Edge Computing

  • What is edge computing?
    Edge computing is a type of computing network architecture, where computation is moved as close to the source of data as possible, in order to reduce latency and bandwidth use. The aim is to reduce the amount of computing required to be performed in a centralized, remote location (i.e. the "cloud") far away from the source of the data or the user who requires the result of the computation, thus minimizing the amount of long-distance communication that has to happen between a client and server. Rapid advances in technology allowing for miniaturization and increased density of computing hardware as well as software virtualization have made edge computing more feasible in recent years.

    Learn More:
    What is Edge Computing? Definition and Cases Explained.

  • Why do you need it?
    There has been a rapid increase of online devices at the edge of networks that generate massive amounts of data (e.g. IoT devices in smart factories or cities), consume massive amounts of data (such using 5G cellphones to view 4K streaming video or VR gaming devices), or both (such as self-driving vehicles). Using a traditional “cloud computing” model requires all this data to be transmitted back to a centralized data center to be processed, before being transmitted back to the device, pushing network bandwidth requirements to the limit. Despite the improvements of network technology, data centers cannot guarantee acceptable transfer rates and response times, which could be a critical requirement for many applications. Therefore, edge computing brings computation and storage abilities to the edge of the network, physically, logically or geographically close to the end device, reducing network bandwidth usage and latency and shortening response times. Edge computing is a primary component of making the Internet fast!

  • How is GIGABYTE helpful?
    GIGABYTE has released a new server specifically designed for edge computing, the H242 Series (H242-Z10 / H242-Z11). This server features four single socket AMD EPYC 7002 Series “Rome” nodes, with up to 64 cores and 128 threads per node, in a compact 2U half-depth chassis, designed for restricted space deployments such as a telecommunications cabinet or an edge computing micro-data center.

    GIGABYTE also has developed a MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) solution, a type of edge computing suitable for 5G networks that combines Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) together with general purpose servers to implement Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) technology. Edge computing will be a key technology component of 5G network infrastructure, since the amount of data generated by 5G devices will be too great for a traditional cloud computing network architecture to handle without unacceptable delays.

  • WE RECOMMEND
    RELATED ARTICLES
    Ushering in a New Era of Smart Healthcare Applications with 5G-based MEC

    5G

    Ushering in a New Era of Smart Healthcare Applications with 5G-based MEC

    A new epoch of smart medicine has been made possible with the proliferation of 5G. Healthcare has advanced from the treatment of symptoms to the early detection of disease and the tracking of each individual’s condition. GIGABYTE Technology offers the highly scalable, high-density E-Series Edge Servers for edge computing; by working with Alpha Networks Inc., GIGABYTE has brought the benefits of multi-access edge computing (MEC) to wearable devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications that will help to realize the vision of smart medicine. The compilation of big data, coupled with the low-latency characteristics of MEC, allow for faster data integration and analysis that will help healthcare providers offer customized, predictive care for their patients.
    Server Processors: The Core of a Server’s Performance

    Tech Guide

    Server Processors: The Core of a Server’s Performance

    How do server processors work? In which ways are they different from the processors used in personal computers? Which processors should you choose for your servers? GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in server solutions that support the most advanced processors, is pleased to present our latest Tech Guide. We will go over the fundamentals of server processors, compare the differences between various types of processors, and then present GIGABYTE products that may help you achieve your goals with the CPUs most suitable for your needs.
    Semiconductor Giant Selects GIGABYTE’s Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Solution

    Success Case

    Semiconductor Giant Selects GIGABYTE’s Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Solution

    GIGABYTE Technology has built a “two-phase immersion cooling solution” for one of Taiwan’s foremost semiconductor giants, to be used in its sustainable, future-proof “green HPC data centers”. Not only does the solution boost the performance of HPC processors by over 10%—which is crucial for the nanometer process technology used in IC foundries—it also reduces data center power consumption by 30% and lowers PUE below 1.08, which turns it into a role model of green computing that may be replicated in data centers around the world. This exemplary project demonstrates how GIGABYTE can support its clients’ CSR, ESG, and SDGs-related initiatives, and how GIGABYTE is working tirelessly to “Upgrade Your Life” with high tech while protecting our environment.
    GIGABYTE’s ARM Server Boosts Development of Smart Traffic Solution by 200%

    Success Case

    GIGABYTE’s ARM Server Boosts Development of Smart Traffic Solution by 200%

    A team of scientists at NTU has adopted GIGABYTE’s G242-P32 server and the Arm HPC Developer Kit to incubate a “high-precision traffic flow model”—a smart traffic solution that can be used to test autonomous vehicles and identify accident-prone road sections for immediate redress. The ARM-based solution gives the project a 200% boost in efficiency, thanks to the cloud-native processor architecture that “speaks” the same coding language as the roadside sensors, the high number of CPU cores that excel at parallel computing, the synergy with GPUs that enable heterogeneous computing, and the ISO certifications which make the resulting model easily deployable for automakers and government regulators alike.
    CSR and ESG in Action: GIGABYTE Helps NCKU Train Award-Winning Supercomputing Team

    Success Case

    CSR and ESG in Action: GIGABYTE Helps NCKU Train Award-Winning Supercomputing Team

    GIGABYTE Technology is not only a leading brand in high-performance server solutions—it is also an active force for good when it comes to CSR and ESG activities. Case in point: in 2020, GIGABYTE provided four G482-Z50 servers to Taiwan’s Cheng Kung University. The servers were used to train a team of talented students, who went on to take first place in that year’s APAC HPC-AI Competition in Singapore. The parallel computing performance of the servers’ processors, the seamless connectivity between the servers, and the servers’ unrivalled reliability are the reasons why GIGABYTE servers are ideal for educating the next generation of supercomputing experts. GIGABYTE is happy to give back to society and contribute to human advancement through high tech solutions.
    The Advantages of ARM: From Smartphones to Supercomputers and Beyond

    Tech Guide

    The Advantages of ARM: From Smartphones to Supercomputers and Beyond

    Processors based on the ARM architecture, an alternative to the mainstream x86 architecture, is gradually making the leap from mobile devices to servers and data centers. In this Tech Guide, GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance server solutions, recounts how ARM was developed. We also explain the various benefits of ARM processors and recommend ARM servers for different sectors and applications.
    Setting the Record Straight: What is HPC? A Tech Guide by GIGABYTE

    Tech Guide

    Setting the Record Straight: What is HPC? A Tech Guide by GIGABYTE

    The term HPC, which stands for high performance computing, gets thrown around a lot nowadays, as server solutions become more and more ubiquitous. It is running the risk of becoming a catchall phrase: anything that is “HPC” must be the right choice for your computing needs. You may be wondering: what exactly are the benefits of HPC, and is HPC right for you? GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance servers, presents this tech guide to help you understand what HPC means on both a theoretical and a practical level. In doing so, we hope to help you evaluate if HPC is right for you, while demonstrating what GIGABYTE has to offer in the field of HPC.
    NCHC and Xanthus Elevate Taiwanese Animation on the World Stage with GIGABYTE Servers

    Success Case

    NCHC and Xanthus Elevate Taiwanese Animation on the World Stage with GIGABYTE Servers

    Created by Greener Grass Production, the Taiwanese sci-fi mini-series “2049” has debuted on Netflix and various local TV channels. The animated spin-off “2049+ Voice of Rebirth”, crafted by Xanthus Animation Studio, will soon premiere on the streaming service myVideo. The CGI show was created with the NCHC Render Farm’s GIGABYTE servers, which employ top-of-the-line NVIDIA® graphics cards to empower artists with industry-leading rendering capabilities. The servers can take on multiple workloads simultaneously through parallel computing, and they boast a wide range of patented smart features that ensure stability and availability. With all it has going for it, “2049+ Voice of Rebirth” may garner enough attention to become the breakout hit that will introduce Taiwanese animation to international audiences.
    Back to top