Computer Science Colloquium: Open Carrier Interfaces as an Enabler for Edge-Supported Services

 

Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:00am

Location: COMSYS Seminar Room (Room 9007), Building E3, Ahornstr. 55

Speaker: Dr. Marc Körner (International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and UC Berkeley Netsys Lab group)

Abstract:

Edge computing is an increasingly important theme for carriers and application developers. This talk will outline how a merging of serverless computing and an open-carrier interface can facilitate the growth of edge-supported services. In this model, carriers open up their edge facilities to third-party application providers (hereafter called tenants) by offering the ability to deploy network edge processing on-demand without operator intervention. There are two keys to this Open Carrier Interface (OCI) model. First, the relevant edge processing is only invoked when clients associated with that tenant attach at an edge. Thus, much like serverless computing, the cost of OCI is proportional to the usage, greatly reducing the barriers to deploying new global services. Second, the carrier interface allows the tenant to specify an overall application interaction pattern, which controls where their clients traffic should be directed and provides edge-based lookup and redirection services. The combination of these two features provides a fully-automated and cost-effective way for third-parties to deploy new global services that are enhanced by edge support.

Bio:

Marc Körner is Postdoctoral Researcher currently working on a DAAD research fellowship at the UC Berkeley Netsys Lab group, the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), and the EIT Digital Silicon Vally hub. He received a Dr.-Ing. degree from the faculty of EECS at TU Berlin in 2015 for his dissertation on Software Defined Networking based Data Center Services. His research focus is in scope of network technologies and SDN/NFV based data center solutions.

 

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