'Edge' offers cloud alternative

Research demonstrates ability to gather and share data without Internet access

BY BEN SNEDECKER - GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY | Atlanta, GA | October 20, 2017



"We believe fog computing can become a potent enabler of decentralized, local social sensing services that can operate when internet connectivity is constrained. This capability will provide first responders and others with the l"

—Kishore Ramachandran, GA Tech Professor


Natural disasters bring with them lots of uncertainty: where will they go, how much damage will they cause. What is certain is that no matter where they strike, natural disasters knock out power.

And, no power means no internet for thousands of people in affected areas.


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