State of the Edge is a vendor-neutral platform for open research on edge computing that is dedicated to accelerating innovation by crowdsourcing a shared vocabulary for edge. The project develops free, shareable research that is widely adopted and used to discuss compelling solutions offered by edge computing and the next generation Internet.

State of the Edge believes in four principles:

  • The edge is a location, not a thing;
  • There are lots of edges, but the edge we care about today is the edge of the last mile network;
  • This edge has two sides: an infrastructure edge and a device edge;
  • Compute will exist on both sides, working in coordination with the centralized cloud.

The State of the Edge will manage and produce the following assets under the LF Edge umbrella:


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