Fog at the Edge: Experiences Building an Edge Computing Platform

Nam Ky Giang, Rodger Lea, Michael Blackstock, Victor C.M. Leung
2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE)  
Technology advancement has pushed computation to the network edge, paving the way for a class of IoT applications that leverage CPU, storage and communications in edge devices. Building these new IoT applications is not an easy task however. Two key challenges include: supporting the dynamic nature of the edge network and the context-dependent characteristics of application logic. In this paper we report our experience in building an edge computing platform that uses a distributed data flow
more » ... ramming model based on the popular open source Node-RED tool. We describe some of the challenges we faced as well as some novel solutions that were implemented in our platform. A new approach in applying the concept of exogenous coordination is also presented and shown to be necessary in building large scale IoT applications across the edge, fog and cloud.
doi:10.1109/edge.2018.00009 dblp:conf/edge/GiangLBL18 fatcat:t2yt2rjbzvfojocldfbhmzhcza