The cryptocurrency and blockchain network Golem announced the release of Graphene v1.0. This comes after several months in which Golem and other companies were working on the development of the Graphene library OS. The information was released by Golem in a blog post a few hours ago.
Golem Launches Graphene Project
According to Golem’s blog post, the Graphene library OS is a project for running unmodified Linux applications such as native binaries from a standard Linux distribution. The project was announced back on April 10 this year after an alliance that included Golem, Invisible Things Labs (ITL), Intel Labs, and Chia-Che Tsai and Don Porter.
At the moment, one of the most popular platforms that Graphene ports to is Intel SGX. This platform has been created by Intel and it allows to establish a trusted execution environment (TEE) on an untrusted host platform. With Graphene library OS it is possible for unmodified applications to get the advantages of running inside an enclave.
As mentioned before, this is the first stable release of the Graphene project. This gives a snapshot of the latest stability improvements and OS features.
The press release reads as follows:
“This release is launched as we have noticed that users often need to repackage and sign their application with Graphene, so we are providing this snapshot as a pre-production version for long-term development and testing.”
Moreover, Graphene v1.0 has been created for users that want to experiment or develop Intel SGX applications using Linux. Moreover, it is also possible to deploy the app for evaluation or beta testing purposes.
Some of the features of Graphene v1.0 include improved stability better interface security for SGX, improved documentation and sample app integrations, remote attestation and more.
It is worth pointing out that the team behind Graphene v1.0 will continue working offering technical support releasing minor and major improvements. In the future, it may be possible for the network to include better networking support, dynamic memory management and thread creation on SGX and support for Go and Java applications.
Golem is a decentralized supercomputer that uses the individual power of every single machine in the network. It is possible for individuals to rent computing power from the network in order to perform specific tasks or simply speed these tasks up.
At the time of writing this article, Golem is the 78th largest digital asset in the market. It has a valuation of $56 million and a price per coin of $0.056.