Master’s Thesis Presentation • Systems and Networking • MECBench: A Framework for Benchmarking Multi-Edge Computing SystemsExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will take place in DC 3317.

Omar Naman, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Supervisor: Professor Samer Al-Kiswany

We present MECBench, an extensible benchmarking framework for multi-access edge computing. MECBench is configurable and can emulate networks with different capabilities and conditions, can scale the generated workloads to mimic large number of clients, and can generate a range of workload patterns. MECBench is extensible; it can be extended to change the generated workload, use new data sets, and integrate new applications. MECBench’s implementation includes machine learning and synthetics edge applications.

We demonstrate MECBench’s capabilities through three scenarios: an object detection processing for drone navigation, a natural language processing application, and a synthetic workload with configurable compute and IO intensity. Our evaluation shows that MECBench can be used to answer complex what-if questions pertaining to design and deployment decisions of MEC platforms and applications. Our evaluation explores the impact of different combinations of applications, hardware, and network conditions as well as the cost-benefit tradeoff of different designs and configurations.

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DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
DC 3317
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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