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Performance optimization and edge computing orchestration for enhanced experience and Quality of Service

Project description

Preparing the next generation of edge computing

Next-generation edge computing infrastructures should confront the new challenges faced today with the power offered by cloud infrastructures. The EU-funded Pledger project aims to provide a new architectural model as well as a set of software tools that will prepare the future development of the next generation of edge computing. The project will allow edge computing providers to secure the stability and effective performance of the edge infrastructures. It will also allow edge computing users to understand the nature of their applications, research understandable quality of service metrics and optimise the competitiveness of their infrastructures. The project intends to introduce the set of tools in the application fields of manufacturing, mixed reality and smart cities.


The Pledger project aims at delivering a new architectural paradigm and a toolset that will pave the way for next generation edge computing infrastructures, tackling the modern challenges faced today and coupling the benefits of low latencies on the edge, with the robustness and resilience of cloud infrastructures. The project will deliver a set of tools and processes that will enable a) edge computing providers to enhance the stability and performance effectiveness of their edge infrastructures, through modelling the overheads and optimal groupings of concurrently running services, runtime analysis and adaptation, thus gaining a competitive advantage b) edge computing adopters to understand the computational nature of their applications, investigate abstracted and understandable QoS metrics, facilitate trust and smart contracting over their infrastructures and identify how they can balance their cost and performance to optimise their competitiveness and monitor their SLAs. By providing this toolset, the project will allow also third parties to act as independent validators of QoS features in IoT applications, enabling new decentralised applications and business models, thus filling a large gap in the emerging edge/IoT computing market landscape. The project validates its results through three use cases which are very relevant for the innovative edge/cloud computing concepts it plans to introduce: namely in manufacturing, mixed reality and smart cities application domains.

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Net EU contribution
€ 533 387,00
Calle de albarracin 25
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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 488,00

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