BRACELET: Edge-Cloud Microservice Infrastructure for Aging Scientific Instruments

Phuong Nguyen, Tarek Elgamal, Steven Konstanty, Todd Nicholson, Stuart Turner, Patrick Su, Klara Nahrstedt, Timothy Spila, Roy H. Campbell, John Dallesasse, Michael Chan, Kenton Mchenry

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Abstract

Recent advances in cyber-infrastructure have enabled digital data sharing and ubiquitous network connectivity between scientific instruments and cloud-based storage infrastructure for uploading, storing, curating, and correlating of large amounts of materials and semiconductor fabrication data and metadata. However, there is still a significant number of scientific instruments running on old operating systems that are taken offline and cannot connect to the cloud infrastructure, due to security and network performance concerns. In this paper, we propose BRACELET - an edge-cloud infrastructure that augments the existing cloud-based infrastructure with edge devices and helps to tackle the unique performance security challenges that scientific instruments face when they are connected to the cloud through public network. With BRACELET, we put a networked edge device, called cloudlet, in between the scientific instruments and the cloud as the middle tier of a three-tier hierarchy. The cloudlet will shape and protect the data traffic from scientific instruments to the cloud, and will play a foundational role in keeping the instruments connected throughout its lifetime, and continuously providing the otherwise missing performance and security features for the instrument as its operating system ages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages692-696
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692233
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 8 2019
Event2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Feb 18 2019Feb 21 2019

Publication series

Name2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period2/18/192/21/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture

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