Customer is a SONM user which buys and uses the computing resources of other users (Suppliers) through the system. The purpose of the Customer is to perform a specific task in an optimal way (most quickly, most cheaply, by the price / speed criterion, most reliably, or others).

Every Customer should have his own Ethereum account, that is his unique identifier.

For Customer main algorithm of using SONM is:

  • Download and configure SONM components
  • Get SONM tokens
  • Deposit tokens to the SONM blockchain
  • Go to the Marketplace
  • Chose resources, place an order
  • Get the most suitable offer and make a deal
  • Start the task on the purchased resources
  • Get task results back

Full description about getting started as a Customer is here.