ContMEC: An Architecture of Multi-access Edge Computing for Offloading Container-Based Mobile Applications

Hiroki Watanabe, Ryo Yasumori, Takao Kondo, Ken Kumakura, Keisuke Maesako, Liang Zhang, Yusuke Inagaki, Fumio Teraoka

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

This paper proposes an architecture called Cont-MEC for enabling UEs (User Equipments) to offload a part of applications to MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) servers. It is expected that a MEC infrastructure is composed of a small number of centralized data centers and geographically distributed edge stations, in each of which multiple edge servers are installed. It is also expected that applications on UEs are implemented as container clusters similar to cloud-native applications and they are deployed on computing clusters. ContMEC has the following three features: (i) constructing a computing cluster per edge station for scalability to the number of UEs, (ii) hierarchical resource management for scalability and efficient resource sharing among computing clusters, and (iii) overlapped computing clusters for efficient resource sharing. A PoC (Proof-of Concept) implementation of ContMEC employs Kubernetes as a container orchestration system without modifications although Kubernetes does not take account of the MEC infrastructure. The PoC implementation shows that advantage of offloading is larger than disadvantage of implementing applications as container clusters, control traffic is moderate against the number of UEs, and efficient resource sharing among computing clusters is achieved.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルICC 2022 - IEEE International Conference on Communications
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ3647-3653
ページ数7
ISBN(電子版)9781538683477
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2022
イベント2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2022 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
継続期間: 2022 5月 162022 5月 20

出版物シリーズ

名前IEEE International Conference on Communications
2022-May
ISSN(印刷版)1550-3607

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2022
国/地域Korea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period22/5/1622/5/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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