(19)
(11)EP 3 343 363 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
03.10.2018 Bulletin 2018/40

(43)Date of publication A2:
04.07.2018 Bulletin 2018/27

(21)Application number: 17206464.4

(22)Date of filing:  11.12.2017
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G06F 9/445(2018.01)
H04L 29/08(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 12.12.2016 GB 201621081

(71)Applicant: Virtuosys Limited
Bath, North East Somerset BA1 1JS (GB)

(72)Inventors:
  • Cannon, Mark
    Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1FA (GB)
  • Jelbert, Nicholas
    Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 5JN (GB)

(74)Representative: Optimus Patents Limited 
Peak Hill House Steventon
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 3AZ
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 3AZ (GB)

  


(54)EDGE COMPUTING SYSTEM


(57) An edge computing system comprises an application store, an edge server and a cloud computing system comprising a backend server. The edge server is configured to receive an application from the application store with additional information defining capabilities of the edge server that are required for the application to run on the edge server and/or capabilities of devices connected to the edge server. The edge server determines whether the application can run, and indicates the result to the application store. The edge server keeps a record of applications that can start to run and/or continue to run, when the edge server is or becomes disconnected from the cloud computing system. The application store keeps records of successful application downloads, and of edge servers that indicated they could not run applications.







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