Cooperative-hierarchical based edge-computing approach for resources allocation of distributed mobile and IoT applications

Maha Aljarah, Mohammad Shurman, Sharhabeel Alnabelsi
2020 International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)  
<span lang="EN-US">Using mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications is becoming very popular and obtained researchers' interest and commercial investment, in order to fulfill future vision and the requirements for smart cities. These applications have common demands such as fast response, distributed nature, and awareness of service location. However, these requirements' nature cannot be satisfied by central systems services that reside in the clouds. Therefore, edge computing paradigm
more » ... emerged to satisfy such demands, by providing an extension for cloud resources at the network edge, and consequently, they become closer to end-user devices. In this paper, exploiting edge resources is studied; therefore, a cooperative-hierarchical approach for executing the pre-partitioned applications' modules between edges resources is proposed, in order to reduce traffic between the network core and the cloud, where this proposed approach has a polynomial-time complexity. Furthermore, edge computing increases the efficiency of providing services, and improves end-user experience. To validate our proposed cooperative-hierarchical approach for modules placement between edge nodes' resources, iFogSim toolkit is used. The obtained simulation results show that the proposed approach reduces network's load and the total delay compared to a baseline approach for modules' placement, moreover, it increases the network's overall throughput.</span>
doi:10.11591/ijece.v10i1.pp296-307 fatcat:p3eg4ktohvfyvmj4k73gznhkl4