[riot-devel] Distributed Computing (offloading) with RIOT

Peter Kietzmann peter.kietzmann at haw-hamburg.de
Tue May 31 17:27:41 CEST 2016

Hi Arash,

just from the challenges perspective I know that in the working group of 
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl-Ragmar Riemschneider at the Hamburg University of 
Applied Sciences they do complex signal processing on one powerful 
processor, based on distributed sensor data from vehicle battery cells.


Am 31.05.2016 um 16:44 schrieb Arash Shafiei:
> I have been thinking and reading about the research challenges in
> IoT-specific operating systems.
> One idea that I have encountered is to perform the computation outside
> the device on a more powerful machine. Let's say a face recognition
> algorithm cannot be performed on a wearable device and the wearable
> device needs to send (offload) this computation to a nearby machine.
> This can be done at the application level but also at the OS level.
> Let's say a remote fork API hides the complexity of creating remote
> process from the application programmer.
> I was wondering if anyone has ever worked on this subject and if the
> community thinks it is an interesting problem to work on at all.. If
> not, would you have any suggestions for the research challenges in this
> domain?
> Thanks.
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Peter Kietzmann

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