DEO: A Smart Dynamic Edge Offloading Scheme using Processing Resources of Nearby Wireless Devices to Form an Edge Computing Engine

Lami, Ihsan and Al-Ameri, Ali (2020) DEO: A Smart Dynamic Edge Offloading Scheme using Processing Resources of Nearby Wireless Devices to Form an Edge Computing Engine. In: 2019 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Fog Computing Technologies and Applications. IEEE, United States, pp. 58-64. ISBN 978-1-7281-3101-6

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Edge computing reduces connectivity costs and network traffic congestion over cloud computing, by offering local resources (processing and storage) at one hop closer to the end-users. I.e. it reduces the Round-Trip Time (RTT) for offloading part of the processing workload from end-nodes/devices to servers at the edge. However, edge servers are normally pre-setup as part of the overall computing resource infrastructure, which is tough to predict for mobile/IoT deployments. This paper introduces a smart Dynamic Edge Offloading scheme, (we named it DEO), that forms the “edge computing resource” on-the-go, as needed from nearby available devices in a cooperative sharing environment. This is especially necessary for hosting mobile/IoT applications traffic at crowded/urban situations, and, for example, when executing a processing intensive Mobile Cloud Computing Service (MCCS) on a Smartphone (SP). DEO implementation is achieved by using a short-range wireless connectivity between available cooperative end-devices, that will form the edge computing resource. DEO includes an intelligent cloud-based engine, that will facilitate the engagement of the edge network devices. For example, if the end-device is a SP running an MCCS, DEO will partition the processing of the MCCS into sub-tasks, that will be run in parallel on the newly formed “edge resource network” of other nearby devices. Our experiments prove that DEO reduces the RTT and cost overhead by 62.8% and 75.5%, when compared to offloading to a local edge server or a cloud-based server.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile cloud computing services, edge computing, offloading, parallel processing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Rachel Pollard
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 14:26
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 13:20

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