The What and What Not of Intermittent Computing
Date and Time
October 18 2019, 14:15 - 15:00
Polacksbacken, ITC 1311.
Energy harvesting and wireless energy transfer are laying the foundations for a battery-less Internet of Things (IoT). These forms of energy provisioning are generally erratic across space and time. Executions become intermittent, as they consist of intervals of active computation interleaved by periods of recharging energy buffers. This trait challenges established practices at designing, implementing, and testing IoT systems, requiring a conceptual as well as practical leap in both hardware and software. Fundamental computing concepts such as consistency of data and progression of time need to be revisited. In this talk, I will elicit the key features of intermittent computing systems, discuss the current state of the art in the field, and outline open problems and long-term challenges still to be tackled.