Making edge-computing resilient

TitleMaking edge-computing resilient
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsHarchol, Y., Mushtaq A., Fang V., McCauley J. Murphy, Panda A., & Shenker S. J.
Published inSoCC '20: Proceedings of the 11th ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing
Date Published10/2020

The introduction of computational resources at the network edge allows application designers to offload computation from clients and/or servers, thereby reducing response latency and backbone bandwidth. More fundamentally, edge-computing moves applications from a client-server model to a client-edge-server model. While this is an attractive paradigm for many use cases, it raises the question of how to design client-edge-server systems so they can tolerate edge failures and client mobility. This is particularly challenging when edge processing is strongly stateful. In this paper we propose a design for meeting this challenge called the Client-Edge-Server for Stateful Network Applications (CESSNA).