Living life on the edge - Thingmonk 2016
Post on 18-Feb-2017
Living life on the edge.Martin Gale Master Inventor and CTO for Industrial Sector, IBM UK and Ireland
In the beginning, we did things the hard way.
Most expensiveLeast expensive
Connected sensors moved the boundaries of enterprise systems and the edge became a thing.
Remote sites Headquarters
Edge of the network
There are some important factors we learned from this.
Impact on enterprise systems
design and capacity
The cost of remote communications
Latency between sense and respond.
Good old fashioned common
Capable devices, capable edge.
Shift towards actionable insight. More efficient use of comms.
Autonomy of remote sites. More possibilities.
What we do at the edge varies in complexity.
er Stream analytics
Data mediation and flow control
Very few IoT reference architectures break the edge down.
Control Code Local applicationsAnalytics Models
Sensor SDKs Back-end SDK
Wide Area Network
Local Area Network
Sensors and Actuators
Device installation and maintenance
Device and asset management
Who can access the running box?
Who installs and fixes the device?
How do we apply fixes remotely?
What do we build our applications
What type of device is really needed?
The edge applies to multiple areas of Industry 4.0.
Flexible manufacturing Internet of People and Things
Autonomous systems Analytics and cognitive
Internet of services
In manufacturing, halted production costs big money.
Many manufacturers only know when production will halt when it happens!
per minute10ks 5-10
minutes a day
Incremental use of the edge helps reduce risk of lost production.
Spot the trend and automatically
Understand the trend and its context
A hybrid of analytics on the cloud and edge enable a smarter factory.
sound, vibration, temperature
Synthesis of readings indicates head will break
within 24 hours
Triggers creation of work order for that nights planned
Re-routes high priority work order to another cell in