This report introduces Computing Continuumuse cases, requirements and KPIs on communication infrastructures, IoT and edge computing platforms. Compared to many current activities the computing continuum enable a more flexible allocation of compute and communication resources and workload placement. Many novel applications require rather stringent KPIs since IoT is more and more mission-critical.
The new system requirements include strong security, very high bandwidth, very low delay, and very high reliability. Depending on the use case and deployment scenario, various technology enablers are currently under standardization, including the F5G optical network architecture, novel approaches to compute, and securing networking and compute. For computing continuum platforms, high-performance secure computing together with optical communication is an ideal combination fulfilling the high-end IoT requirements.
The baseline requirements for high-end IoT are optical communication enablers that can solve these KPIs and requirements. The communication between the different location of a computing needs to meet that stringent requirements as well. Also, high-end IoT devices might be connected with optical communication technology enable a whole new application area to be explored and supported. For example, some use cases need very high resolution, high frame rate cameras as sensors that send uncompressed video for the lowest delay to AI-enabled analytics platforms. The analytics platform needs to react fast on the situation and eventually steer actors appropriately. The documents finally list a set of recommendations of the evolution of the current technologies for high-end IoT system running on computing continuum platforms.
The report can be downloaded here.
The report will be presented at the webinar that will be held on 11 May. Participation is free by using this Webex link.