International hackathons trial ETSI MEC edge computing solutions
The Hackathons were organised by ETSI’s Industry Specification Group (ISG). The main subject of the series was in-vehicle infotainment with teams asked to use ETSI MEC technologies to develop entertainment and/or VR/AR applications for vehicle passengers. The teams had to trial applications in real-life MEC systems and connect with the MEC APIs for simulated in-network data. Huawei, Intel and Saguna provided the MEC platforms and Huawei and Intel supplied server hardware.
The Berlin hackathon was won by EDGEGAP, who proposed a solution for real-time optimisation of multi-player games. This was installed on two MEC platforms – Saguna, based on virtual machines, and Huawei, based on containers.
The winner of the Turin Hackathon, JARVIS, developed a solution that exploited MEC’s performance capabilities within vehicles’ collision avoidance systems. Their entry will be included in the city of Turin’s Smart Road project as a prize. This integration will provide a test of the application within a live 5G automotive infrastructure trial in an urban environment. The second prize winners, Drivenet, will get free mentoring and consultancy from I3P, the start-up incubator of the Polytechnic University of Turin, which also hosted the Hackathon.
The event in Beijing awarded four participating with Best Awards. China Mobile Research Institute and Neusoft received the Application Innovation Award for “Low-latency intelligent image identification based on edge computing”. China Unicom and Shenzhen Santu Tech’s “MEC edge cloud 3D holographic E2E service solution” was named Best Application Prospect. The “Smart eye” solution by CTBRI received Best Technology Innovation Award and the Best Technical Contribution Award went to “Cloud goods identification of MEC-based computing prioritized network” developed by China Mobile Research Institute and Huawei 2012 Laboratories.