Latency-Driven Fog Cooperation Approach in Fog Radio Access Networks

Published on Sep 1, 2019in IEEE Transactions on Services Computing5.707
· DOI :10.1109/TSC.2018.2858253
Te-Chuan Chiu7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NTU: National Taiwan University),
Ai-Chun Pang24
Estimated H-index: 24
(NTU: National Taiwan University)
+ 1 AuthorsJunshan Zhang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(ASU: Arizona State University)
Fog computing, evolves from the cloud and migrates the computing to the edge, is a promising solution to meet the increasing demand for ultra-low latency services in wireless networks. Via the forward-looking perspective, we advocate a {Fog\, Radio\, Access}ogRadioAccess {Network\, (F\hbox{-}RAN)}etwork(F-RAN) model, which leverages the existing infrastructure such as small cells with limited computing power, to achieve the ultra-low latency by joint edge computing and near-range communications across multiple Fog groups. We formulate the low latency design as an \mathcal {NP}P-hard optimization problem, which demonstrates the tradeoff between communication and computing in the time domain. Due to each F-RAN node's potential as each user's master F-RAN node with 1) different self computing power; and 2) different cooperative power of assisted F-RAN nodes, we first tackle globally optimized master F-RAN node selection for each user and propose a latency-driven cooperative Fog algorithm with dynamic programming solution for simultaneous selection of the F-RAN nodes to serve proper heterogeneous Fog resource allocation for multi-Fog groups. Considering the limited heterogeneous Fog resources shared among all users, we propose the one-for-all strategy for every user putting him/herself into others’ shoes and reaching a “win-win” outcome. The numerical results show that the low latency services can be accomplished by F-RAN via latency-driven Fog cooperation approach.
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