Resources

What is fog computing? What about security in fog nodes? What are the fundamental elements to a fog computing architecture? Are there any online courses available?

Got questions? Get answers in our resource hub, where we’ve compiled a centralized library to help you learn more about fog computing through white papers, webinars, research link, blog and online education materials.

Definition of Fog Computing

Fog computing is a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes resources and services of computing, storage, control and networking anywhere along the continuum from Cloud to Things.  It is a:

  • Horizontal architecture: Support multiple industry verticals and application domains, delivering intelligence and services to users and business
  • Cloud-to-Thing continuum of services: Enable services and applications to be distributed closer to Things, and anywhere along the continuum between Cloud and Things
  • System-level: Extend from the Things, over the network edges, through the Cloud, and across multiple protocol layers – not just radio systems, not just a specific protocol layer, not just at one part of an end-to-end system, but a system spanning between the Things and the Cloud

 

Fog Computing Research

Gain insights into advanced research on fog computing from universities, research centers and industry organizations. This content was formerly located at fogresearch.org.

To contribute to these pages, please contact us at info@openfogconsortium.org.

 

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Fog Computing Use Cases

High-Scale Package Drone Delivery

This use case examines the advantages, requirements and restrictions of drone package delivery in a fog computing environment. Download the use case.

 

Real-time Subsurface Imaging

Subsurface imaging and monitoring in real time is crucial for understanding subsurface structures and dynamics that may pose risks or opportunities for oil/gas exploration and production, civil infrastructure, etc., while minimizing environmental impact.  This use case examines a new approach to real-time subsurface imaging through a mesh network of fog nodes. Download the use case.