Research Area:  Fog Computing
With the rapid development of cloud computing techniques, the number of users is undergoing exponential growth. It is difficult for traditional data centers to perform many tasks in real time because of the limited bandwidth of resources. The concept of fog computing is proposed to support traditional cloud computing and to provide cloud services. In fog computing, the resource pool is composed of sporadic distributed resources that are more flexible and movable than a traditional data center. In this paper, we propose a fog computing structure and present a crowd-funding algorithm to integrate spare resources in the network. Furthermore, to encourage more resource owners to share their resources with the resource pool and to supervise the resource supporters as they actively perform their tasks, we propose an incentive mechanism in our algorithm. Simulation results show that our proposed incentive mechanism can effectively reduce the SLA violation rate and accelerate the completion of tasks.
Author(s) Name:  YanSun, NanZhang
Journal name:  Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Publisher name:  Elsevier
Volume Information:  Volume 24, Issue 3, March 2017, Pages 687-694
Paper Link:   https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319562X17300529