MEC is computing at the edge of a network, which is formed via localized sources. Examples of edge sources include, but are not limited to, routers, base stations, cell towers, and WiFi. These local sources are closer to the end-user, which means computing is done with a latency of mere milliseconds, and it provides a more consistent connection.
Discover the active partnerships behind the study of MEC Intel engages with on a routine basis.
Intel MEC Collaborations and Partnerships
Intel participates as a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) MEC Industry Specifications Group (ISG). The group’s role is to develop industry standards for edge computing. Its activities include designing an open reference architecture, establishing and approving proof of concepts (PoCs), identifying use cases, and creating APIs.
The company also aids in the following groups and collaborations:
- Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
- Partnerships with other telecommunications companies in MEC product development, such as with Nokia and Saguna.
- Telecom Infra Project (TIP)
- 5G Americas
- National Science Foundation: Information-Centric Networking in Wireless Edge Networks
- Academia – Intel sponsors and conducts research with various academic programs
MEC Intel Products
Intel’s Network Edge Virtualization Software Development Kit (NEV SDK) is a network functions virtualization (NFV) platform for MEC applications. Intel offers two packages of their NEV SDK product. One option includes the Intel Atom processor. The other option contains the Intel Xeon processor.
The Intel Xeon processor option includes the MEC reference libraries, Wind River Titanium Server Components, Wind River OpenStack, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and Intel application development tools.
The Intel Edge Cloud SDK includes the Intel System Studio, the Wind River Open Virtualization Profile, Wind River Linux, Wind River On-Board Embedded Development Kit, the Wind River Workbench IDE, a getting started guide, and the Intel Atom Processor.