Open Carrier Interface: An Open Source Edge Computing Framework

TitleOpen Carrier Interface: An Open Source Edge Computing Framework
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKoerner, M., Runge T., Panda A., Ratnasamy S., & Shenker S.
Published inProceedings of the 2018 Workshop on Networking for Emerging Applications and Technologies NEAT '18

Edge computing is an emerging technology, which offers manifold performance improvements for applications with low-latency and high-bandwidth requirements. In order to lower the burden for the Network Service Provider to support edge computing, we introduce a generic and platform-agnostic open source edge computing framework implementation called Open Carrier Interface. The implemented prototype provides Application Service Providers with the opportunity to deploy software components directly at the edge of the network and without any operator intervention. We will elaborate and demonstrate that the developed framework and its interfaces (i) are easy to use for all involved parties, (ii) present a unifying abstraction layer for edge-based resource management systems and edge service architectures, (iii) and can deliver a significant performance impact on applications implementing the edge service paradigm.


We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their work and valuable feedback. We would also like to thank Zafar Qazi, Xiaohe Hu, Henrik Klessig, Murphy McCauley, Amin Tootoonchian, and Peter Gao for their comments and suggestions on the implementation and evaluation. This work was supported by a fellowship within the FITweltweit program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

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