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Whitepapers and publications related to edge computing

Simulating Edge Computing Environments to Optimize Application Experience

The emergence of edge computing introduces new complexity in the creation of distributed mobile applications. Application designers can now deploy application functionality in three or more tiers of compute infrastructure to optimize bandwidth, latency, cost, user experience and privacy for their users and their own operations. However, the diversity of

Blog: Seeing Further Down the Visual Cloud Road

Written by Jim Blakley | December 4, 2019 (Note: This Blog is a republication of my final blog while at Intel.) Almost three years ago, Carnegie Mellon University Prof. Dave Andersen and I announced the Intel Science and Technology Center for Visual Cloud Systems (ISTC-VCS) at the 2016 NAB Show. Along

Towards Drone-sourced Live Video Analytics for the Construction Industry

This paper investigates the use of drones for live inspection in the  construction industry. The key technical challenge is the real-time  registration of the drone video feed to the architectural plan. We  present and evaluate three different approaches for registration and  propose an edge-based prototype using visual features. Our evaluations

Towards a Distraction-free Waze

Real-time traffic monitoring has had widespread success via  crowd-sourced GPS data. While drivers benefit from this low-level,  low-latency road information, any high-level traffic data such as road  closures and accidents currently have very high latency as such systems  rely solely on human reporting. Increasing the detail and decreasing the  latency

EdgeDroid: An Experimental Approach to Benchmarking Human-in-the-Loop Applications

Many emerging mobile applications, including augmented reality (AR) and  wearable cognitive assistance (WCA), aim to provide seamless user  interaction. However, the complexity of benchmarking these  human-in-the-loop applications limits reproducibility and makes  performance evaluation difficult. In this paper, we present EdgeDroid, a  benchmarking suite designed to reproducibly evaluate these  applications. Our

The Computing Landscape of the 21st Century

This paper shows how today's complex computing landscape can be  understood in simple terms through a 4-tier model. Each tier represents a  distinct and stable set of design constraints that dominate attention  at that tier. There are typically many alternative implementations of  hardware and software at each tier, but all

How we created edge computing

Edge computing processes data on infrastructure that is located close to the point of data creation. Mahadev Satyanarayanan recounts how recognition of the potential limitations of centralized, cloud-based processing led to this new approach to computing. Satyanarayanan, M. Nature Electronics, 2(1), January 2019