Jeff Storey: 5 ms to Edge on Level 3 fiber

CEO Storey of CenturyLink can reach 95% of 2,000 sites of a large customer in 5 ms over fiber. That’s much faster than 5G wireless, which averages 30 ms or ~15 ms with an Edge Network. Part of the 5G claimed business case is that the 5G latency is needed for Edge servers. But Century/Level … Read moreJeff Storey: 5 ms to Edge on Level 3 fiber

NVIDIA’s Edge is inside the enterprise

NVIDIA, which makes GPU chips popular for AI, has now released a software/hardware package called NVIDIA’s EGX edge platform. Cisco, Red Hat, AWS IoT Greengrass, and Microsoft Azure IoT Edge were part of the initial announcement. (Below)

All seven examples were for on-premises Edge rather than the clouds being developed by the carriers. Foxconn is watching assembly lines; GE interpreting results from Magnetic Resonance Imagers; Partners is automating medical record analysis; and Seagate is doing visual processing.

The release mentions “5G base stations,” but provides no examples of that use. The telco Edge clouds are not being deployed at the base stations anyway. They are all further back in the carrier network.

NVIDIA so far sees little demand from the telco Edge.

NVIDIA Launches Edge Computing Platform to Bring Real-Time AI to Global Industries

Monday, May 27, 2019 

Leading Computer Makers Adopt NVIDIA EGX Platform, Offering GPU Edge Servers for Instant AI on Real-Time Streaming Data in Telecom, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation

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Verizon Cloud up and running. Q4 to the Edge

Quietly, CFO Matt Ellis told Morgan Stanley, “The company’s Mobile Edge Computing platform, which will enable real-time enterprise applications, is expected to launch in fourth-quarter 2019.” As previously reported, Verizon has been showing off an Edge Network designed for 15-25 milliseconds on 5G and 25-40 ms on LTE. Verizon is not just building 5G; it … Read moreVerizon Cloud up and running. Q4 to the Edge

10-15 ms servers deploying from Vapor IO

1 ms 5G is years away but the first 10-15 ms Edge Clouds are sprouting up. A day after I said, “No one is deploying Edge at the cell sites,” I discovered Vapor IO is deploying systems one hop away or sometimes at towers. Update: Vapor tells Mike Dano “Vapor IO is putting its edge computing functions,” where they … Read more10-15 ms servers deploying from Vapor IO