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Computation offloading and resource allocation for low-power IoT edge devices

Samie, F and Tsoutsouras, V and Bauer, L and Xydis, S and Soudris, D and Henkel, J (2017) Computation offloading and resource allocation for low-power IoT edge devices. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 7-12..

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With the proliferation of portable and mobile IoT devices and their increasing processing capability, we witness that the edge of network is moving to the IoT gateways and smart devices. To avoid Big Data issues (e.g. high latency of cloud based IoT), the processing of the captured data is starting from the IoT edge node. However, the available processing capabilities and energy resources are still limited and do not allow to fully process the data on-board. It calls for offloading some portions of computation to the gateway or servers. Due to the limited bandwidth of the IoT gateways, choosing the offloading levels of connected devices and allocating bandwidth to them is a challenging problem. This paper proposes a technique for managing computation offloading in a local IoT network under bandwidth constraints. The existing bandwidth allocation and computation offloading management techniques underutilize the gateway's resources (e.g. bandwidth) due to the fragmentation issue. This issue stems from the discrete coarse-grained choices (i.e. offloading levels) on the IoT end nodes. Our proposed technique addresses this issue, and utilizes the available resources of the gateway effectively. The experimental results show on average 1 hour (up to 1.5 hour) improvement in battery life of edge devices. The utilization of gateway's bandwidth increased by 40%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 20:05
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2021 01:09
DOI: 10.1109/WF-IoT.2016.7845499