Research Area:  Fog Computing
Fog computing is identified as a key enabler for using various emerging applications by battery powered and computationally constrained devices. In this paper, we consider devices that aim at improving their performance by choosing to offload their computational tasks to nearby devices or to an edge cloud. We develop a game theoretical model of the problem and use a variational inequality theory to compute an equilibrium task allocation in static mixed strategies. Based on the computed equilibrium strategy, we develop a decentralized algorithm for allocating the computational tasks among nearby devices and the edge cloud. We use the extensive simulations to provide insight into the performance of the proposed algorithm and compare its performance with the performance of a myopic best response algorithm that requires global knowledge of the system state. Despite the fact that the proposed algorithm relies on average system parameters only, our results show that it provides a good system performance close to that of the myopic best response algorithm.
Name of the Researcher:  Josilo, Sladana
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Year of Completion:  2019
University:  KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
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