• January to March 2024 Article ID: NSS8536 Impact Factor:7.60 Cite Score:787 Download: 38 DOI: https://doi.org/88 View PDf

    Offloading Methods in Mobile Cloud Computing

      Prof. Syed Asif Ali
        Vice Principal & HOD (Computers)Prof. Brijmohan Mishra Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Burhanpur (M.P.)
  • Abstract: Based on user behavior and demand, the computational tasks are first offloaded from mobile users to the mobile edge network and then executed at one or several specific base stations in the mobile edge network. The MEC architecture has the capability to handle a large number of devices that in turn generate high volumes of traffic. In this work, we first provide a holistic overview of MCC/MEC technology that includes the background and evolution of remote computation technologies. We further discuss the challenges and potential future directions for MEC research.Offloading works as the fundamental feature that enables MCC to relieve task load and extend data storage through an accessible cloud resource pool. Several initiatives have drawn attention to delivering MCC-supported energy-oriented offloading as a method to cope with a lately steep increase in the number of rich mobile applications and the enduring limitations of battery technologies. However, MCC offloading relieves only the burden of energy consumption of mobile devices; performance concerns about Cloud resources, in most cases, are not considered when dynamically allocating them for dealing with mobile tasks. The application context of MCC, encompassing urban computing, aggravates the situation with very large-scale scenarios, posing as a challenge for achieving greener solutions in the scope of Cloud resources. Thus, this article gathers and analyzes recent energy-aware offloading protocols and architectures.