a fork of Chrome that runs in the cloud and consumes much less RAM

A couple of years ago, thanks to Stadia, many users discovered a novel concept: a software (in this case, video games) whose computing is carried out in the cloud and transmits to the user's screen only the result of the same, in the form of video streaming.

But this concept can be expanded, of course, to other kinds of applications. Like, for example, web browsers. And that's where mighty comes in, a project that has now come to light after two years in the development phase. Their motto? "To create faster Chrome".

It is true that the latest Chrome updates have tried to optimize the Google browser to solve the frequent criticisms about its slowness, but Mighty has opted for a different approach- Make a powerful computer run a Chromium browser in the cloud and simply relay the results of your work to us.

An innovative proposal

During these two years, the creators of Mighty have developed a created a low latency network protocol, turn on a custom server able to "save costs", and created a fork of Chromium capable of using the two previous technologies, as well as interoperating with the user's macOS operating system.

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Each instance of the browser makes use of 16 virtual CPUs running on Intel Xeon computers capable of "loading even hundreds of tabs" without slowing down your computer. More than anything, because it only executes an executable that does not consume more than 500 MB of RAM...

because, after all, all it does is broadcast a video (at 4K and 60 fps); its creators claim that the user "you will not notice any delay when typing, move the mouse or scroll down a page. "

One of the arguments Mighty offers for using its browser is that this "will always be running, even if you turn off your computer or switch to another computer", which will allow us to keep our tabs open and not lose the work done.

The great danger of this proposal could lie in the privacy section, but they also claim to have this covered: "keystrokes are sent encrypted" to the server, and all private data (cookies, browsing history) will remain private and not for sale, they claim. The company will annually resort to code and infrastructure audits to certify it.

Via | 9to5Google

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