Mirroring Mobile Phone in the Clouds

Bin Ye, Frank Zhigang Wang, Ling Li, Na Helian, Theo Dimitrakos

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This paper presents a framework of Mirroring Mobile Phone in the Clouds (MMPC) to speed up data/computing intensive applications on a mobile phone by taking full advantage of the super computing power of the clouds. An application on the mobile phone is dynamically partitioned in such a way that the heavy-weighted part is always running on a mirrored server in the clouds while the light-weighted part remains on the mobile phone. A performance improvement (an energy consumption reduction of 70% and a speed-up of 15x) is achieved at the cost of the communication overhead between the mobile phone and the clouds (to transfer the application codes and intermediate results) of a desired application. Our original contributions include a dynamic profiler and a dynamic partitioning algorithm compared with traditional approaches of either statically partitioning a mobile application or modifying a mobile application to support the required partitioning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479950607
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2014
EventIEEE International Conference on Mobile Services 2014 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 20142 Jul 2014


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Mobile Services 2014
Abbreviated titleMS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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