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Intermittent Computing: Challenges and Opportunities



The maturation of energy-harvesting technology and ultra-low-power computer systems has led to the advent of intermittently-powered, batteryless devices that operate entirely using energy extracted from their environment. Intermittently operating devices present a rich vein of programming languages research challenges and the purpose of this paper is to illustrate these challenges to the PL research community. To provide depth, this paper includes a survey of the hardware and software design space of intermittent computing platforms. On the foundation of these research challenges and the state of the art in intermittent hardware and software, this paper describes several future PL research directions, emphasizing a connection between intermittence, distributed computing, energy-aware programming and compilation, and approximate computing. We illustrate these connections with a discussion of our ongoing work on programming for intermittence, and on building and simulating intermittent distributed systems.

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  author =	{Brandon Lucia and Vignesh Balaji and Alexei Colin and Kiwan Maeng and Emily Ruppel},
  title =	{{Intermittent Computing: Challenges and Opportunities}},
  booktitle =	{2nd Summit on Advances in Programming Languages (SNAPL 2017)},
  pages =	{8:1--8:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-032-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{71},
  editor =	{Benjamin S. Lerner and Rastislav Bod{\'i}k and Shriram Krishnamurthi},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-71314},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SNAPL.2017.8},
  annote =	{Keywords: Intermittent computing, Energy-harvesting devices}

Keywords: Intermittent computing, Energy-harvesting devices
Seminar: 2nd Summit on Advances in Programming Languages (SNAPL 2017)
Issue date: 2017
Date of publication: 05.05.2017

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