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Lightweight Computation for Networks at the Edge

Objective

The goal of LightKone is to develop a scientifically sound and industrially validated model for doing general-purpose computation on edge networks. An edge network consists of a large set of heterogeneous, loosely coupled computing nodes situated at the logical extreme of a network. Common examples are networks of Internet of Things, mobile devices, personal computers, and points of presence including Mobile Edge Computing. Internet applications are increasingly running on edge networks, to reduce latency, increase scalability, resilience, and security, and permit local decision making. However, today’s state of the art, the gossip and peer-to-peer models, give no solution for defining general-purpose computations on edge networks, i.e. computation with shared mutable state. LightKone will solve this problem by combining two recent advances in distributed computing, namely synchronisation-free programming and hybrid gossip algorithms, both of which are successfully used separately in industry. Together, they are a natural combination for edge computing. We will cover edge networks both with and without data center nodes, and applications focused on collaboration, computation, and both. Project results will be new programming models and algorithms that advance scientific understanding, implemented in new industrial applications and a startup company, and evaluated in large-scale realistic settings.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 508 735

Participants (9)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 464 062,50
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 346 500
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 413 478,75
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCALITY
France
EU contribution
€ 405 000
Address
11 Rue Tronchet
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLUK ADVICE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 360 275
Address
Stationsplein 8K
6221 BT Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 284 375
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIPL. PHYS. PEER STRITZINGER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 393 000
Address
Aumullerstr. 14
82216 Maisach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 395 567,50
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments