Towards Optimal System Deployment for Edge Computing: A Preliminary Study

Dawei Li, Chigozie Asikaburu, Boxiang Dong, Huan Zhou, Sadoon Azizi

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Abstract

In this preliminary study, we consider the server allocation problem for edge computing system deployment. Our goal is to minimize the average turnaround time of application requests/tasks, generated by all mobile devices/users in a geographical region. We consider two approaches for edge cloud deployment: the flat deployment, where all edge clouds co-locate with the base stations, and the hierarchical deployment, where edge clouds can also co-locate with other system components besides the base stations. In the flat deployment, we demonstrate that the allocation of edge cloud servers should be balanced across all the base stations, if the application request arrival rates at the base stations are equal to each other. We also show that the hierarchical deployment approach has great potentials in minimizing the system's average turnaround time. We conduct various simulation studies using the CloudSim Plus platform to verify our theoretical results. The collective findings trough theoretical analysis and simulation results will provide useful guidance in practical edge computing system deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCCN 2020 - 29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728166070
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020
Event29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2020 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 3 Aug 20206 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
Volume2020-August
ISSN (Print)1095-2055

Conference

Conference29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2020
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period3/08/206/08/20

Keywords

  • average turnaround time
  • CloudSim Plus
  • edge cloud
  • Edge computing
  • flat deployment
  • hierarchical deployment

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