Curious to learn more about what the Computing Force Network working group is doing? Check out these sessions at the OpenInfra Summit in Vancouver, Canada, June 13-15!


What is Computing Force Network (CFN) and what is the CFN working group doing?

Computing Force Network Background

Cloud XR, AIGC, metaverse and other applications are thriving and changing people’s traditional ways of production and life, driving human society to develop toward digitalization and intelligence. As the cornerstone supporting this transformation, the computational power plays a crucial role in promoting technological progress, industry digitization and socioeconomic development. With the continuous and rapid development of this force, it also faces a series of challenges such as diversified applications and imbalances in supply and demand. However, the ubiquitous network establishes the foundation for the multi-layer distribution of computing force and deep collaboration between computing resources. In this context, a computing force network emerges.

Computing Force Network Introduction

Computing Force Network (CFN) is a new type of information infrastructure, its core capabilities are computing force and networking. Computing force refers to distributed and ubiquitous computing capabilities, it can be sourced from cloud computing nodes, edge computing nodes, terminal devices, network devices, etc, providing the foundation for information and data processing. Networking refers to high-speed and efficient interconnection capabilities, including optical access networks, optical transmission networks, IP networks, SDN, deterministic networks, etc. It ensures the connectivity of users, data and computing force. CFN achieves integrated services by flexibly combining multiple elements such as cloud, networking, data, intelligence, security, edge computing and blockchain (ABCDNETS). It promotes the transition of computing force services from a simple combination of cloud and networking to deeply integrated services with multiple factors.

CFN integrates diverse computing forces across cloud, edge and terminal devices and connects through ubiquitous global networking resources. Through deep integration of various technological elements, CFN enables the seamless and intelligent orchestration of heterogeneous computing resources that are distributed across different regions and owned by multiple entities. It facilitates the coordinated allocation and scheduling of computational tasks and data transmission, allowing applications to dynamically and in real-time access computing resources from different regions. This enhances the flexibility and efficiency of computing and networking services. By optimal resource allocation strategies, CFN enables the optimal utilization of resources, providing users with on-demand, real-time access to task-based services with precise matching, location transparency and elastic scalability (Task as a Service).

CFN Working Group at the Upcoming OpenInfra Summit

To learn more about the CFN working group, check out these sessions at the OpenInfra Summit in Vancouver, June 13-15.

Wed, June 14, 9:00 am – 9:30 am | Vancouver Convention Centre – Room 11

Wed, June 14, 9:25 am – 9:40 am | Vancouver Convention Centre – OpenInfra Stage

Thu, June 15, 2:40 pm – 3:10 pm | Vancouver Convention Centre – Room 8/15