Fujitsu, GE Research Join LF Edge to Propel Open Source Innovation at the Edge

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They will collaborate with 70 plus other members of the LF Edge community to establish a common platform for edge computing.

Fujitsu, a leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, and GE Research, the research and development division of General Electric, have joined LF Edge as premier members.

Launched in January of this year, LF Edge is an umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud or operating system.

It is currently undertaking five projects – including Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry, Home Edge, Open Glossary of Edge Computing and Project EVE.

“We are pleased to welcome Fujitsu and GE Research as the newest Premier members of LF Edge,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Automation, Edge & IoT, the Linux Foundation.

By forming a software stack, LF Edge intends to unify a fragmented edge market around a common, open vision for the future of the industry.

Global cutting-edge organizations unite for a common cause

“Edge computing is critical to unlock innovative ICT applications and use cases promised by 5G.  Fujitsu views LF Edge as the most comprehensive and active open community addressing edge framework,” said Hatsumi Iino, senior director, Strategic Planning unit, Fujitsu Limited.

GE Research has been a strong adopter of Linux technologies and leader in driving Edge Computing capabilities.

“We are excited to join LF Edge and continue that work while collaborating on resources and sharing assets across organizations and industries,” Joel Markham, chief engineer, GE Research, commented.

Fujitsu and GE Research join a growing roster of 70 plus current members, which includes existing premier members Aricent, Arm, AT&T, Baidu, Dell EMC, Dianomic Inc., Ericsson, HP Inc., HPE, Huawei, IBM, Intel, inwinStack, Juniper Networks, MobiledgeX, Netsia, Nokia Solutions, NTT, OSIsoft, Qualcomm Technologies, Radisys, Red Hat, Samsung Electronics, Seagate Technology, Tencent, WindRiver, Wipro and ZEDEDA.

LF Edge will host a workshop discussing how LF Edge and its projects are working together to create a common framework for edge computing at Open Source Summit North America, August 21-23 in San Diego, Calif.

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