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Welcome to the OpenFog Consortium blog. Our members represent some of the leading thinkers in fog computing, and we hope you enjoy some of their unique insights. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only and reflects the viewpoints of the individual author contributors.


June 16, 2017

Word games: The drive for precision in a complex world. Introducing the OpenFog Glossary of Terms for Fog Computing & Fog Networking

What’s in a name?  While Shakespeare eloquently wrote otherwise, in today’s world, names matter a great deal.  Especially in technology.  And especially when it comes to creating new architectural approaches – like fog computing. That’s why members of the OpenFog Consortium have spent a great deal of time on its Glossary of Terms for Fog Computing &…  Read More

 

May 26, 2017

Every way it's measured, fog is spreading

The breakdown of market research studies shows fog is clearly gathering momentum Fog computing has been building steam for a couple of years now.  When the OpenFog Consortium launched 18 months ago, membership numbers quickly skyrocketed. Then, after we published the OpenFog Reference Architecture in February, fog established a leading mindshare position in the discussions…  Read More

 

May 4, 2017

Smart Grid & Fog: Taking steps towards a prototype Software Platform for Fog Computing

by Gabor Karsai, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Software-Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University The US power grid is a machine on a truly gigantic scale. It supplies reliable and stable electric power to more than $300 million customers via its 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission…  Read More

 

April 12, 2017

FOG COMPUTING: IT COMPUTE STACKS MEET OPEN ARCHITECTURE CONTROL

By Brett Murphy, co-Chair, OpenFog Software Infrastructure Workgroup and Director of Business Development, Industrial Internet of Things, Real-Time Innovations   Fog computing is getting more popular and is breaking ground as a concept for deploying the Industrial IoT. Fog computing is defined by the OpenFog Consortium as “a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes resources and…  Read More

 

March 30, 2017

The OpenFog Reference Architecture: a Roundtable discussion on what it is, and why it matters

The OpenFog Consortium published the OpenFog Reference Architecture in February 2017.  A few of our Working Group co-chairs took time from their busy schedules to sit down with Embedded Computing Design magazine to talk about this work, and why it matters.  Here's what they had to say.  Read More

 

March 7, 2017

Traffic Surveillance Fog Use Case

Traffic congestion is such a severe and growing problem that it has the potential to paralyze major cities, choking off growth and prosperity. Some cities are taking what commuters may consider drastic and expensive measures, like expanding toll roads or restricting the number of license plates issued. The open architecture of fog computing gives municipalities…  Read More

 

March 7, 2017

Traffic Congestion Fog Use Case

Traffic congestion is such a severe and growing problem that it has the potential to paralyze major cities, choking off growth and prosperity. Some cities are taking what commuters may consider drastic and expensive measures, like expanding toll roads or restricting the number of license plates issued. The open architecture of fog computing gives municipalities…  Read More

 

February 28, 2017

Video Surveillance Fog Use Case

Surveillance and security cameras are being deployed worldwide in record numbers in order to ensure the security and safety of materials, people, and places. These surveillance devices are generating massive amounts of data, with a single camera generating in excess of one terabyte of data per day.  This data must be analyzed in real time in…  Read More

 

January 20, 2017

A plain language post about fog computing (that anyone can understand)

By Guest Blogger Sara Kubik   Is fog on the ground? Or can fog be on the ground AND in the clouds? Just when you got used to the term “Cloud Computing”, we now have “Fog Computing”. Hang on! Before you bounce, let me explain how this is important for lawyers (or others that are…  Read More

 

January 18, 2017

Top 10 myths of fog computing

Like any emerging technology, fog computing comes with its share of hype and misperceptions.  To set the record straight, the OpenFog Consortium takes on the top 10 myths of fog computing.   Myth #1. Fog and edge are the same thing. Fog computing and edge computing are closely related concepts, but they are not synonyms.…  Read More

 

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