The 6G Computing Continuum (6GCC): Meeting the 6G computing challenges

William Tärneberg, Emma Fitzgerald, Monowar Bhuyan, Paul Townend, Karl-Erik Årzén, Per-Olov Östberg, Erik Elmroth, Johan Eker, Fredrik Tufvesson, Maria Kihl

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6G systems, such as Large Intelligent Surfaces, will require distributed, complex, and coordinated decisions throughout a very heterogeneous and cell free infrastructure. This will require a fundamentally redesigned software infrastructure accompanied by massively distributed and heterogeneous computing resources, vastly different from current wireless networks.
To address these challenges, in this paper, we propose and motivate the concept of a 6G Computing Continuum (6GCC) and two research testbeds, to advance the rate and quality of research. 6G Computing Continuum is an end-to-end compute
and software platform for realizing large intelligent surfaces and its tenant users and applications. One for addressing the challenges or orchestrating shared computational resources in the wireless domain, implemented on a Large Intelligent Surfaces testbed. Another simulation-based testbed is intended to address scalability and global-scale orchestration challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st International Conference on 6G Networking (6GNet)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022 Apr 22
Event1st International Conference on 6G Networking (6GNet 2022) - Paris, France
Duration: 2022 Jul 62022 Jul 8


Conference1st International Conference on 6G Networking (6GNet 2022)

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  • Communication Systems


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