LightKone: Lightweight computation for networks at the edge

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Project start: 
Sunday, 1 January, 2017
Project end: 
Tuesday, 31 December, 2019
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Moving computations out of data centers and directly on edge networks.

Who is the service/solution designed for?: 

Software developers building services and applications on community networks, Internet of Things networks, networks of mobile devices, personal computers, and points of presence including Mobile Edge Computing.

How will your solution/service benefit the end-user? 

Data centers are bottlenecks for the new generation of Internet applications. For example, health monitoring applications require continuous big-data computations for each human being who is monitored. Data centers cannot scale up to support this for all human beings. Our solutions target this kind of application. We provide solutions for general-purpose edge computing: we are building systems that allow to move large computations out of the data center directly on edge networks. Our platforms are designed to work correctly and efficiently on edge networks with high churn and intermittent connectivity.

How can the solution/service help you become more efficient, more secure, faster or cost-effective?: 

Running services directly on edge networks reduces latency, increases scalability, resilience and security, and permits local decision making.