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The Rise of Fog Computing

Posted November 11, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The Internet of Things needs a new way of processing and analyzing the data generated by the intelligent objects populating the digital landscape. A paradigm called fog computing, however, may correct the problem. The approach advocates shifting more computing and memory resources to the network's edge to enable real-time, data-driven decision making. Specialized devices called fog nodes and fog gateways move data processing to the optimum location for deterministic applications.

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11/11/2016 5:43 AM

The linked article is completely foggy. It exemplifies the fact that good ideas can be lost if not expressed well.

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11/11/2016 1:26 PM

This is totally off-topic.

I read the reference article on fog computing and I found it amusing that the list of related articles at the bottom included an article on Fiber Optic Gyros.

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11/11/2016 9:03 PM

It works much better tham my late evening cup warm mil,,,k...zzzzzz.

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11/12/2016 11:18 AM

Hmm, Fog Computing: That is what I do every morning, before finishing my first cup of coffee. You know, when there is still "Too much blood in my caffeine delivery system".

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11/12/2016 5:17 PM

Seems like the cloud now descended to the surface. I do not seem to understand why these fogs rise. It's pretty ironic.

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11/12/2016 9:59 PM

Troll alert!

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11/13/2016 6:39 PM

Great, so I now need to learn about a new communications layer, literally called the "fog" as an interface to the "cloud" to make mass networks of IoT sensors work properly.

That and worry about damn hackers breaching my fog nodes and tapping my cloud-connected security cameras and sensors. If data is going to be manipulated in this new intermediate fog layer before it gets to the cloud how will we know it hasn't been tampered with (ie- like security camera footage, alarm sensors, etc). I give it 3-6 months before this becomes a plot of one of the current TV <insert acronym here> crime series.

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