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Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Bilateral Contracts with Industry

CIFRE Technicolor: Distributed troubleshooting of edge-compute functions (2018-2021)

Participants : Loïck Bonniot, François Taïani.

This project seeks to explore how recent generations of end-user gateways (or more generally end-user devices) could implement an edge-compute paradigm powered by user-side micro-services. Our vision is that the devices distributed among the homes of end-users will expose (as a service) their computing power and their ability to quickly deploy compute functions in an execution environment. In order for service and application providers to actually use the system and deploy applications, the system must however ensure an appropriate level of reliability, while simultaneously requiring a very low level of maintenance in order to address the typical size and economics of gateway deployments (at least a few tens of million units). Providing a good level of reliability in such a large system at a reasonable cost is unfortunately difficult. To address this challenge, we aim in this thesis to exploit the natural distribution of such large-scale user-side device deployments to quickly pinpoint problems and troubleshoot applications experiencing performance degradations.