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Mirroring Mobile Phone in the Clouds

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Mobile Services
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-5060-7
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
CountryUnited States


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.

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