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IEEE picks OpenFog for official fog computing standard

  The IEEE standards organization has picked the OpenFog Consortium’s Reference Architecture (ORA) to be the basis of its new IEEE 1934 standard, which defines a universal technical framework for fog computing, designed for the data-intensive requirements of the IoT, 5G, and AI applications. But OpenFog isn’t the only initiative in this sector. The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry is an open source project that wants to build a similar framework. There is very little overlap between the two groups’ memberships, and we have speculated that this could be yet another example of an IoT standards war. The EdgeX Foundry was launched in April 2017, after the ORA was published, but it has gone pretty quiet since then. Fog computing, so-called…

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