When Clouds become Fog

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A SuperMinds 2014 Talk by Tim Verbelen (iMinds - IBCN – UGent).
Currently Cloud Computing is a hot topic in computer science. Recently, with the rising popularity of wearable and smart devices, resources are not only clustered in datacenters, but are also present everywhere around you: Instead of a distant Cloud you are surrounded by a Fog. However, since the beginning of computer networks, people already had the vision of intelligent interconnected devices everywhere. Are we there yet, and what are the challenges still to be tackled?

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When Clouds become Fog

  1. 1. When Clouds become Fog Tim Verbelen iMinds – IBCN - UGent
  2. 2. Computer networks have the ability to bring the power of large machines to work on a single problem and to provide reliable computer services to large populations - G.C. Bell et al., IEEE Computer, 1970 “ “
  3. 3. SCALE
  4. 4. 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 Over 6 billion devices are connected to the Internet 10 20 billion devices
  5. 5. HETeROGENeITY
  6. 6. Heterogeneity?
  7. 7. H A O SC
  8. 8. History repeats itself Roman Empire, 117 A.D.
  9. 9. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein “ “

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