EDGE-TINC Implementation Kick-Off

Developing secure and decentralized edge-computing

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November 01, 2020 - 1 minute read


Motivation

The traditional, centralized cloud computing model in use today has difficulty handling new and emerging applications and networking paradigms. As user and IoT devices are becoming ever more powerful, they are producing enormous amounts of data, for safety (street cameras), entertainment (UGC and AR/VR applications), health monitoring (wearable devices) and intelligent transport applications (autonomous vehicles).

Pulling this data into the cloud for processing is impossible due to the enormous volume, but also due to stringent latency requirements. Instead, in-network and edge-network devices will collectively form edge computing swarms and complement the cloud with their data storage and processing resources. This shift from centralized to in-network compute has the potential to open up new horizons for application development, ultimately, creating new markets for storage and processing resources.

At Fluentic we will design and implement a proof-of-concept prototype of an edge-network gateway called Edge-TINC.