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The continuum of computing

Marc Duranton, Michael Malms, Marcin Ostasz
2021 Zenodo  
The TransContinuum Initiative: eliminating the silos in order to achieve a better orchestration of complex applications.  ...  There is also the need to enable workflows beyond single control domains like a data centre.  ...  Nowadays, the pendulum is swinging more towards having "intelligence at the edge" rather than just having all computing done in the cloud.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4719341 fatcat:m4vuf2ntmrbb3lvgr2pos3xa4u

Serverless Workflows for Containerised Applications in the Cloud Continuum

Sebastián Risco, Germán Moltó, Diana M. Naranjo, Ignacio Blanquer
2021 Journal of Grid Computing  
AbstractThis paper introduces an open-source platform to support serverless computing for scientific data-processing workflow-based applications across the Cloud continuum (i.e. simultaneously involving  ...  both on-premises and public Cloud platforms to process data captured at the edge).  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the European Union for the project "Artificial Intelligence in Secure PRIvacy-preserving computing coNTinuum" (AI-SPRINT), with code 101016577, funded under  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10723-021-09570-2 pmid:34276264 pmcid:PMC8276028 fatcat:cytjpmirobgl7en2hugk65prgu

Functionalities, Challenges and Enablers for a generalized FaaS based architecture as the realizer of Cloud/Edge continuum interplay

George Kousiouris, Dimosthenis Kyriazis
2021 Zenodo  
of a Cloud/Edge computing continuum.  ...  The availability of decentralized edge computing locations as well as their combination with more centralized Cloud solutions enables the investigation of various tradeoffs for application component placement  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The research leading to the results presented in this paper has received funding from the European Union's funded Project PHYSICS under grant agreement no 101017047.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.7034727 fatcat:2hmuwnn7dvgqjkqloigdnjvcxq

Towards an Approximation-Aware Computational Workflow Framework for Accelerating Large-Scale Discovery Tasks [article]

Michael A. Johnston, Vassilis Vassiliadis
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Current computational workflow frameworks focus on helping researchers automate a sequence of steps on a particular platform. The aim is often to obtain a computational measurement of a property.  ...  We argue that computational workflow frameworks should be designed to be approximation-aware - that is, support the fact that a given workflow description represents a task that could be performed in different  ...  These orthogonal approaches for tackling cost in computational science leads researchers to face a continuum of choices when considering how to answer a given problem.  ... 
arXiv:2206.06217v1 fatcat:ihmsgwrww5hmnpn73l5btzeaum

Distributed Intelligence on the Edge-to-Cloud Continuum: A Systematic Literature Review

Daniel Rosendo, Alexandru Costan, Patrick Valduriez, Gabriel Antoniu
2022 Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing  
It describes the main learning paradigms enabling learning-based analytics on the Edge-to-Cloud Continuum.  ...  The main simulation, emulation, deployment systems, and testbeds for experimental research on the Edge-to-Cloud Continuum available today are also surveyed.  ...  A taxonomy of Data Analytics and AI libraries and frameworks, and ML paradigms that may compose Edge-to-Cloud workflows to enable intelligence on the Computing Continuum. 2.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jpdc.2022.04.004 fatcat:mopdegh4vrgt5k47vrmc7xum24

CloudOps: Towards the Operationalization of the Cloud Continuum: Concepts, Challenges and a Reference Framework

Juncal Alonso, Leire Orue-Echevarria, Maider Huarte
2022 Applied Sciences  
In this paper, we propose a novel CloudOps workflow (extending the traditional DevOps pipeline), proposing techniques and methods for applications' operators to fully embrace the possibilities of the Cloud  ...  Encouraged by the growing IoT paradigm and with flexible edge devices available, an ecosystem of a combination of resources, ranging from high density compute and storage to very lightweight embedded computers  ...  Data Availability Statement: Not applicable. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12094347 fatcat:q65u5ipsjne25akk4owzmaklh4

Managing the Cloud Continuum: Lessons Learnt from a Real Fog-to-Cloud Deployment

Xavi Masip-Bruin, Eva Marín-Tordera, Sergi Sánchez-López, Jordi Garcia, Admela Jukan, Ana Juan Ferrer, Anna Queralt, Antonio Salis, Andrea Bartoli, Matija Cankar, Cristovao Cordeiro, Jens Jensen (+1 others)
2021 Sensors  
To operate successfully, such a cloud continuum scenario demands for novel management strategies, enabling a coordinated and efficient management of the entire set of resources, from the edge up to the  ...  The wide adoption of the recently coined fog and edge computing paradigms alongside conventional cloud computing creates a novel scenario, known as the cloud continuum, where services may benefit from  ...  to coordinating edge and cloud for big data analytics) or DRUID-NET [21] (proposing novel resource allocation mechanisms for edge systems).  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21092974 pmid:33922751 fatcat:pxrugqf3bfevfglfkacoubt47i

Autonomy and Intelligence in the Computing Continuum: Challenges, Enablers, and Future Directions for Orchestration [article]

Henna Kokkonen, Lauri Lovén, Naser Hossein Motlagh, Juha Partala, Alfonso González-Gil, Ester Sola, Iñigo Angulo, Madhusanka Liyanage, Teemu Leppänen, Tri Nguyen, Víctor Casamayor Pujol, Panos Kostakos (+5 others)
2022 arXiv   pre-print
To justify the claim, we provide a general definition for continuum orchestration, and look at how current and emerging orchestration paradigms are suitable for the computing continuum.  ...  We claim that to support the constantly growing requirements of intelligent applications in the device-edge-cloud computing continuum, resource orchestration needs to embrace edge AI and emphasize local  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the researchers and alumni at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP) at the University of Oulu, and Distributed Systems Group (DSG) at TU Wien, for  ... 
arXiv:2205.01423v2 fatcat:phywaj2btrhpnobpeo5z4d3jv4

Towards an Approximation-Aware Computational Workflow Framework for Accelerating Large-Scale Discovery Tasks

Michael A. Johnston, Vassils Vassiliadis
2022 Proceedings of the 2022 Workshop on Advanced tools, programming languages, and PLatforms for Implementing and Evaluating algorithms for Distributed systems  
Current computational workflow frameworks focus on helping researchers automate a sequence of steps on a particular platform. The aim is often to obtain a computational measurement of a property.  ...  We argue that computational workflow frameworks should be designed to be approximation-aware -that is, support the fact that a given workflow description represents a task that could be performed in different  ...  These orthogonal approaches for tackling cost in computational science leads researchers to face a continuum of choices when considering how to answer a given problem.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3524053.3542746 fatcat:cuwydkdvizeetjppyqcioz2gsy

Towards Secure Fog Computing: A Survey on Trust Management, Privacy, Authentication, Threats and Access Control

Abdullah Al-Noman Patwary, Ranesh Kumar Naha, Saurabh Garg, Sudheer Kumar Battula, Md Anwarul Kaium Patwary, Erfan Aghasian, Muhammad Bilal Amin, Aniket Mahanti, Mingwei Gong
2021 Electronics  
Moreover, the Blockchain-based solutions towards a secure Fog computing environment is presented and various research challenges and directions for future research are discussed.  ...  Therefore, to provide the necessary security for Fog devices, there is a need to understand what the security concerns are with regards to Fog.  ...  For example, for the past year, entity A had a high trust towards entity B. However, recently, entity A found that entity B lied to entity A.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10101171 fatcat:h2q4vbw4dja4ho5tbdj4ijbnje

Optimization and Prediction Techniques for Self-Healing and Self-Learning Applications in a Trustworthy Cloud Continuum

Juncal Alonso, Leire Orue-Echevarria, Eneko Osaba, Jesús López Lobo, Iñigo Martinez, Josu Diaz de Arcaya, Iñaki Etxaniz
2021 Information  
A combination of resources and services at the edge (edge computing), in the core (cloud computing), and along the data path (fog computing) is needed through a trusted cloud continuum.  ...  To this extent, the presented work proposes a set of tools, methods, and techniques for applications' operators to seamlessly select, combine, configure, and adapt computation resources all along the data  ...  DevOps and AI are interdependent as DevOps is a business-driven approach to deliver software, and AI is the technology that can be integrated into the system for enhanced functionality.  ... 
doi:10.3390/info12080308 fatcat:744byhtgsbhlnd4pvtnc5dzrym

MEDAL: An AI-driven Data Fabric Concept for Elastic Cloud-to-Edge Intelligence [article]

Vasileios Theodorou, Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Iyad Alshabani, Alberto Abello, David Breitgand
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Consequently, Edge Computing opportunities are lost due to cumbersome and data assets-agnostic processes for end-to-end deployment over the Cloud-to-Edge continuum.  ...  In this paper, we introduce MEDAL, an intelligent Cloud-to-Edge Data Fabric to support Data Operations (DataOps)across the continuum and to automate management and orchestration operations over a combined  ...  the data application layer, formed by the federation of semantically enabled, cloud-native data-centric constructs acting as building blocks • Offering a platform for AI-driven Cloud-to-Edge DataOps that  ... 
arXiv:2102.13125v1 fatcat:m5dzoeutjrh65ftymi5fkxreae

Curating Archaeological Knowledge in the Digital Continuum: from Practice to Infrastructure

Costis Dallas
2015 Open Archaeology  
AbstractAs a "grand challenge" for digital archaeology, I propose the adoption of programmatic research to meet the challenges of archaeological curation in the digital continuum, contingent on curation-enabled  ...  The agenda I propose calls for multidisciplinary, multi-team, multiyear research of a programmatic nature, aiming to re-examine archaeological ontology, to conduct focused research on pervasive archaeological  ...  Nevertheless, it is difficult to imagine that such a warning will have a major tempering effect on actual practice, as digital infrastructures and tools such as cloud computing, social media and mobile  ... 
doi:10.1515/opar-2015-0011 fatcat:kwhcym24wveqtha4mds7ngb3sq

ETP4HPC's Strategic Research Agenda for High-Performance Computing in Europe 4 [article]

Michael Malms, Marcin Ostasz, Maike Gilliot, Pascale Bernier-Bruna, Laurent Cargemel, Estela Suarez, Herbert Cornelius, Marc Duranton, Benny Koren, Pascale Rosse-Laurent, María S. Pérez-Hernández, Manolis Marazakis (+11 others)
2020 Zenodo  
call "The Digital Continuum".  ...  It continues the tradition of a structured approach to the identification of key research objectives.  ...  Edge–Fog–Clouddata centre continuum.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4605343 fatcat:lcsgbea5dzgdfmj5dkw6pr7vni

More Real Than Real: The Race to Simulate Everything

Rosa M. Badia, Ian Foster, Dejan Milojicic
2022 Computer  
edge to cloud, or HPC).  ...  These infrastructures will be integrated in the so-called computing continuum, with instruments and sensors in the In this sense, HPC will evolve toward a more usable instrument to the general scientist  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2022.3173359 fatcat:jspobmwiujbjlozrfrr226xsqm
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