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Zenith: Utility-aware Resource Allocation for Edge Computing

Xu, Jinlai and Palanisamy, Balaji and Ludwig, Heiko and Wang, Qingyang (2017) Zenith: Utility-aware Resource Allocation for Edge Computing. In: IEEE Edge 2017, 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii. (In Press)

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In the Internet of Things(IoT) era, the demands for low-latency computing for time-sensitive applications (e.g., location-based augmented reality games, real-time smart grid management, real-time navigation using wearables) has been growing rapidly. Edge Computing provides an additional layer of infrastructure to fill latency gaps between the IoT devices and the back-end computing infrastructure. In the edge computing model, small-scale micro-datacenters that represent ad-hoc and distributed collection of computing infrastructure pose new challenges in terms of management and effective resource sharing to achieve a globally efficient resource allocation. In this paper, we propose Zenith, a novel model for allocating computing resources in an edge computing platform that allows service providers to establish resource sharing contracts with edge infrastructure providers apriori. Based on the established contracts, service providers employ a latency-aware scheduling and resource provisioning algorithm that enables tasks to complete and meet their latency requirements. The proposed techniques are evaluated through extensive experiments that demonstrate the effectiveness, scalability and performance efficiency of the proposed model.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: In Press
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Xu, Jinlaijix67@pitt.eduJIX67
Palanisamy, Balajibpalan@pitt.eduBPALAN
Ludwig, Heiko
Wang, Qingyang
Date: 2017
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Event Title: IEEE Edge 2017
Event Dates: 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 16:27
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:55


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