Load Distribution for Mobile Edge Computing with Reliable Server Pooling

Thomas Dreibholz*, Somnath Mazumdar

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The energy-efficient computing model is a popular choice for both, high-performance and throughput-oriented computing ecosystems. Mobile (computing) devices are becoming increasingly ubiquitous to our computing domain, but with limited resources (true both for computation as well as for energy). Hence, workload offloading from resource-constrained mobile devices to the edge and maybe later to the cloud become necessary as well as useful. Thanks to the persistent technical breakthroughs in global wireless standards (or in mobile networks), together with the almost limitless amount of resources in public cloud platforms, workload offloading is possible and cheaper. In such scenarios, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) resources could be provisioned in proximity to the users for supporting latency-sensitive applications. Here, two relevant problems could be: i) How to distribute workload to the resource pools of MEC as well as public (multi-)clouds? ii) How to manage such resource pools effectively? To answer these problems in this paper, we examine the performance of our proposed approach using the Reliable Server Pooling (RSerPool) framework in more detail. We also have outlined the resource pool management policies to effectively use RSerPool for workload offloading from mobile devices into the cloud/MEC ecosystem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information Networking and Applications : Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2022), Volume 3
EditorsLeonard Barolli, Farookh Hussain, Tomoya Enokido
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9783030996185
ISBN (Electronic)9783030996192
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventThe 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications. AINA-2022 - University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia
Duration: 13 Apr 202215 Apr 2022


ConferenceThe 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications. AINA-2022
LocationUniversity of Technology Sydney (UTS)
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SeriesLecture Notes in Networks and Systems

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