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== Mission Statement ==
* This OSF Edge Computing Group’s objective is to define infrastructure systems needed to support applications distributed over a broad geographic area, with potentially thousands of sites, located as close as possible to discrete data sources, physical elements or end users. The assumption is that network connectivity is over a WAN.
* The OSF Edge Computing Group will identify use cases, develop requirements, and produce viable architecture options and tests for evaluating new and existing solutions, across different industries and global constituencies, to enable development activities for Open Infrastructure and other Open Source community projects to support edge use cases. 
== Group Resources ==
== Group Resources ==
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== Meetings ==
== Meetings ==
Weekly calls in alternating slots:
* Mondays at 6am PDT / 1300 UTC
* Every first Thursday of the month: 0700 UTC
** '''Calendar file is available [https://object-storage-ca-ymq-1.vexxhost.net/swift/v1/6e4619c416ff4bd19e1c087f27a43eea/www-assets-prod/edge/OSF-Edge-Computing-Group-Weekly-Calls2.ics here].'''
* On other weeks Tuesdays at 7am PDT / 1500 UTC
'''Calendar file is available [https://www.openstack.org/assets/edge/OSF-Edge-Computing-Group-Weekly-Calls.ics here].'''
=== Next meeting: Tuesday (February 19), 7am PT / 1500 UTC ===
=== Next meeting: Monday (September 27), 6am PST / 1300 UTC ===
==== Call details ====  
==== Call details ====  
* ''' Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/879678938 '''
* ''' Join at: https://meetpad.opendev.org/osf-edge-computing-group '''
* ''' Dialing in from phone: '''
** Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923
** Meeting ID: 879 678 938
** International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ed95sU7aQ
=== Action item registry ===
=== Action item registry ===
* csatari to send a mail about the Suitable MVP architectures of the Use Cases - done
* csatari map the user stories to the exact project requirements [https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/MappingOfUseCasesFeaturesRequirementsAndUserStories done]
* we should add the User Stories from the MVP Wiki to the storyboard. - done
* Sebastian to add the "5G Service Delivery Platform over non-IP SDN-based Core" use case to the use cases wiki - will happen during February (blog posts and edge wiki)
* csatari to give a try to map the Use Cases to the MVP architectures - done
* csatari to check the terms used here and synch it to the [https://github.com/State-of-the-Edge/glossary/blob/master/edge-glossary.md edge glossary] - in progress
* We should define a next phase for the MVP and start to figure out what implementation is needed for that
* Add feedback to the UC-s based on https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/BER-edge-use-cases-and-requirements
=== Agenda ===
=== Agenda ===
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Please feel free to add your topic to the agenda. Please add your name as well so we know on the meeting who to ping.
Please feel free to add your topic to the agenda. Please add your name as well so we know on the meeting who to ping.
* Action items
* '''Action items'''
** See Action item registry
** See Action item registry
* Edge Glossary PR-s
* '''Tangled up in Edge discussion - Hardware challenges'''
** https://github.com/lf-edge/glossary/pull/46
** https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/ecg-distributed-edge-mini-series
** https://github.com/lf-edge/glossary/pull/47
** https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/ecg-untangling-the-edge
** https://github.com/lf-edge/glossary/pull/48
** https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/ecg-blog-posts
** https://github.com/lf-edge/glossary/pull/49
* '''2021 activities'''
** https://github.com/lf-edge/glossary/pull/50
** https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/edge-computing-group-2021-planning
* Open Infrastructure Summit & PTG
** '''PTG planning'''
** Forum session proposal period opens February 22
*** https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/ecg-ptg-october-2021
*** https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Forum
* '''AoB'''
*** https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Forum/Denver2019
*** https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/edge-wg-forum-preparation-denver-2019
** PTG planning
*** https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/edge-wg-ptg-preparation-denver-2019
* Keystone edge work
** Federation
*** Testing
**** What is the situation with the K2K review (https://review.openstack.org/#/c/484121/)?
**** Do we know what is the added value to test with an IdP compared to the full K2K testing?
*** Athenz plugin
**** http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/edge-computing/2019-January/000520.html
** Synchronization framework
*** https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/stx-specs/commit/?id=1ed103250b3d6df2bae92b0cee794bfce835d7af
* Glance edge work
** https://review.openstack.org/#/c/619638/
* Zero Touch Provisioning
** https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/zero-touch-provisioning-edge
** http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-discuss/2018-December/001173.html
=== Meeting Logs ===
=== Meeting Logs ===
==== Weekly Call Logs ====
== Edge Reference Architectures ==
==== CHI@Edge - recording of the session with the Chameleon project, September 13, 2021 ====
* https://zoom.us/rec/share/GwZwPXaqbT6g-CTHnbv8X4QAbaVrtd830QXuCU4hfB7khgL__FpwKq-oXpOYDP6-.f_eUeeAI8RWyZLsL
* Passcode: HW^55Kc+
==== Virtual PTG Recordings, April, 2021 ====
== Subgroups ==
* Monday (April 19): https://zoom.us/rec/share/n9O0Se1JScNSLntUBvy0MtXRgdJGotz8GOP-zWvM3aLQvv6zIkjqYXM93HUzxEDx.D7gc0jc8SEYgqkXN
* Tuesday (April 20): https://zoom.us/rec/share/yMN8QANWzI7FJ_Hh-ys166_sECX2XgSgX-B_jKnnlYh4UjCAv9S32s-9U4mzjUGf.HZIErlBO6LOIMrJz
* Wednesday (April 21): https://zoom.us/rec/share/HVUp0n99jAJwlrD2zcoNxji_ZLWOBC8VsYsEP6h32Xrorxtqo20HsIdL9WL08Eoy.ese3KUH2Fq-HXm3q
=== Use cases ===
==== Open Geospatial Consortium presentation, November 16, 2020 ====
* '''Liaison: Ildiko Vancsa'''
* Call recording
* https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Edge_Computing_Group/Use_Cases
** https://zoom.us/rec/share/JiNJGL84oGBh9KRcSRgyHoNV8WxhrBbW0I_dAtE-ietsCm0O260LeTpMWbNEFkMM.n815RJsQATJsAiBF
* https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/edge-use-case
** Passcode: y5sF37@%
* Slides: https://portal.ogc.org/files/?artifact_id=95522
==== Meetings ====
==== Virtual PTG Recordings, October, 2020 ====
Weekly calls on Mondays in alternating time slots:
Password: ptg2020!
* Odd weeks: Monday 1pm Pacific Time / 2100 UTC
* Monday (October 26): https://zoom.us/rec/share/Y9GFNd2gxzeGvXTPby7XFBhbNX-uRLxzFsbl3SmPZLXpdvLRF8uzHEg6eFcukcPp.RTU9bg7r5jDIcYGT
* Tuesday (October 27): https://zoom.us/rec/share/seuDC-u95KzdBw0-mPPz7LV20ruiDdNdLYoF3QMwdjcjuAKRWMcggGClkTmvf8U.tKj_HUSkCSVoOO08
* Wednesday (October 28): https://zoom.us/rec/share/9UrZ9JxS9jNR06DGwiV1wnc4aPX5EGYhI_xVCTvglqrj9-i8QajNzJD8kWeU9N0W.h59c74-AQOngXcxG
* PTG notes: https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/ecg-vptg-october-2020
'''Next meeting: Monday (February 25) at 1pm Pacific Time / 2100 UTC'''
==== Virtual PTG Recordings, June, 2020 ====
* '''Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/879678938'''
* https://zoom.us/rec/share/-tB7JanR8EVIQdaR0Hj4AbAKANrUaaa8gyEW86AJyEiZaRf_Kiscb9nMg0XJFd3P
* Dialing in from phone:
** Password: 1H!2?7%u
** Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923
* https://zoom.us/rec/play/vcF7c-mtpmo3SYectgSDUPR5W47of_msgXUYqfILnRyyWiZWZgWlY-BGNOpkNxB0EFSQGB736jMtbQw
** Meeting ID: 879 678 938
** Password: 3y*99q.6
** International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ed95sU7aQ
* https://zoom.us/rec/share/1N0yIozW9n9LbLeS5Vztf7UYDrvdaaa80XUf-PpYz0mZm-PbUlBL8mHcZfzyJN6E
** Password: 8H?A7OC2
==== Meeting Logs ====
== Working Group Activities ==
* June 18 - Recording: https://zoom.us/recording/share/kh7kH6QxEfQTQJswKxDNq8b5MccReoZ766g-l71b68ewIumekTziMw
* June 25 - Recording: https://zoom.us/recording/share/8r2N2XXGbr2-WESGee_l0W0IGihFoF4gpES6iGoimN-wIumekTziMw
* July 2 - Recording: https://zoom.us/recording/share/eRz-Kvq18s9OTER0JF8OolOhjYhEwTHFmejJbuyvxASwIumekTziMw
* July 9 - Recording: https://zoom.us/recording/share/TLte9TWWhIKrcAi_hzNNHX_CWuUB66xfohh9Z0yIaYmwIumekTziMw
* July 23 - Recording: https://zoom.us/recording/share/JzA5Ct0l_fWe4Ae80yOTPwQ1-WPKzdwIhg5sSRIo0_awIumekTziMw
* August 6 - Recording: https://zoom.us/recording/share/2y4fSaGP0iDRuzA__rHPqTYajGfM5_4taRzf0ANa_piwIumekTziMw
* September 3 - Recording: https://zoom.us/recording/share/7D4VvnhYtURxVNDa9U2S7CvsbPkweMFbJGDnr9zosJ6wIumekTziMw
=== Glance ===
=== Events ===
* Upcoming events to attend and prepare for
* '''Liaison: Gergely Csatari'''
** https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/ecg-edge-events-2021
* Ongoing activities:
* Interesting sessions from events
** There is an experimental API for the multiple backend support. This will be stabilized in Stein.
** https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/edge-event-recordings
** [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/glance/+spec/glance-caching-for-edge Blueprint] for Glance caching enhancements created
* Glance architecture options for edge:
** https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Image_handling_in_edge_environment
** Discussion notes:
*** http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/edge_computing_group/2018/edge_computing_group.2018-08-01-16.01.html
*** https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/EdgeComputingGroupPTG4
=== Dublin workshop notes ===
* '''Liaison: Gergely Csatari'''
* Weekly meetings are on every Thursday from 16h CET on #edge-computing-group
* Notes:
** https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OpenStack_Edge_Discussions_Dublin_PTG
* Meeting notes:
** http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/review_of_dublin_edge_notes/2018/
** http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/review_of_dublin_edge_notes_ii/2018/review_of_dublin_edge_notes_ii.2018-04-25-14.01.html
** http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/review_of_dublin_edge_notes_03/2018/review_of_dublin_edge_notes_03.2018-05-11-13.00.html
** http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/review_of_dublin_edge_notes_04/2018/review_of_dublin_edge_notes_04.2018-06-14-14.18.html
* Action items:
** https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/Dublin-edge-notes-wiki
=== Keystone ===
=== Use cases ===
* '''Liaison: Ildiko Vancsa'''
* '''Liaison: Ildiko Vancsa'''
* https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Edge_Computing_Group/Use_Cases
* https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/edge-use-case
* [https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Edge_Computing_Group/Weekly_Use_Cases_Call_Logs Meeting logs]
==== Meetings ====
=== Minimal Reference Architectures ===
'''Next meeting: Thursday (August 9) at 6am PDT / 1300 UTC'''
* '''Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/671236148'''
* Dialing in from phone:
** Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923
** Meeting ID: 671 236 148
** International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ed95sU7aQ
===== Agenda =====
* Keystone Edge Architectures discussion
** https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Keystone_edge_architectures
* Keystone federation testing follow-up
** https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ECG_Keystone_Testing
* OPNFV Keystone Edge demo at ONS
==== Artifacts ====
* Testing plans
** Keystone edge architectures
*** https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Keystone_edge_architectures
*** DevStack Plugin work
**** Test plan etherpad: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ECG_Keystone_Testing
**** Spec: https://specs.openstack.org/openstack/keystone-specs/specs/keystone/ongoing/devstack-plugin.html
**** [[KeystoneDevStackTestingWithInternalIdP]]
**** Repositories:
***** https://github.com/openstack/keystone-tempest-plugin/
***** https://github.com/wjdanalharthi/tempest/blob/k2k/tempest/api/identity/v3/test_k2k_tokens.py
** StarlingX DRAFT Design Doc for Distributed DB-Sync'd Keystone Edge Architecture - DRAFT - open to any comments
*** https://www.dropbox.com/s/653tjwnyvl3q544/dc_keystone_fernet_key_sync_and_db_sync_Jul24_2018.pptx?dl=0
** OPNFV collaboration
*** http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-keystone/%23openstack-keystone.2018-05-30.log.html#t2018-05-30T19:09:59
*** https://wiki.opnfv.org/download/attachments/20745096/OPNFV%20Keynotes%20edge%20cloud.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1528185835342&api=v2
* Vancouver Summit recap from Lance Bragstad: https://www.lbragstad.com/blog/openstack-summit-vancouver-recap
* Vancouver Summit recap from John Garbutt: https://www.stackhpc.com/openstack-forum-vancouver-2018.html
* StarlingX DRAFT Design Doc for Distributed DB-Sync'd Keystone Edge Architecture - DRAFT - open to any comments
** https://www.dropbox.com/s/653tjwnyvl3q544/dc_keystone_fernet_key_sync_and_db_sync_Jul24_2018.pptx?dl=0
== Related OSF Projects ==
=== OpenStack ===
* openstack.org
* IRC channels on Freenode - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/IRC
* IRC meetings on Freenode - http://eavesdrop.openstack.org
* Mailing lists - http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo
==== Cyborg ====
==== Glance ====
* https://docs.openstack.org/glance/latest/
* https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Glance
==== Keystone ====
* https://docs.openstack.org/keystone/queens/
* https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Keystone
==== Ironic ====
=== Work items for testing ===
* Detailed design of the minimal reference architectures
** Configuration of the minimal reference architectures
** Draft test plan: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ecg-test-plan
** Lab requirements - http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/edge-computing/2019-June/000597.html
* https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic
=== Hacking days ===
* L3 provisioning spec: https://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/not-implemented/L3-based-deployment.html
* etherpad: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/osf-edge-hacking-days
* Every Friday, please add your availability to the etherpad if you're available and interested
==== IoTronic - unofficial ====
=== OpenStack Activities ===
* IoT resource management service for OpenStack clouds
* https://www.openstack.org/assets/presentation-media/vancouver.pdf
** subproject of Stack4Things: http://stack4things.unime.it
* https://github.com/openstack/iotronic (OpenStack-compliant service for IoT / far-edge nodes IaaS enablement)
* https://github.com/openstack/iotronic-lightning-rod (node-side agent for the IoTronic service)
* https://github.com/openstack/python-iotronicclient (client for the IoTronic service)
* https://github.com/openstack/iotronic-ui (Horizon plugin for the IoTronic service)
* https://bugs.launchpad.net/iotronic/+bugs
=== Airship ===
=== StarlingX Activities ===
* http://www.airshipit.org
* https://www.openstack.org/videos/vancouver-2018/airship-making-lifecycle-management-for-open-infrastructure-repeatable-and-predictable
* https://github.com/openstack/airship-in-a-bottle
* IRC on Freenode - #airshipit
=== StarlingX ===
''' Liaison: Greg Waines '''
* http://www.starlingx.io/
* https://www.openstack.org/videos/vancouver-2018/starlingx-cloud-infrastructure-for-high-performance-low-latency-applications
* https://www.openstack.org/videos/vancouver-2018/starlingx-cloud-infrastructure-for-high-performance-low-latency-applications
* Distributed Cloud (Incubation Project)
* Distributed Cloud (Incubation Project)
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** Resource Synchronization and Quota Management Framework
** Resource Synchronization and Quota Management Framework
*** https://www.dropbox.com/s/ihczi2f5odccn6f/SynchFramework-DC-StarlingX.pptx?dl=0
*** https://www.dropbox.com/s/ihczi2f5odccn6f/SynchFramework-DC-StarlingX.pptx?dl=0
* mailing list - http://lists.starlingx.io/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo
*** Storyboard Story: https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/story/2002842
* IRC on Freenode - #starlingx
*** Updated Gerrit Code Reviews:
**** https://review.openstack.org/#/c/641471/
== Adjacent communities ==
**** https://review.openstack.org/#/c/641498/
**** https://review.openstack.org/#/c/641779/
=== Akraino ===
**** https://review.openstack.org/#/c/642113/
**** https://review.openstack.org/#/c/642125/
''' Liaison: Beth Cohen '''
**** https://review.openstack.org/#/c/642133/
**** https://review.openstack.org/#/c/642469/
* Akraino BoF at the Vancouve Summit - https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/OSS_Vancouver_Akraino_BoF
**** https://review.openstack.org/#/c/642488/
* Project website - https://www.akraino.org
* Project wiki page - https://wiki.akraino.org
=== ONAP Edge Automation Group ===
''' Liaison: Prakash Ramchandran  '''
* Project wiki page - https://wiki.onap.org/display/DW/Edge+Automation+through+ONAP
=== OPNFV Edge Cloud Project ===
''' Liaison: Gergely Csatari '''
* Project wiki page - https://wiki.opnfv.org/display/PROJ/Edge+cloud
=== Kubernetes IoT Edge Working Group ===
* Project page: https://github.com/kubernetes/community/tree/master/wg-iot-edge
* Meetings: Fridays at 15:00 UTC (bi-weekly)
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yuwy9IO4X6XKq2wLW0pVZn5yHQxlyK7wdYBZBXRWiKI/edit?usp=sharing Meeting notes and agenda]
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1We-pRDV9LDFo-vd9DURCPC5-Bum2FvjHUGZ1tacGmk8/edit#heading=h.n4tqqt3iuizs Whitepaper]
=== ETSI MEC ===
* Web page: https://www.etsi.org/technologies/multi-access-edge-computing
* Presentation on the weekly call (February 12, 2019): https://zoom.us/recording/share/dnRWoPhLvMJz1QUvsjMV7COhydppAwtc3J8w2q08VqmwIumekTziMw
* MEC PoCs
** https://www.etsi.org/technologies/multi-access-edge-computing/mec-poc
** https://mecwiki.etsi.org/index.php?title=Ongoing_PoCs
* OpenAPI
** https://forge.etsi.org
** Viewable without an EOL account
** If you would like to propose a patch and you don't have an account please reach out to one of the following contacts
*** CTI_Support - CTI_Support@etsi.org
*** Walter Featherstone_Internet - Walter.Featherstone@viavisolutions.com
** Bug tracker: https://forge.etsi.org/bugzilla
* Contact: Dario Sabella - dario.sabella@intel.com
== Use Cases ==
'''For specific case studies, see''' https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Edge_Computing_Group/Use_Cases
=== Data Collection and Analytics ===
IoT, where data is often collected from a large network of microsites, is an example of an application that benefits from the edge computing model. Sending masses of data over often limited network connections to an analytics engine located in
a centralized data center is counterproductive; it may not be responsive enough, could contribute to excessive latency, and wastes precious bandwidth. Since edge
devices can also produce terabytes of data, taking the analytics closer to the source of the data on the edge can be more cost-effective by analyzing data near
the source and only sending small batches of condensed information back to the centralized systems. There is a tradeoff here—balancing the cost of transporting
data to the core against losing some information.
=== Security ===
Unfortunately, as edge devices proliferate––including mobile handsets and IoT sensors––new attack vectors are emerging that take advantage of the proliferation
of endpoints. Edge computing offers the ability to move security elements closer to the originating source of attack, enables higher performance security
applications, and increases the number of layers that help defend the core against breaches and risk.
=== Compliance Requirements ===
Compliance covers a broad range of requirements, ranging from geofencing, data sovereignty, and copyright enforcement. Restricting access to data based on
geography and political boundaries, limiting data streams depending on copyright limitations, and storing data in places with specific regulations are all achievable
and enforceable with edge computing infrastructure.
=== Network Function Virtualization (NFV) ===
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is at its heart the quintessential edge computing application because it provides infrastructure functionality. Telecom
operators are looking to transform their service delivery models by running virtual network functions as part of, or layered on top of, an edge computing infrastructure.
To maximize efficiency and minimize cost/complexity, running NFV on edge computing infrastructure makes sense.
=== Real-Time ===
Real-time applications, such as AR/VR, connected cars, telemedicine, tactile internet Industry 4.0 and smart cities, are unable to tolerate more than a few
milliseconds of latency and can be extremely sensitive to jitter, or latency variation. As an example, connected cars will require low latency and high bandwidth, and
depend on computation and content caching near the user, making edge capacity a necessity. In many scenarios, particularly where closed-loop automation is used
to maintain high availability, response times in tens of milliseconds are needed, and cannot be met without edge computing infrastructure.
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUz-yIoSIgU Monasca Smart City]
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9TH_6XJWqw Connected Cars / Drones]
=== Immersive ===
Edge computing expands bandwidth capabilities, unlocking the potential of new immersive applications. Some of these include AR/VR, 4K video, and 360° imaging
for verticals like healthcare. Caching and optimizing content at the edge is already becoming a necessity since protocols like TCP don’t respond well to sudden
changes in radio network traffic. Edge computing infrastructure, tied into real-time access to radio/network information can reduce stalls and delays in video by up to
20% during peak viewing hours, and can also vary the video feed bitrate based on radio conditions.
=== Network Efficiency ===
Many applications are not sensitive to latency and do not require large amounts of nearby compute or storage capacity, so they could theoretically run in a
centralized cloud, but the bandwidth requirements and/or compute requirements may still make edge computing a more efficient approach. Some of these
workloads are common today, including video surveillance and IoT gateways, while others, including facial recognition and vehicle number plate recognition,
are emerging capabilities. With many of these, the edge computing infrastructure not only reduces bandwidth requirements, but can also provide a platform for functions that enable the value of the application—for example, video surveillance
motion detection and threat recognition. In many of these applications, 90% of the data is routine and irrelevant, so sending it to a centralized cloud is prohibitively
expensive and wasteful of often scarce network bandwidth. It makes more sense to sort the data at the edge for anomalies and changes, and only report on the
actionable data.
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnYwniyB2b0 Telexistence Robot, SDN and OpenStack]
=== Self-Contained and Autonomous Site Operations ===
== Adjacent Projects and Communities ==
Many environments, even today, have limited, unreliable or unpredictable connectivity. These could include transportation (planes, buses, ships), mining
operations (oil rigs, pipelines, mines), power infrastructure (wind farms, solar power plants), and even environments that should typically have good connectivity,
like stores. Edge computing neatly supports such environments by allowing sites to remain semi-autonomous and functional when needed or when the network
connectivity is not available. The best example of this approach is the need for retail locations to maintain their point of sales (POS) systems, even when there is
temporarily no network connectivity.
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbeLMhcrkz8&t=11s Cloud-in-a-box at Verizon]
=== Privacy ===
Enterprises may have needs for edge computing capacity depending on workloads, connectivity limits and privacy. For example, medical applications that need to
anonymize personal health information (PHI) before sending it to the cloud could do this utilizing edge computing infrastructure.
Another way to look at requirements that would benefit from cloud edge computing is by the type of company that would deploy them. Operator
applications are workloads put on edge computing infrastructure that is built and managed by operators—telecommunications companies, for example. Third-party
applications are built by organizations to run on existing edge infrastructure, in order to leverage others’ edge computing infrastructure. It is worth noting that
any applications could leverage any or all of the capabilities provided by a cloud—compute, block storage, object storage, virtual networking, bare metal,
or containers.
== Challenges ==
== Challenges ==

Latest revision as of 23:36, 20 September 2021

Mission Statement

  • This OSF Edge Computing Group’s objective is to define infrastructure systems needed to support applications distributed over a broad geographic area, with potentially thousands of sites, located as close as possible to discrete data sources, physical elements or end users. The assumption is that network connectivity is over a WAN.
  • The OSF Edge Computing Group will identify use cases, develop requirements, and produce viable architecture options and tests for evaluating new and existing solutions, across different industries and global constituencies, to enable development activities for Open Infrastructure and other Open Source community projects to support edge use cases.

Group Resources


  • Mondays at 6am PDT / 1300 UTC
    • Calendar file is available here.

Next meeting: Monday (September 27), 6am PST / 1300 UTC

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CHI@Edge - recording of the session with the Chameleon project, September 13, 2021

Virtual PTG Recordings, April, 2021

Open Geospatial Consortium presentation, November 16, 2020

Virtual PTG Recordings, October, 2020

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Virtual PTG Recordings, June, 2020

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  • Life-cycle Management. A virtual-machine/container/bare-metal manager in charge of managing machine/container lifecycle (configuration, scheduling, deployment, suspend/resume, and shutdown). (Current Projects: TK)
  • Image Management. An image manager in charge of template files (a.k.a. virtual-machine/container images). (Current Projects: TK)
  • Network Management. A network manager in charge of providing connectivity to the infrastructure: virtual networks and external access for users. (Current Projects: TK)
  • Storage Management. A storage manager, providing storage services to edge applications. (Current Projects: TK)
  • Administrative. Administrative tools, providing user interfaces to operate and use the dispersed infrastructure. (Current Projects: TK)
  • Storage latency. Addressing storage latency over WAN connections.
  • Reinforced security at the edge. Monitoring the physical and application integrity of each site, with the ability to autonomously enable corrective actions when necessary.
  • Resource utilization monitoring. Monitor resource utilization across all nodes simultaneously.
  • Orchestration tools. Manage and coordinate many edge sites and workloads, potentially leading toward a peering control plane or “selforganizing edge.”
  • Federation of edge platforms orchestration (or cloud-of-clouds). Must be explored and introduced to the IaaS core services.
  • Automated edge commission/decommission operations. Includes initial software deployment and upgrades of the resource management system’s components.
  • Automated data and workload relocations. Load balancing across geographically distributed hardware.
  • Synchronization of abstract state propagation Needed at the “core” of the infrastructure to cope with discontinuous network links.
  • Network partitioning with limited connectivity New ways to deal with network partitioning issues due to limited connectivity—coping with short disconnections and long disconnections alike.
  • Manage application latency requirements. The definition of advanced placement constraints in order to cope with latency requirements of application components.
  • Application provisioning and scheduling. In order to satisfy placement requirements (initial placement).
  • Data and workload relocations. According to internal/external events (mobility use-cases, failures, performance considerations, and so forth).
  • Integration location awareness. Not all edge deployments will require the same application at the same moment. Location and demand awareness are a likely need.
  • Dynamic rebalancing of resources from remote sites. Discrete hardware with limited resources and limited ability to expand at the remote site needs to be taken into consideration when designing both the overall architecture at the macro level and the administrative tools. The concept of being able to grab remote resources on demand from other sites, either neighbors over a mesh network or from core elements in a hierarchical network, means that fluctuations in local demand can be met without inefficiency in hardware deployments.