ENORM: A Framework For Edge NOde Resource Management

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Abstract

Current computing techniques using the cloud as a centralised server willbecome untenable as billions of devices get connected to the Internet. This raises the need for fog computing, which leverages computing at the edge of the network on nodes, such as routers, base stations and switches, along with the cloud. However, to realise fog computing the challenge of managing edge nodes will need to be addressed. This paper is motivated to address the resource management challenge. We develop the first framework to manage edge nodes,namely the Edge NOde Resource Management (ENORM) framework. Mechanisms for provisioning and auto-scaling edge node resources are proposed. The feasibility of the framework is demonstrated on a PokeMon Go-like online game use-case. The benefits of using ENORM are observed by reduced application latency between 20% - 80% and reduced data transfer and communication frequency between the edge node and the cloud by up to 95\%. These results highlight the potential of fog computing for improving the quality of service and experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1086
JournalIEEE Transactions on Services Computing
Volume13
Issue number6
Early online date18 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 18 Sep 2017

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