An Open Proving Ground for the Edge

"Working Code Trumps All Hype“ -- Prof. Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Who We Are

The Living Edge Lab is led by the Edge Computing Research Team of Prof. Mahadev Satyanarayanan at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and is a resource of the Open Edge Computing Initiative. We live at the intersection of:

  • Edge-Native Applications
  • Edge System Platforms and Tools
  • Edge Network, Compute and Storage Infrastructure

The Living Edge Lab believes in hands-on projects and working code. Our efforts span:

  • Leading edge research,
  • New technology and tools for the edge,
  • Technology challenges facing companies at the edge

What We Have

In addition to some of the top computer science faculty and students in the world, the Living Edge Lab operates a private LTE mobile wireless network with high bandwidth, low latency fiber connection to a local edge data center with edge platforms from leading suppliers. With these resources, we can support a wide variety of edge computing projects. This facility is only possible through the generous support of our Open Edge Computing Initiative members and other industry leaders.

The Living Edge Lab Infrastructure

How to Engage

The Living Edge Lab welcomes project ideas from Open Edge Computing Initiative members and others. Our model is collaborative and, in general, results will be shared among members, published and open sourced.

If you have an idea for a project, contact us at

For More

For more information about the Living Edge Lab, you can download the Overview PDF or send us an email.

For the results of our previous work see the OEC Publications Page, the Videos Page and the CMU Elijah Page. Most public code is available here.