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Demystifying Fog Computing: Characterizing Architectures, Applications and Abstractions

Varshney, Prateeksha and Simmhan, Yogesh (2017) Demystifying Fog Computing: Characterizing Architectures, Applications and Abstractions. In: 1st IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC), MAY 14-15, 2017, Madrid, SPAIN, pp. 115-124.

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Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated the deployment of millions of sensors at the edge of the network, through Smart City infrastructure and lifestyle devices. Cloud computing platforms are often tasked with handling these large volumes and fast streams of data from the edge. Recently, Fog computing has emerged as a concept for low-latency and resource-rich processing of these observation streams, to complement Edge and Cloud computing. In this paper, we review various dimensions of system architecture, application characteristics and platform abstractions that are manifest in this Edge, Fog and Cloud ecosystem. We highlight novel capabilities of the Edge and Fog layers, such as physical and application mobility, privacy sensitivity, and a nascent runtime environment. IoT application case studies based on first-hand experiences across diverse domains drive this categorization. We also highlight the gap between the potential and the reality of Fog computing, and identify challenges that need to be overcome for the solution to be sustainable. Taken together, our article can help platform and application developers bridge the gap that remains in making Fog computing viable.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Copy right for the article belong to IEEE, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Research > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 16:18
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 16:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59413

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