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Method and System for Offloading Jobs from Data Centers to Individual Computing Nodes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248597D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for enabling offloading of jobs from data centers to individual workstations or other edge computing nodes. The method and system enables such offloading of jobs while ensuring security and confidentiality of sensitive data and maintaining performance of time-critical jobs.

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Method and System for Offloading Jobs from Data Centers to Individual Computing Nodes

Disclosed is a method and system for enabling offloading of jobs from data centers to individual workstations or other edge computing nodes. The method and system enables such offloading of jobs while ensuring security and confidentiality of sensitive data and maintaining performance of time-critical jobs.

In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, individuals are allowed to sign up to share computing resources as part of a cloud or fog computing environment. To share computing resources, an individual workstation or other edge computing node is required to host a virtual machine (VM) to run tasks dispatched from a data center that serves as a centralized focus of a cloud computing environment.

In an embodiment, jobs can be selected for dispatching to the individual workstations or edge computing nodes based on a comparison of characteristics of the edge computing nodes against characteristics required for the jobs.

Accordingly, every job gets associated with characteristics required of a computing node on which it may run. A job’s required characteristics include, but are not limited to, a score of a job’s interaction level with other jobs, a score or other indication of resource requirements, a score or other indication of certain performance requirements and score or other indication of sensitivity of data to be handled as part of a job.

The required characteristic may be incorporated in metadata associated with a program, or in metadata associated with data provided as input to a program, or in some other form. The program and data characteristics, ta...