MobiDiC: Exploiting the untapped potential of mobile distributed computing via approximation

Parul Pandey, Dario Pompili

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Abstract

Mobile computing is one of the largest untapped reservoirs in today's pervasive computing world as it has the potential to enable a variety of in-situ, real-time applications. Yet, this computing paradigm suffers when the available resources - such as device battery, CPU cycles, memory, I/O data rate - are limited. In this paper, the new paradigm of approximate computing is proposed to harness such potential and to enable real-time computation-intensive mobile applications in resource-limited and uncertain environments. A reduction in time and energy consumed by an application is obtained via approximate computing by decreasing the amount of computation needed by different tasks in an application; such improvement, however, comes with the potential loss in accuracy. Hence, a Mobile Distributed Computing framework, MobiDiC, is introduced to determine offline the 'approximable' tasks in an application and a light-weight algorithm is devised to select the approximate version of the tasks in an application during run-time. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is validated through extensive simulation and testbed experiments by comparing approximate versus exact-computation performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467387798
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2016
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Mar 14 2016Mar 19 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016

Other

Other14th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period3/14/163/19/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • Approximate computing
  • Mobile device clouds
  • Mobile perception application
  • Workflows

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