Kings Distributed Systems introduces next-gen grid computing

Kings Distributed Systems Ltd. is a Canadian corporation contracted by Distributed Compute Labs to develop the first implementation of the Distributed Compute Protocol (DCP).

The DCP platform allows businesses and institutions to securely network their idle compute infrastructure to form a compute platform in support of operations.

Businesses and institutions may also sell their idle compute power through the DCP network to generate incremental revenue streams.

KDS is responsible for instantiating the first supply/demand matching nodes, enterprise partnering and onboarding, management of corporate accounts, consulting and custom application development, exchange of Distributed Compute Credits to fiat currencies, and licensing and deployment of secure closed compute networks.

Secure Technology

Distributed Compute Protocol

KDS is responsible for deploying secure DCP networks. JSON and Javascript-based computational packages are distributed for execution on a secure network using web technology.

DCP Secure Networks

KDS is implementing a MilSpec-derived secure network overlay atop the Distributed Compute Protocol to permit confidential computing for institutions and individuals processing sensitive or proprietary data.

DCP Enterprise

Secure standalone workers can be embedded within enterprise environments to enable secure workload sharing with remote data centers, or can generate revenue by processing secure external workload packages during otherwise idle periods.

DCP Medical

DCP combined with KDS's secure network overlay connects idle desktops and compute infrastructure within hospitals and medical research centers in support of research applications like Monte Carlo simulations in oncology and radiation biology.

Development Team


Daniel Desjardins, PHD

CEO

An experienced communicator and a natural team-leader, Dan is a determined, highly creative and innovative scientist-entrepreneur. He obtained a PhD in Physics, specialization in computational electromagnetics, from Queen's University. Dan has 14 years of professional military experience, having served as a CC130H Hercules military search and rescue pilot, Unit Public Affairs Officer administering media outreach and inquiries, and Assistant Professor with the Department of Physics and Space Science at the Royal Military College of Canada. Dan fulfills his passion for team-building and scientific innovation at KDS.

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Greg Agnew

Founder, CTO

Greg has always been at the forefront of technology, having mastered Ethereum and full stack development. Spending his spare time building chess engine style games in web applications, he is an expert in pushing JS to the limits.

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David Clark-Joseph

CFO

David is an experienced executive in private equity and portfolio company operations (CFO), with expertise in client negotiations, deal and entity structuring, underwriting and due diligence. He has served in Fortune 500 corporate finance (FP&A) and corporate development, with a public and private firm track record of leading organic and inorganic growth, acquisition selection, modeling, due diligence, integration, synergy realization and performance measurement.

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Andrew Pohran

COO

Andrew is an experienced project manager, focused on business operations with a passion for data-driven decision making. He has experience in both the private and public sectors, having worked in the Managed IT Services channel and served as an air combat systems officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Andrew manages strategic and long-term partnerships, business processes, and performance objectives.

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Wes Garland

DCP core developer

Wes is a software developer, project manager, product manager and team leader with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He has successfully delivered products in the telecom, gaming, real estate, publishing, mobile and product training verticals. With a proven track record in secure and reliable software design, Wes has delivered products used by national cellular and messaging carriers in five-nines uptime environments. He has been interested in server-side JavaScript platform development his entire career, and served as a member of the Securable Modules working group which eventually became CommonJS. He is the primary author of GPSEE, a Mozilla-based JavaScript development environment (a precursor to NodeJS), BravoJS (a CommonJS Modules/2.0 extensible module system), and the CommonJS Modules/2.0-8 draft specification. Having developed and lead teams using these products since 2007, Wes brings significant expertise in key areas to Kings Distributed Systems.


Matthew Palma

DCP core developer

Matthew is a Computer Science graduate from Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) who is passionate about software development, blockchain, and the exciting future of the decentralized world. Always looking for ways to improve himself and his work, he has been valuable addition to the team. In his free time he enjoys developing games, and participates in the occasional game jam.

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Conrad Bielicki

DCP core developer

Conrad is a software developer specializing in UI development. He has a background in educational video and website production. He has worked in Kingston on projects for the Perimeter Institute, the Canadian Museum of Nature and Show Communications.


KC Erb, MS

Math library and application developer

KC is a physics PhD student at Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic). His research has included computationally intensive fields such as medical image reconstruction and crystallographic structure determination. He has also worked professionally in a variety of capacities as a software engineer throughout his postgraduate studies. He is passionate about improving the quality of software in science.

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Mohamedd Salah Hussein

Math library and application developer

Dr. Mohamed is post-doctoral fellow at the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, Ontario) specializing in applied research, radiation physics, and information technology. He develops mathematical models and compute algorithms for use in numerical problems, boundary value, and integral equations. Specifically, his expertise lies in high performance parallel computing to simulate radiation transport problems. “I am very excited to be contributing to this project because this IS the future of scientific computing"

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Geoff Klein

Math library and application developer

Geoff is a PhD Candidate at University of Toronto with an extensive knowledge of electromagnetic theory, nuclear physics, and nuclear reactor theory. His vast experience with Finite Element Method (FEM) modelling (COMSOL Multiphysics), numerical and analytical techniques, and parallelization make him a valuable member of the Math Team, developing tools for this next generation compute platform.

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Christopher Colley, PhD

Math library and application developer

Christopher holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, the focus of his research having been the development of numerical methods for applications in scientific and engineering computing. His strong background in computational mathematics and expertise in Python and JavaScript make him a strong addition to the KDS development team.


Jason Kinnear

Venture4th Communications

Jason Kinnear has over 17 years of experience developing and executing results-oriented Canadian, North American and international marketing communications campaigns on behalf of some of industry's best-known technology companies, including Oracle, Adobe, Hewlett Packard, Citrix, TELUS, Symantec and Intuit. Jason spent over eight years as SVP and National Technology Sector Lead for one of Canada's largest communications firm. During this time, he built and grew the practice to what is now one of the top Technology Practices in the country. Jason is also a strong advocate and supporter of Canada's startup ecosystem. He has worked with Communitech and is a frequent advisor to entrepreneurs at MaRS. Jason holds a Degree in History from the University of Western Ontario, a Diploma in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Seneca College, and has taken a variety of television production workshops through Ryerson University's school of broadcast journalism.


Andrew McColl

Business Development & Partnerships Consultant at OKLink, Hong Kong.

A Commerce student at Queen’s University, Andrew brings expertise in international business development and strategic partnerships to the KDS team. At OKCoin in Hong Kong, he executed innovative ideas on a global scale with a diverse range of partners. Andrew’s experience and connections make him ideal for driving adoption of the DCP network both in Canada and abroad. An avid technology enthusiast with a passion for Blockchain and distributed systems, Andrew is also a valuable liaison with the student community at Queen’s and other top Canadian universities, facilitating the transfer of talent, ideas, and publicity to KDS.


Jack Troughton

Systems Administrator

Jack Troughton has twenty years experience working in networking and security, including nearly a decade in tier 1 data centres maintaining a five-nine uptime telco mail-to-text system with over ten million users. In his spare time he works in professional audio and music.


Aaron Grinhaus, LL.B., J.D., LL.M. (Tax)

Grinhaus Law Firm

Aaron is an experienced business, tax and Fintech consultant, who advises clients on Fintech strategies, including the use of blockchain technology, whitepaper/ICO/ITO regulations and structures, smart contracts and cryptocurrency to reduce business costs, hedge institutional friction and expedite capital raises and cross-border wealth transfer transactions.

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Dan Wynngaarden

Accountant


Ron Kochman

Managing Partner, Doyle Capital Management

Involved in angel investing and advisory services to startups in the cryptoasset space. Ron represents a number of high-profile investors with specific interests in digital infrastructure projects such as those being developed by KDS.

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Kristine Spekkens, PhD

Associate Professor at Queen's University

Kristine Spekkens is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Space Science at the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, Ontario), and cross-appointed in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario). Her research in astronomy focuses on understanding of the structure and evolution of nearby galaxies in a cosmological context. She is particularly excited at the prospect of using future radio telescopes to map the distribution and kinematics of atomic hydrogen in galaxies in diverse cosmic environments, and the computational challenges associated with these ambitious surveys.


Claudia Nakhla, CFA

Director, Business Strategy Development at TELUS

Claudia is a strategic thinker with a passion for applying rigour and strong analysis to planning and idea evaluation, turning the big picture into practical, real initiatives. At TELUS, Claudia manages the Strategy & Planning team in its Consumer & Small Business segment, working with stakeholders to develop overall strategic direction, scorecards, special projects, and reporting of special topics to the Board. Claudia has also managed strategy, business case development, partnership identification, and competitive intelligence for its wholesale and enterprise businesses. She has a keen interest in the dynamics of the global and Canadian telecom markets and innovative ideas that will change the landscape for TELUS.

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Gunnar Blohm

Academic Community Advisor

Gunnar is an associate professor for Computational Neuroscience at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada). His labtakes a computational approach to sensorimotor neuroscience. Computational modeling is essential for our understanding of neural mechanisms because they formalize hypotheses and make new testable predictions to conduct exciting research lines. "I am very excited about this project because its visionary approach promises to transform data analytics, computational capacity, and accessibility of computing power with tremendous benefits for science and society."

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Kings Distributed Systems
303 Bagot St, Suite 403
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
K7K 5W7

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