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Edge Computing, Fog Computing, Cloudlet and Application in Content Distribution

Hong Kong
Unit 1907, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, Hong Kong
Feng Ziqiang from CMU and Alan Zhuang from Pear & HKUST

Edge computing enables highly responsive intelligent services by placing computation at the edge of the Internet. Recent years it has attracted significant interest and investment from both academia and industry. Ziqiang will give a brief overview of three W’s of edge computing: What is it? Why is it necessary? And where is it heading? While Alan will introduce Fog Computing and his startup Pear’s practice in a specific category of Fog — a relatively “stable” kind of business-friendly fog, serving in-between the Clouds and the clients.

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About the Speakers

FENG Ziqiang, is currently a PhD student at the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University. His research interest is in distributed systems and edge computing, particularly in the presence of cloudLet.

Alan Zhuang is the founder and CEO of Pear. Originated at the Foggy University (HKUST) campus, Pear is a start-up implementing fog computing technology from concept into reality. Conforming to the “XaaS” (X-as-a-Service) philosophy, incorporating the crowdsourcing paradigm, and agglomerating the Sharing Economy, Pear is able to scale up a network with a pool of resources, provide reliable services and make a subset of fog touch the ground.

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