Date of Award

6-7-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Publisher

Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2020.

Departments

Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Behnam Dezfouli

Second Advisor

Sarah Kate Wilson

Abstract

With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) leading to an explosion in the number of internet-connected devices, the current cloud computing paradigm is approaching its limits. Moving data back and forth between its origin and a far-away data center leads to issues regarding privacy, latency, and energy consumption. Edge computing, which instead processes data as close to its origin as possible, oers a promising solution to the pitfalls of cloud computing. Our proof-of-concept edge computing platform, EdgeAP, is a programmable platform for the delivery of applications on wireless access points. Use cases of the platform will be demonstrated via an example application. Additionally, the viability of edge computing on wireless access points will be thoroughly evaluated.

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