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Lightweight Computation for Networks at the Edge

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.
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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 (10)

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 464 062,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 346 500

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 413 478,75

SCALITY

France

EU Contribution

€ 405 000

GLUK ADVICE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 360 275

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 284 375

DIPL. PHYS. PEER STRITZINGER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 393 000

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 395 567,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732505

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 570 993,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 570 993,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium