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How we created edge computing

Nature Electronicsvolume 2page42 (2019) | Download Citation

Edge computing processes data on infrastructure that is located close to the point of data creation. Mahadev Satyanarayanan recounts how recognition of the potential limitations of centralized, cloud-based processing led to this new approach to computing.

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  1. School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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