Computational offloading services at the edge of the Internet for mobile devices are becoming a reality. Using a wide range of mobile applications, we explore how such infrastructure improves latency and energy consumption relative to the cloud. We present experimental results from WiFi and 4G LTE networks that confirm substantial wins from edge computing for highly interactive mobile applications.

Hu, W., Gao, Y. Ha, K., Wang, J., Amos, B., Chen, Z., Pillai, P., Satyanarayanan, M.
Proceedings of APSys 2016, Hong Kong, China, August 2016