Enhancing Edge Computing with Unikernels in 6GNetworks

Syed Yazdani, Naeem Ramzan, Pierre Olivier

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Abstract

The next generation of mobile networks, 6G, when compared to 5G is expected to offer faster speeds, lower latency, and increased capacity. At the same time, edge computing is becoming increasingly important for providing low-latency services and reducing the load on centralized data centers. Unikernels, a
lightweight form of virtualization, have the potential to improve the performance and security of edge computing systems. This paper investigates the utility of unikernel-based edge computing in 6G networks. The paper will begin by providing an overview of the current state of unikernel-based edge computing and its advantages over traditional virtualization techniques. It will then
investigate the potential of using unikernels in 6G networks, including the ability to improve network performance and security. The research will also look into the potential of using unikernels in edge computing systems, such as the ability to reduce the load on centralized data centers, improve the performance of lowlatency services, and improve edge computing systems security.
Finally, the paper will point towards the research’s implications and potential future work in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 7 Jul 2023

Keywords

  • Virtualization
  • Unikernel
  • 6G

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