EdgeCons: Achieving Efficient Consensus in Edge Computing Networks

| June 1, 2018

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Fast event ordering is critical for delay-sensitive edge computing applications that serve massive geographically distributed clients. Using a centralized cloud to determine the event order suffers from unsatisfactory latency. Naive edge-centric solutions, which designate one edge node to order all the events, have scalability and single point of failure issues. To address these problems, we propose EdgeCons, a novel consensus algorithm optimized for edge computing networks. EdgeCons achieves fast consensus by running a sequence of Paxos instances among the edge nodes and dynamically distributing their leadership based on the recent running history. It also guarantees progressiveness by incorporating a reliable, backend cloud. A preliminary evaluation shows that EdgeCons works more efficiently than the state-of-theart consensus algorithms, in the context of achieving fast event ordering in edge computing networks.

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Mimosa Networks

Mimosa Networks is a leading provider of 5G Fixed wireless solutions that deliver fiber-fast connectivity at a fraction of the cost of fiber-to-the-premises. Our Spectrum Reuse Synchronization (SRS) technology allows unprecedented efficiency, enabling scarce spectrum to be concurrently shared and used across an entire network. Founded in 2012, Mimosa is deployed in over 130 countries worldwide.

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