Coding for Distributed Computation on the Edge: Enabling Robust and Resilient Edge Computing in a Service Oriented Network

IEEE CTN Issue: August 2018

Edge compute is seen as an important part of future high bandwidth 5G networks, but it comes with the challenges of distributed compute over a network with variable availability of bandwidth and compute capacity due to the service orientated nature of modern wireless networks. This month Songze and Salman present distributed coding of computation as a technology to combat these issues, outlining two new strategies to balance compute and network bandwidth requirements to optimize the Edge compute QoS. Fascinating stuff. Your comments as always are very welcome.

Coding the Network: Next Generation Coding for Flexible Network Operation

IEEE CTN Issue: July 2018

This edition we take a look beyond the latest codes used in 5G and other transmission standards towards coding designed to support the network rather than just the link. Flexible and multi layered coding techniques are just beginning to get some traction especially, in this editor’s experience, in coding for redundant storage. But Kerim, Muriel and Kavim paint a much larger use case picture while explaining the basic principles. Your comments and questions are, as always, very welcome.

What Will 6G Be?

IEEE CTN Issue: June 2018

This newsfeed has spent a lot of virtual paper on the topic of 5G over the last year or so but now that the New Radio spec is released and we are beyond the trial stage and approaching deployment, we thought it was time to annoy all of you purists out there and start a discussion on 6G, or “what will 5G leave on the table?”. Before you write your angry letter, please read on, because we are far from the first to ask this question. Your comments, angry or otherwise are most welcome in the comment section below the article.


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