Carnegie Mellon University’s Living Edge Lab is a real-world test bed for showcasing the benefits of edge computing and it was built from contributions from members of the Open Edge Computing Initiative. To further advance the research around edge computing, Microsoft is donating cloud hardware and services to Living Edge Laboratory.
Microsoft is planning to donate an Azure Data Box Edge, Azure Stack partnering with Intel, and Azure credits to do advanced machine learning and AI at the edge. Microsoft also announced that it is joining the Open Edge Computing Initiative.
The Living Edge Lab was established over the past year through the Open Edge Computing Initiative, a collective effort dedicated to driving the business opportunities and technologies surrounding edge computing. With the addition of Microsoft products to the lab, faculty and students will be able to use them to develop new applications and compare their performance with other components already in place in the lab.