Fog Node: virtualization and wired communication

Host: TTTech, Austria, Research & Development Center.

  • Main supervisor: Dr. Wilfried Steiner, wilfried.steiner@tttech.com (contact person)
  • Co-supervisor: Dr. Flavio Bonomi, flavio@nebbiolotech.com

Requirements:

Objectives:

  1. Design a reference architecture for Fog Nodes for industrial automation and robotics use cases.
  2. Develop deterministic virtualization solutions based on hypervisors and dynamic separation kernels, that minimize the interference of mixed-criticality applications on each other.

Expected Results:

  • Fog Node reference architecture, allowing the execution of applications with differing requirements, in particular in the domains of real-time response, safety, and security, and equipped with advanced networking capabilities to interact with the environment through sensors and actuators as well as to interact with remote Cloud facilities.
  • Deterministic virtualization solutions based on hypervisors and separation kernels, that minimize the interference of mixed-criticality applications on each other, considering the interaction of the virtualization solutions and networking.
  • Prototype implementations concept Fog Nodes.
  • Evaluation of the prototypes on concrete use cases available to TTT.

Planned visits and collaboration:

  • NEBBIOLO (Dr. Flavio Bonomi): Learn about the state-of-the-art in Fog Node architectures.
  • TUKL (Prof. Gerhard Fohler): Designing the Fog Node APIs to allow the integration of services such as the scheduling servers from TUKL.

Description:

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Relevant publications:

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