Practical fog computing with seattle

Albert Rafetseder, Lukas Puhringer, Justin Cappos

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    In this paper we present Seattle, a practical and publicly accessible fog computing platform with a deployment history going back to 2009. Seattle's cross-platform portable sandbox implementation tackles the widely-recognized issue of node heterogeneity. Its componentized architecture supports a number of approaches to operating a Seattle-based fog system, from isolated, standalone and peer-to-peer operations, to full-fledged provisioning by a dedicated operator, or federations of many operators. Seattle's components and interfaces are designed for compatibility and reuse, and may be aligned with existing trust boundaries between different stakeholders. Seattle comprises implementations of all components discussed in this paper. Its free, open-source software stack has been used for teaching and research; outside groups have used existing Seattle components and constructed new components with compatible interfaces in order to adapt the platform to their needs.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE Fog World Congress, FWC 2017
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538636664
    StatePublished - May 29 2018
    Event2017 IEEE Fog World Congress, FWC 2017 - Santa Clara, United States
    Duration: Oct 30 2017Nov 1 2017

    Publication series

    Name2017 IEEE Fog World Congress, FWC 2017


    Other2017 IEEE Fog World Congress, FWC 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySanta Clara

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Hardware and Architecture


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