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Former founder returns to the Portland startup community as cofounder and CEO of a new pursuit: Metrist

In the early days of the SaaS and Cloud-based version of the Portland startup community, Jeff Martens was one of the more active, engaged, and recognizable figures in the community. His first startup — a product of Portland Startup Weekend called CPUsage — created a service that provided on-demand high-performance computing services to customers by leveraging idle time on vast arrays of participating machines.

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Downright neighborly: TechCrunch Disrupt SF offers a discount to Oregon startups

Over the years, any number of Portland startups have taken the stage for TechCrunch Disrupts. CPUsage, Glider, and Vault, among others. (And oddly enough, two of those three got acquired.) So when TechCrunch comes knocking, looking for more Oregon startups, I’m always happy to help spread the word.

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Sad news: CPUsage shutters product, tranistions to consulting

I’ve had the pleasure of following the CPUsage story since they began at Portland Startup Weekend. And chatting with the founders throughout their journey. It’s been a roller coaster to say the least. Today, however, CPUsage has announced that they’re retiring their product offering and transitioning the company to a consultancy. They simply ran out of runway. Read More

Portland's CPUsage takes the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt to reveal new product direction (and they have nearly $1 million in funding)

It’s always nice to see Portland companies taking the big stage. And today, CPUsage will be unveiling their new direction—and announcing nearly $1 million in funding—at one of the biggest startup events around, TechCrunch Disrupt. Read More

Video encoding just got a heck of a lot easier thanks to CPUsage and GridVid.Me

(Apparently, it’s video day on Silicon Florist today.) Creating raw video content is becoming easier and easier. But that’s only part of the challenge of bringing your vision to the masses in this brave new world of online distribution. Video encoding can often be an equally challenging, costly, and time consuming part of the process. Read More

Startup Weekend Portland progeny CPUsage ready to put your machine’s idle time to good use

That’s the idea behind CPUsage, a young Portland startup that’s looking to put your machine’s idle time to good use. And maybe gives you a little something in return.

Now, I know you’re on your computer quite a bit. Trust me. I know. But there are times when your machine is just sitting there. Idle. Still on. But idle. What if—instead of sitting there all lonely—it could be doing good?

That’s the idea behind CPUsage, a young Portland startup that’s looking to put your machine’s idle time to good use. And maybe gives you a little something in return. Read More