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Energy-driven computing

Energy-driven computing
Energy-driven computing
For decades, the design of untethered devices has been focused on delivering a fixed quality of service with minimum power consumption, to enable battery-powered devices with reasonably long deployment lifetime. However, to realise the promised tens of billions of connected devices in the Internet of Things, computers must operate autonomously and harvest ambient energy to avoid the cost and maintenance requirements imposed by mains- or battery-powered operation. But harvested power typically fluctuates, often unpredictably, and with large temporal and spatial variability. Energy-driven computers are designed to treat energy-availability as a first-class citizen, in order to gracefully adapt to the dynamics of energy harvesting. They may sleep through periods of no energy, endure periods of scarce energy, and capitalise on periods of ample energy. In this paper, we describe the promise and limitations of energy-driven computing, with an emphasis on intermittent operation.
Energy-Driven Computing, Batteryless Computing, Intermittent Computing, Energy Harvesting
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Sliper, Sivert T., Cetinkaya, Oktay, Weddell, Alexander, Al-Hashimi, Bashir and Merrett, Geoff (2020) Energy-driven computing. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 378 (2164), 1-4, [20190158]. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2019.0158).

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For decades, the design of untethered devices has been focused on delivering a fixed quality of service with minimum power consumption, to enable battery-powered devices with reasonably long deployment lifetime. However, to realise the promised tens of billions of connected devices in the Internet of Things, computers must operate autonomously and harvest ambient energy to avoid the cost and maintenance requirements imposed by mains- or battery-powered operation. But harvested power typically fluctuates, often unpredictably, and with large temporal and spatial variability. Energy-driven computers are designed to treat energy-availability as a first-class citizen, in order to gracefully adapt to the dynamics of energy harvesting. They may sleep through periods of no energy, endure periods of scarce energy, and capitalise on periods of ample energy. In this paper, we describe the promise and limitations of energy-driven computing, with an emphasis on intermittent operation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 30 September 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 December 2019
Published date: 7 February 2020
Keywords: Energy-Driven Computing, Batteryless Computing, Intermittent Computing, Energy Harvesting

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Local EPrints ID: 438267
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438267
ISSN: 1364-503X
PURE UUID: 873ba64d-4e8a-47e7-8c95-90b68df73976
ORCID for Sivert T. Sliper: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8991-3783
ORCID for Alexander Weddell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6763-5460
ORCID for Geoff Merrett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4980-3894

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Date deposited: 04 Mar 2020 17:32
Last modified: 05 Mar 2020 01:42

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Author: Sivert T. Sliper ORCID iD
Author: Oktay Cetinkaya
Author: Alexander Weddell ORCID iD
Author: Bashir Al-Hashimi
Author: Geoff Merrett ORCID iD

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