IoT and edge computing offer a completely new model for compute, fabric and memory resource allocation. As such, it becomes more about the orchestration of these resources in an edge and an IoT environment. In other words, how smart is the management of them? The key is creating a protocol or series of protocols to orchestrate all of these. This is where the true advantage lies in utilizing the edge. The article that follows does a very good job of defining this orchestration, or edge resource management as they are calling it in this case.

How do you balance the resources needed to connect thousands, if not millions, of sensors and mobile devices? What data is relevant and what needs to be filtered at the edge? When do you need to have low-latency instant connections, which cost much more, and when should you only check a device’s function every few hours with a short burst of data?

We posed these questions to Professor Albert Zomaya, during the recent IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications in Barcelona.

Albert Zomaya is the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing & Networking in the School of Computer Science, University of Sydney. He is also the Director of the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing, established in late 2009. Professor Zomaya was an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow during 2010-2014. He has published over 600 scientific papers and articles and is the author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books.

Zomaya gave one keynote at the IEEE event, talking about resource management of IoT and Edge Computing.

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