Problems with edge computing and solutions with a liquid cooling system
Current fog computing systems are limited by the processing power of devices at the very edge of the network so more intensive processing operations still have to be performed in the cloud. The servers performing these operations generate a substantial amount of heat, requiring a controlled data center environment to keep them cool.
The LSST Edge
Our LSST supports high-performance computing in the field without mechanical cooling, surmounting many of the key obstacles to implementing edge infrastructure. All the processing-intensive applications currently performed in the cloud can be pushed to the edge using LSST’s patented cooling system.
Mobile cloud computing (cloudlet)
A cloudlet is a mobility-enhanced small-scale cloud data center located at the edge of the Internet. The main purpose of the cloudlet is to support resource-intensive and interactive mobile applications by providing powerful computing resources to lower-latency mobile devices. A cloudlet data-center-in-a-box brings the cloud closer. As a new architectural element it extends the cloud computing infrastructure represented as a middle tier of a 3-tier hierarchy to mobile device —> cloudlet —> cloud.
LSST devices are built with portability in mind, requiring no air conditioning and occupying less than a third of the space required for an equivalent air-cooled setup. With the elimination of fans, silent operation and reduced temperature fluctuation, IT hardware can be installed in a variety of environments previously considered off-limits, including:
- Outdoors, in any climate
- Indoors, in the closet
- Dusty environments
- In the engine compartment of a vehicle
Example use cases
LSST devices are extraordinarily reliable, requiring minimal maintenance and dramatically increasing equipment lifespan.
- Grid computing
- Cluster computing
- Utility computing
- Parallel processing
- Sensor networks
- Distributed ledger (DLT)