Application Virtualization as a Strategy for Cyber Foraging
Software Engineering Institute
Modern mobile devices create new opportunities to interact with their surrounding environment, but their computational power and battery capacity is limited. Code offloading to external servers located in clouds or data centers can help overcome these limitations. However, in hostile environments it is not possible to guarantee reliable networks. Consequently, stable cloud access is not available. Cyber foraging is a technique for offloading resource-intensive tasks from mobile devices to resource-rich surrogate machines in close wireless proximity. One type of surrogate machine is a cloudlet—a generic server that runs one or more virtual machines (VMs) located in single-hop distance to the mobile device. Cloudlet-based cyber foraging can compensate for missing cloud access in hostile environments. One strategy for cloudlet provisioning is VM synthesis. Unfortunately, this method is time consuming and battery draining because it requires large file transfers. In this podcast, researcher Grace Lewis discusses application virtualization as a more lightweight alternative to VM synthesis for cloudlet provisioning.
About the Speaker
Grace Lewis is a Principal Researcher and the lead for the Tactical and AI-Enabled Systems (TAS) Initiative at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI). She is a Principal Investigator for two projects in the growing field of software engineering for machine-learning (ML) systems: “Characterizing and Detecting Mismatch in ML-Enabled …Read more
Suzanne Miller is a principal researcher at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in the Continuous Deployment of Capability Directorate. Miller actively supports multiple large DoD cyber-physical programs in their Agile/Lean adoption efforts, in addition to designing and teaching Agile courses and workshops tuned to government settings. Miller …Read more