Modeling Mobile Code Acceleration in the Cloud
Huber Flores, Xiang Su, Vassilis Kostakos, Jukka Riekki, Eemil Lagerspetz, Sasu Tarkoma, Pan Hui, Yong Li and Jukka Manner
University of Oulu, University of Oulu, University of Oulu, University of Oulu, University of Helsinki, Helsinki University of Technology, HKUST, Tsinghua University, Aalto University

Tuning the quality of service of a mobile application is critical in order to ensure users satisfaction. Techniques have been proposed to accomplish adaptation of quality of service dynamically. However, there is still a limited understanding about how to provide an utility model for code execution. One key challenge is to model the level of quality in the code execution that can be provisioned by the cloud. Since the allocation of cloud resources has a cost, it is important to optimize cloud usage. We propose a software-defined networking approach that allows modeling and controlling code acceleration of a mobile application deployed across multiple type of devices. By segregating the computational requirements of the mobile application into groups, we were able to define the acceleration needed by each group of devices. As the computational requirements of a device can change across time, a mobile device can be re-assigned to another group based on demand. Our SDN approach implements a model that allows the system to predict workload based on acceleration groups. Evaluating our system in a real testbed showed that it is possible to predict workload and allocate optimal resources to handle that workload with 87.5% of accuracy.