Software for Migrating Services in the Edge

  • Software for Migrating Services in the Edge
EEECS Summer Research Internships 2018

Proposed Project Title:

  • Software for Migrating Services in the Edge

Principal Supervisor(s):
  • Dr Blesson Varghese and Ms Nan Wang


Project Description:

The vision of edge computing is to run applications closer to users on computing resources of nodes, such as routers, mobile base stations and switches. To make the edge computing vision a reality, applications will need to be relocated across edge nodes for load balancing and for maintaining seamless service.

In this project, a software that will enable relocation of services deployed using containers will be developed. Experimental studies to understand the overheads in migrating containers across edge nodes and the impact on performance will be explored.

Background reading on edge computing is available from https://arxiv.org/pdf/1609.01967.pdf and https://arxiv.org/pdf/1701.05451.pdf. Additional information on edge computing and containers will be available. Hardware required for the project will be accessible. Additional support will be available by interactions with a PhD student.


Objectives:
  1. To develop a software prototype for migrating services on the Edge
  2. Analyse the prototype using sample benchmark applications
  3. Evaluate the prototype by collecting important metrics, such as performance and latency
  4. Prepare a report on the prototype, experiments and the metrics obtained.

Academic Requirements:

The scheme is open to all EEECS Undergraduates (apart from students on the BIT degree pathway and students who are due to graduate this summer)


General Information:

Each internship will last between 6-8 weeks and will pay a weekly stipend of £250.

Accommodation and travel costs are not provided under this scheme.

Start date: 1 June 2018 (negotiable)

Duration:  8 weeks

Location: 18 Malone Road, Computer Science Building, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Further information available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/Research/


Contact details:

Supervisor Name: Dr Blesson Varghese
Address:

Queens University of Belfast
School of EEECS,
Computer Science Building,
18 Malone Road,
Belfast
BT9 5BN

Email: b.varghese@qub.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5431