The – predominantly Chinese – Edge Computing Consortium announced at the end of November is gaining momentum with the release of an English language version of its first white paper and the launch of its web site.
The consortium was launched during a 2016 Edge Computing Industrial Summit in China. Its formation of the ECC was announced in a press release from Huawei on 30 November. As IoTAustralia reported at the time it is predominantly Chinese. However two of the founding members of the Cisco-led OpenFog Consortium – Intel and ARM — are among its founders, along with Huawei Technologies, Shenyang Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) and iSoftStone, a China-based IT services provider listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ISS).
Huawei’s announcement said the ECC aimed to “build a cooperative platform for the edge computing industry that will give impetus to openness and collaboration in the operational technology (OT) and information and communications technology (ICT) industries, nurture industrial best practices, and stimulate the healthy and sustainable development of edge computing.”
Huawei’s press release said the ECC had released a white paper that “puts emphasis on the edge computing industry’s trends and major challenges, elaborates on the definition and content of edge computing, displays the ECC’s top-level design and operational model, and formulates the reference architecture and technological framework of edge computing, guiding the ECC’s future development.” However no link to this was given, and the ECC did not at the time appear to have a web site.
Huawei has now provided IoTAustralia with an English language version of the white paper, which contains the URL of the ECC’s web site http://www.ecconsortium.net. At present this is in Chinese only. However an as-yet inactive link suggests an English version is coming.
The white paper does not yet appear to be available online, so we have provided a copy here.