As member of Akraino's Kubernetes-Native Infrastructure family of blueprints, the Industrial Edge (IE) blueprint leverages the best-practices and tools from the Kubernetes community to declaratively manage edge computing stacks (i.e. all infrastructure, clusters, and services) at scale and with a consistent, uniform user experience.
The Industrial Edge blueprint addresses a common use case in manufacturing which is "predictive maintenance", the detection of anomalies in sensor data coming from production line servers to be able to schedule maintenance and avoid costly downtimes. Anomaly detection is based on machine learning inference on streaming sensor data.
The 3-node, highly-available factory edge clusters produced by this blueprint are manageble via a central management hub running Open Cluster Management. The management hub cluster also hosts OpenDataHub, which allows streaming data mirrored from factory edge clusters to be stored in a data lake for re-training of machine learning models and deploying updated models back to the factory sites. OpenDataHub includes Jupyter Notebooks for data scientists to analyse data and work on models.
|Role||Photo & Bio|
|Committer||Edge Computing Team Lead, Emerging Technologies, Office of the CTO|
|Andrew Bays||Red Hat||Committer|
|Yolanda Robla||Red Hat||Yolanda Robla Mota||Committer||Red Hat NFVPE - Edge, baremetal provisioning|
|Ricardo Noriega||Red Hat||Ricardo Noriega|
Principal Software Engineer, Emerging Technologies, Office of the CTO
|Abhinivesh Jain||Wipro||Abhinivesh Jain||Committer||Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, CTO office|
Use Case Template
Business Use Cases
Business Cost - Initial Build Cost Target Objective
Business Cost – Target Operational Objective
Blueprint Family - Proposed Name
Kubernetes-Native Infrastructure for Edge (KNI-Edge)
|Industrial Edge (IE)|
Blueprint - Proposed Name
Industrial Edge (IE)
Initial POD Cost (CAPEX)
Scale & Type
3 servers to 1 rack; x86 servers (Xeon class)
IoT Cloud Platform, Analytics/AI/ML, AR/VR, ultra-low latency control
End-to-end Service Orchestration: n/a