow Slicify Node time to download the latest files, and make sure all lights are green
Contact us if you get stuck
Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft® Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Both 32-bit and 64-bit) are supported
Note: Windows XP, Mac OSX and Linux hosts are not yet supported
3GB RAM minimum. 4GB RAM recommended.
10GB free diskspace
CPU (either Intel or AMD) that supports VT-x (Hardware Virtualisation) – Click to check Intel / Click to check AMD
Recommended: An always-on unlimited bandwidth internet connection*
To install the software:
Download the installer, by clicking on the link above
Unzip the installer file, by Opening the downloaded zip file
Run the NodeInstallerSetup exe to install
Select all the default options for the .Net/VirtualBox library installations.
Once the Node client auto update service has been installed and is running on your PC it will automatically download and keep the Node client software and the associated Virtual Machine updated to the latest version.
The service can use a large amount of bandwidth, as the type of computationally intensive tasks that users typically use Slicify for involve a lot of data and number crunching.
The provider of the computer is responsible for all network charges, so we recommend only signing up for the service if you have an uncapped/unlimited internet connection, or that you incorporate the cost into your pricing.
You cannot run the Slicify Node software from an Operating System which itself is running within a Virtual Machine (as VT-x will not be available to the software).
This includes Virtual Private Servers (VPS) from internet hosting companies. If you have a normal desktop PC, or a dedicated server you should be fine.
Security is our top priority. Slicify security ensures that the guest cannot access your files or network, read or delete anything on your computers, or install a virus or malware. Slicify’s security features include:
All programs run inside the VirtualBox Hypervisor from Oracle®, one of the worlds leading products, with over 63 million downloads. This software ensures that the guest programs cannot access your files or your machine.
Built-in integration with Windows Firewall and a Proxy Server to protect your network. This ensures that buyers cannot access your local network and all your local network devices remain secure.
All network traffic to and from the guest machine is relayed through Slicify, where it is monitored by our compliance servers to ensure security.
We currently use PayPal for our payouts, so you’ll just need a PayPal account linked to the email you use to register with us.