ScreenPC was founded to develop
the Nimbus Cloud Computer.
Nimbus is an ultra-thin client which virtualizes the screen, mouse, and
keyboard – the actual processing runs in our datacenter. In
concept, there is no essential difference from the old timesharing
approach or the more recent thin clients used in corporate settings
(e.g. Citrix, X-Window clients, or the Microsoft Terminal Server).
The business concepts can be summarized as:
• Current PCs are (relatively) expensive,
more important too cumbersome (or impossible) for many consumers to
• A large number of consumers would be
receptive to a
low-cost, low-administration product which provides basic functionality
(E-mail, Web browsing, etc)
• Nimbus addresses this market with a
zero administration cloud computer.
ScreenPC raised venture money to develop the product, and then ran into
several difficulties bringing the product to market.
This talk will cover the concepts of the Nimbus Cloud Computer, the
development cycle which produced the current product, the expected
marketing channels, and the current state of the product and the
Dr. Crowley will demonstrate the Cloud Computer.
click here to view his presentation
here to listen to the presentation
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